Dell 720 does not print at all due to cartridge problem
Neither ink cartriges work when attempting to print or open tray, the print heads bounce back and 4th almost 2wice as fast and smack each side of the printer. Please send any information you have on this. Thanks!
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The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading
position unless the printer is busy.
Press the tabs on the cartridge lids, then lift
Remove the old ink
Store the cartridges in an air-tight container
or dispose of them properly.
If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove
the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink
NOTE: You can use your
printer with one cartridge (color or black) at a time. To extend the life of
your color cartridge and improve printing speed, install both a color cartridge
and a black cartridge at the same time.
Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the
color ink cartridge is secure in the left ink cartridge carrier and the black
ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier.
Snap each lid closed.
Close the front cover. The front cover must be
closed to start a print job.
Open the Dell Printer Solution Center by
clicking Start® Programs or All
Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Photo Printer 720® Dell Printer Solution Center.
Click the Maintenance tab.
Click Install a new print
Select the type of cartridge you
NOTE: Specify whether the
cartridge is a new cartridge or an old cartridge (one that has been used
before). If an old cartridge is incorrectly identified as New Cartridge in the
Dell Printer Solution Center, ink levels may be
This may be a printer that may have the same issue as all the other Epson models
The issue is that this printer may have caked and stopped up ink in something called an ink tube runner. This plastic tube runs the excess ink off the cartriges and funnels them to some ink pads below the printer assembly. You would need to get a matanace manual to see what new pads to buy as well as going to fixyourownprinter.com to get the cleaning liquid to unclogg the tube from all the stopped up ink trapped in it
Most companies delibertly reject 3rd party ink or refilled cartridges.
Some companies consider this to be product tampering and will even void warranties because of these inks,
No, its not just to keep the market price hiogh, Its because these companies have no way to protect the intergity of their products. More often then not this "Cheap" ink, will cause leakae, poor print quaklity and damage to the print heads.
The next logical step is to try to gfet the printer fixed or replaced under its warranty.
Ink is chemicall developed to work with each printer. There is no way, for example, that I can say your ink will work in my product without extensive testing. Now if you want to pay me to do the testing...
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel. # Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right). # Continue doing this until it looks clean. # Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing. # Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.
1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier. 2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.
# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the Try to print a test even this fails then you have cartridge head short in the printer ...
it may not really be the lever it may just need some lube. if you use some vasline and rub it on the bar and then move the printer head up and down put more vasline until the head moves slwly then try printing this may work.
Cartriges have a shelf life. It's printing in blue either because it has dried up or is out. Different cartriges have different timelines but if you haven't been using the printer often, it could have dried up or is simply out of ink. I would suggest first to try cleaning the head of the cartrige where the ink comes out with alcohol and a Q-tip and then if that doesn't work, buying a new black cartrige.