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Where are the printheads so that I may clean them to avoid photo streaking?

My HP 6210 Office Jet is streaking especially when printing blue water photos. I tried cleaning the printer manually and running the cleaning cycle which looks fine, but then it happens again, even with a new cartridge. Where are the print heads? Are they in the cartridge or in the machine? If they are in the machine, how do I get to them and clean them as well? Thanks for your help!

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  • souljourner1 Apr 18, 2009

    Thanks Astrid, Is there any third party ink that is not junk?

  • souljourner1 Apr 18, 2009

    I rated you for the info supplied and I appreciate it! I have bought another original HP black. I will let you know if this does the trick!



    Thanks again!

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Hp in cartridge.
3 causes:
Empty
Left to long in hot dry environment
Incompatible 3rd party refill.
They are at bottom of cartridge and you can try to get them going with a few moist cotton swabs.
If you got 3rd party junk refill, forget it.
The head is that rectangular metal looking plate

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

  • astrid prieto Apr 18, 2009

    All HP experience together, best deal is the original.

    But you can try other suppliers because you onluy stand to loose the cartridge, not the printer.

    With an Epson you loose the whole printer.

    Some 3 party I tried

    Pelican (german, no god)

    Peach (local drugstore, so so)

    All others had a problem of continuous to being printing without getting dry.

    And HP All in one cartridgres cant be resetted by third party for the famous level drop count.



    Better of buying original at greater whole retailer at discount.

    Could you please rate me for all this work? Trying to keep fun in helping people, thank you.

  • astrid prieto Apr 18, 2009

    Sure will, I am only 12 years on the road with HP's.

    Mind you most offices overhere use the Peach brand cartridges.



    And there are some local good artists doing a good job.

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How can I get rid of lines on photos


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Step one: Retry the print

If printing on glossy paper was paused or interrupted in the middle of the print job (for instance, if a cartridge was replaced), the resulting print may show a grainy band. In this case, retry the print and avoid interrupting the job.

Step two: Free up system resources and ensure direct communication

The PC can cause the printer to pause if it is not fast enough to keep the printer fed with data. The following steps can help alleviate this problem.
  1. Make sure that the PC meets the minimum system requirements for this printer.
  2. Restart the PC.
  3. Close out of all programs except for the program the print out will originate from.
  4. Shut down programs running in the Task Bar by right clicking on them and choosing exit. These programs will restart the next time the PC is rebooted.
  5. Ensure that the USB cable is 10 feet in length or less. Make sure the USB cable goes directly from the printer to the PC with no intervening devices in between such as a USB hub.

Step three: Check the paper or specialty printing material


  • Make sure the media is not damaged, scratched, or curled. Always store printing materials in a sealed plastic bag, especially in a humid environment, to help protect the material from damage or curl.
  • HP inks and media are designed to deliver optimum results. Other media may not perform as well.

Step four: Increase the print quality mode

If reprinting did not help and the paper or specialty printing material is not damaged, check the print quality mode:
  1. Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
  2. On the File menu in your software program, click Print .
  3. Make sure your printer is selected.
  4. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box. Depending on your software program, this button might be called Properties , Options , Printer Setup , or Printer .
  5. Click the Features tab.
  6. In the Print Quality drop down list, choose a higher print quality (for instance, if the print quality is Fast Draft or Normal , switch to Best or Maximum DPI ).

Step five: Clean the printheads using the printer control panel

If you still see streaks or lines in your printouts, clean the printheads using the printer control panel.


NOTE:Always allow the printhead cleaning routine to complete. If the printer loses power in the middle of a cleaning, make sure to repeat the cleaning and allow the printer to complete it.
  1. Press Menu on the printer control panel. Figure 3: Menu button on the printer control panel

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  1. Using the arrow keys to move through the menu options, find and select Clean printheads , and then press OK .
  2. Following the directions on the printer screen, load paper so the printer can print a test page after cleaning the printheads. Use plain paper to conserve photo paper.
  3. Press OK to begin cleaning the printheads. A Print Quality Diagnostic page prints at the end of the cleaning. Figure 4: Print Quality Diagnostic page

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  1. If there are white lines across any of the color blocks on the Print Quality Diagnostic page, press Cancel to repeat the cleaning.
  2. Cleaning may be repeated a number of times. The number of cleanings (and therefore the length of the procedure and the amount of ink and paper used) will vary depending on the severity of the problem. A Print Quality Diagnostic page is printed after each cleaning. Look for white lines through the blocks after each cleaning, and if the print quality seems to be getting better (fewer white lines), continue to repeat the cleaning. Eventually, a Recommend Six-Minute Cleaningmessage will appear on the printer display. If the print quality has been improving, press OK to perform six-minute cleaning.
    • As soon as the white lines no longer appear in the color blocks, the problem should be solved. Print a normal print job to confirm that the print quality is acceptable.
    • If the print quality is still bad after the six-minute cleaning, or does not improve with repeated cleaning, or is not acceptable even though there are no white lines through the color blocks, go on to the next step.

      Step six: Align and calibrate the printheads

      If you still see streaks or lines in your printouts, align and calibrate the printheads.
      1. Align the printheads:
        1. Load plain, white, unused paper in the main tray.
        2. Press Menu on the printer control panel. Figure 5: Menu button on the printer control panel

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    1. Select Calibrate Printer , and then press OK .
    2. Select Align Printheads , and then press OK .
  1. Reset the closed loop calibration:
    1. Press Menu on the printer control panel.
    2. Select Calibrate printer , and then press OK .
    3. Select Reset closed loop calibration , and then press OK .
    4. The printer LCD will display Ready .
  2. Color calibrate the printer using closed loop calibration.
    1. Load HP Advanced Glossy Photo Paper in the main tray.
NOTE:Only HP Advanced Glossy Photo Paper should be used for this process. If plain paper is detected by the printer, the calibration procedure may fail or print quality may be affected.

    1. Press Menu on the printer control panel.
    2. Select Calibrate Printer, and then press OK.
    3. Select Closed Loop Calibration, and then press OK.

Step seven: Clean the printheads manually

If you still see streaks or lines in your printouts, clean the printheads manually:
  1. Gather the following items to clean the nozzles on the printheads:
    • Distilled water (tap water might contain contaminants that could damage the printheads)
    • Cotton swabs or other soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the printhead
    • Sheets of paper or paper towels to rest the printheads on
  2. Open the top door of the printer.
  3. Press and hold OK until the printhead assembly moves to the left side of the printer and stops.
  4. Raise the printhead assembly cover.
  5. Remove a printhead and place it on a piece of paper with the ink nozzle plate facing up.
    Figure 6: Removing a printhead


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NOTE:Do not touch the ink nozzle plate with your fingers. Touching the ink nozzle plate will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.

NOTE:Do not leave the printhead outside the printer for more than 30 minutes. Ink nozzles exposed to the air longer than this might dry out and cause printing problems.

  1. Lightly moisten a cotton swab with distilled water and squeeze any excess water from the swab by pressing it against a clean plastic or tile surface. Do not use your fingers to squeeze the excess water from the swab, because the oil from your fingers could contaminate the swab.
  2. Gently wipe the nozzles on the printhead with the cotton swab. Figure 7: Wiping the nozzles

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  1. Wipe until no ink residue or dust appears on a clean swab.
  2. Insert the printhead in the printer.
  3. Repeat the steps above for each printhead. When all the printheads have been cleaned and reinstalled, close the top door of the printer.
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    NOTE:If a message appears on the printer screen directing you to replace a printhead, click the Contact HP link on this page to contact HP support.

Step eight: Replace the printhead

If you still see streaks or lines in your printouts after performing all the steps above, one or more printheads may need to be replaced. If your printheads are still under warranty, click Contact HPon this page to arrange to replace the printheads.

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On my Test Pattern 2 the blue/light blue and green/yeallow have steeks in it. The documents that I print have streaks going across the page. I've cleaned everythign I can clean. The printer has 6,251...


SolutionFollow the given steps in the order presented to resolve the issue: Step one: Retry the print jobThe problem may occur only rarely. If you have not seen it in other printouts, try again. Step two: Increase the print quality modeIf reprinting did not help, try increasing the print quality mode.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected, and then click Properties .
  3. Select the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Print Quality area, choose the next higher quality setting. If the current setting is Draft, choose Normal. If the current setting is Normal, choose Best.
Step three: Print in grayscale (black area streaking only) If the streaks are in a black area of a black and white printout, change to grayscale printing.
NOTE: This step does not apply to color printouts.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected and click Properties .
  3. Click the Color tab, and select Print Grayscale and High Quality .
Step four: Clean the printheadsIf the print quality is still bad, clean the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings , Print Settings , and then select Printer Toolbox .
  4. Click the Service Tab .
  5. Click Clean Printhead , and then click Clean .
Step five: Align the printheads If the print quality is still bad, align the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox , and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Align Printheads . The Align Printheads window opens. Click Align .
  4. The printer prints an alignment page. The lines in the patterns should appear to be straight. Click OK when the page finishes printing.
Step six: Calibrate the linefeed If the print quality is still bad, calibrate the linefeed:
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Calibrate Advanced Linefeed . The Advanced Linefeed Calibration window opens. Click OK .
Step seven: Replace one or both printheads If the print quality is still bad after performing all the above steps, one or both of the printheads will have to be replaced. Print a PQ Diagnostic page to see which printhead should be replaced.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press 1 and * simultaneously.
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    • If the Black block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Cyan block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Magenta block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Red block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Green block has lines – replace the KY printhead.

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Step one: Retry the print job The problem may occur only rarely. If you have not seen it in other printouts, try again. Step two: Increase the print quality mode If reprinting did not help, try increasing the print quality mode.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected, and then click Properties .
  3. Select the Paper/Quality tab.
  4. In the Print Quality area, choose the next higher quality setting. If the current setting is Draft, choose Normal. If the current setting is Normal, choose Best.
Step three: Print in grayscale (black area streaking only) If the streaks are in a black area of a black and white printout, change to grayscale printing. NOTE: This step does not apply to color printouts.
  1. In the application you are printing from, click File , and then click Print .
  2. Make sure the printer is selected and click Properties .
  3. Click the Color tab, and select Print Grayscale and High Quality .
Step four: Clean the printheads If the print quality is still bad, clean the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings , Print Settings , and then select Printer Toolbox .
  4. Click the Service Tab .
  5. Click Clean Printhead , and then click Clean .
Step five: Align the printheads If the print quality is still bad, align the printheads.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox , and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Align Printheads . The Align Printheads window opens. Click Align .
  4. The printer prints an alignment page. The lines in the patterns should appear to be straight. Click OK when the page finishes printing.
Step six: Calibrate the linefeed If the print quality is still bad, calibrate the linefeed:
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Open the printer Toolbox and select the Printer Services tab.
  3. Click Calibrate Advanced Linefeed . The Advanced Linefeed Calibration window opens. Click OK .
Step seven: Replace one or both printheads If the print quality is still bad after performing all the above steps, one or both of the printheads will have to be replaced. Print a PQ Diagnostic page to see which printhead should be replaced.
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
  2. Press the Setup button.
  3. Press 1 and * simultaneously.
  4. Look at the color blocks labeled Test Pattern 2. Some or all of them could show white horizontal streaks. If none of the blocks are streaked, the printheads are okay.
    • If the Black block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Cyan block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Magenta block has lines – replace the MC printhead.
    • If the Red block has lines – replace the KY printhead.
    • If the Green block has lines – replace the KY printhead.

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