Question about HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer
Dipu007 has notified me that this could be dirty or disconnected encoder strip or maybe a service station problem, but nothing about where,what and how to fix these problems..
He also advised to notify him of the actions when the printer is powered up from off..I did and the ink cartridges only make one vertical up then down movement. I still need to know how to repair my printer.
I hope this helps. There is usually a spring that holds the encoder strip on either or both ends. The have a hole that the spring is inserted in. The hole brakes and the encoder strip comes off. If you have all the parts including the spring you can modify the encoder strip by cutting a piece of strong tape to fit over where the strip was broken. I use packing tape. Poke a hole in it and reinstall encoder strip. You should also be able to buy a new strip but I am not sure. I also would go to an electronic store and find a tool to help. Buy a spring hook. It is designed to help push on and pull off springs and they only should cost a couple bucks USA. I hope this helps, Bill
Posted on Apr 01, 2007
Here is one of the solution for the issue.
check if the serial number of the printer starts with MY66xxxxxx, MY67xxxxxx, or MY68xxxxxx. If your printer has a combination of any one of the above mentioned serial number, then try to replace the ink cartridge and you can replace the printer if it is covered under warranty.
The yellow ink sensor could be corroded and giving a false message.
Posted on May 11, 2008
I had this same exact problem. Try doing:
1. Unplug the power cord from printer.
2. Hold both o.k and Cancel simultaneously.
3. Plug the power cable while holding the buttons.
After I did this my printer reconfigured like it used to do and it was like it was new again.... well new plus a headache a managed to get while reading all these little posts. I hope this helps!
If not try going to this website:
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
Turn off the machine, unplug the power cord from the back of the machine, remove the ink cartridges (lift the lid up at the base of the control panel), wait 2 min, plug the power cord back in, press the on button, wait until the printer prompts that the ink cartridges are missing, then replace the ink cartridges. If this doesn't fix the problem you may have to re-prime the ink lines to clear the error. You can find instructions for this at http://www.ccl-la.com/blog/index.php/hp-photosmart-ink-system-failure-1/.
Posted on Mar 15, 2010
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