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HP Deskjet 3250: My printer prints only the top 4 to 5 lines of a document , then, it is smeared print after that. Can't figure out what is wrong.

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Try to clean the rollers and the cartridges head as they be clogged in ink
which is causing this problem:


# 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 printer.

Posted on Feb 19, 2009

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Introduction This document explains the basics of installing or replacing the print cartridges. It is for a 5940 which is the same printer design, yours may look a bit different but I copied this from HP at the section for your printer so follow the instructions and you should be okay.
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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00411520&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=445441&os=228&rule=27868&lang=en

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