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Good morning. The CHECK PRINT HEAD PATH error is caused by the sensors on the print head carriage sending signals to the electronics that the carriage speed is incorrect. Generally, this is a mechanical problem caused by an obstruction, such as a paper jam or some other item in the paper path. However, the most common reason for the error is a worn out carriage belt. Look under the belt to see if there is debris resembling pencil erasure crumbs. If the crumbs are present, your belt is disintegrating and needs to be replaced. The parts can be purchased at:

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Error 1252 power/on and off

System Error: System Error 125x: Sub-Tank Supply Error
The Sub-Tank Sensor does not switch to less than half even though ink has been
x = 0: Printhead Number 1 (Black).
x = 1: Printhead Number 2 (Light Magenta).
x = 2: Printhead Number 3 (Light Cyan).
x = 3: Printhead Number 4 (Yellow).
x = 4: Printhead Number 5 (Magenta).
x = 5: Printhead Number 6 (Cyan).
Corrective Action: Try the following:
Enter the Motors Menu (in Maintenance Mode) and set the "Solenoid L"
and "Solenoid R" options to "Closed" to cut the outside air. Now set the
"Cap Stat Motor" to "Prime" to discharge the ink from the Sub-Tank and
check if the Ink Supply Motor drives by turning the power ON again when
there is a little bit of ink left. If the Motor is not driven, replace the
corresponding Cable or Ink Supply Station.
Check whether the Sub-Tank Sensor Plate works correctly and is not
blocked by any foreign object.

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Loading roll paper printhead path type 1

Switch on & observe the carriage behavior for hitting right ot left frames. Clean encoder with dry cloth to avoid ink marks on it & also check for damages.. if found replace it, check..
Enter in to service mode, scroll to carriage test, enter. Check for the result, if its failed, replace it..
Entering in service mode: Power off the printer by using through front panel power switch. Hold the color key switch on the printer using power switch mounted on front panel.Wait till "initializing" appears release the button, you can observe "service test" on panel scroll to carriage test> enter.
I hope you can solve the issue..

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Intermec PX4i printing blank labels

I found the following item on page 3 in the printhead installation manual:
"Note: If you are installing the 400 dpi printhead on the PX4i

printer (Kit P/N 850-812-900 IPL Only), you must first

update the IPL firmware to version 2.74 or later."

I assume this is a partial exception to the general caution on page 1 of the same publication:

"When installing a printhead, make sure that the printhead

density and alignment is the same as in the one you replace

and that the printhead is designed for the type of printer in

which you are going to install it."

Also, the printer should not be powered when the printhead is being installed. The printer does not identify the printhead until it goes through a power-on startup.

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Mijn printer een lexmark c532n geeft 113.01 SERVICE PRINTHEAD ERROR

An error has occurred in the yellow channel of the printhead.

1 Is the front access door completely closed?
(Yes) Go to step 2. (No) Properly close the door.
2 Turn the printer off, and remove the rear cover.Check the connector JINT1 (5 V interlock switch cable) for proper connection to the system card, the cable for pinch points, and the cable or connector for any other damage.Is the cable damaged?
(Yes)Replace the front access door 5 V interlock switch. (No) Go to step 3.
3 Turn the printer power on, and check for 5 V dc between JINT1 pin (red wire) and ground.
Is voltage present?
(Yes) Replace the front access door 5 V interlock switch. (No)Go to step 4.
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Error code 0x61011beb / HP Photosmart D7560 / Printer will not Print DVD Media

Solution 1: reset the printer:

1. Switch on the unit.
2. Open printer and remove all cartridge.
3. Unplug the power cord from the printer.
4. Unplug the cable from the wall outlet
5. Wait 30 seconds.
6. Plug the power cord back into the printer.
7. Plug the power cable directly to the wall outlet.
8. Open the top cover and reinsert the cartridges.
9. Turn the unit on.
10. Print a document to test

Solution 2: If the previous solutions did not work, check and clean the printhead:

  • Step one: Remove the printhead:
1. Press the Power button to turn on the product.
2. Open the cartridge access door.
3. Remove each cartridge.
4. Lift the latch handle on the carriage until it stops.
5. Lift the printhead straight up to remove it.

  • Step two: Clean the printhead
1 - Plastic ramp on the side of the ink nozzles
2 - The edge between the ink nozzles and the electrical contacts
3 - The electrical contacts
CAUTION: Do not touch the ink nozzles. Use only cleaning materials to touch the electrical contact areas.

  • Step three: Reinstall the printhead
1. Raise the latch handle, and then reinsert the printhead.
2. Carefully lower the latch handle before reinserting the cartridges. The latch must remain down to install the cartridges correctly.
3. Slide the cartridges into their appropriate slots until they snap firmly into place in the slot.
4. Close the cartridge access door.

Hope this helps

Please rate this solution, thanks!

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I had the same problem. Everything was working fine one day, but when I tried to switch it on the next day, nothing! The status light came on green briefly but then turned off. I thought the power module might be blown so I ordered a new one, that changed nothing, my printer was still completely dead, showing no sign of working at all.
I dismantled it to inspect every component for signs of failure, everything looked like new. Having read that the print heads can fail (dry out then blow) on canon printers, I tried starting the printer without the printhead and hey presto, it turned on and went through it's startup cycle. After making whirring sounds for a while a message popped up telling me that there was no printhead installed. As soon as I reinserted the printhead the printer turned off and wouldn't turn on again, even if I removed the printhead again (and unplugged/waited etc). I had to unplug and then re-plug a connector on the printer's motherboard to get back to the stage when the printer would turn on (without the printhead).
I have inspected the printhead with high powered magnification and found nothing unusual - a new printhead is about $100! My final conclusion is that there is nothing actually "wrong" with the printer but rather that it is a case of programmed obsolescence. My printer is about 5 years old (like new) and in the service manual that is the prescribed lifetime for the printer, so it's designed to simple stop working after that time.
PS. I did do the ink well reset procedure, didn't help.

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Printer will not turn on. Can this be the result of a broken fuse or power supply?

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Problem Description: Carriage-Axis shutdown. Corrective Action: If this error code appeared but was NOT caused by a paper jam, then try the following:
1) Too much friction in the Slider Rod. Enter the Printer Information utility and check the Scan-Axis usage. If the percentage is close to 100%, then lubricate the Slider Rod.
2) The Carriage is bumping into the Service Station. If the carriage
is stuck at the right hand side of the Printer and cannot be moved
out to the center of the Print Platen it is because the Service
Station cannot uncap the Printheads. In this case replace the
Service Station/Aerosol Fan Assembly
3) Perform the Carriage Movement test

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IDS failure, call HP message comes up

Hope this helps you. This error is caused by either a correct or incorrect detection of air in the manifold. The steps below will clear the error condition, which should solve the problem if it is caused by an incorrect detection of air. If there really is air in the manifold, however, this procedure will not solve the problem and the printer will have to be serviced. Step 1 - Remove all printheads CAUTION: Do not touch the printhead tower. Do not remove the printhead handle. Keep printheads out of the reach of children. Figure 1: HP 14 printhead c00042423.jpg 1 - Handle 2 - Tower
  1. Make sure the unit is plugged in and the power is turned on.
  2. Open the print carriage access door by lifting the handle until the door locks in place. The print carriage moves to the center.
  3. Wait two or three seconds, then unplug the power cord.
  4. Open the printhead latch. See the illustration below. Figure 2: Open the printhead latch c00042424.jpg
  5. Remove each problem printhead by lifting the printhead handle and pulling up. See the illustration below. Figure 3: Remove the printhead c00042425.jpg
Step 2 - Reset the internal error state NOTE: This step must be performed before the printheads are re-installed.
  1. Close the printhead chute.
  2. Close the access door.
  3. Plug the power cord back in.
  4. Turn on the power. The front panel should read No Printhead. Will damage Product. Insert [color name] [icon] printhead now . NOTE: The carriage may make a grinding noise when you turn the power on. This noise is normal.
  5. Open the print carriage access door by lifting the handle until the door locks in place. The print carriage moves to the center.
  6. Wait two or three seconds, then unplug the power cord.
  7. Open the printhead latch.
Before re-inserting the printheads, make sure all the electrical contacts have had at least five minutes to dry. Step 3 - Insert the printheads
  1. Place each printhead in its slot in the printhead carriage. The colored shape on the top of the printhead should match the colored shape on the proper slot on the printhead carriage.
  2. Press down firmly and evenly on both the front and back of the printhead, as shown in the illustration below. Proper seating is essential to making good electrical contact.
Figure 4: Seat the printhead c00042431.jpg Step 4 - Close and check the printer
  1. Close the printhead carriage latch and make sure the loops catch the hooks. See the illustration below. Figure 5: Loops catch hooks c00042432.jpg
  2. Snap the latch into place.
  3. Plug in the power cord.
  4. Close the print carriage access door.
  5. Turn on the power.
  6. If the error clears, a message to align the printheads may appear on the HP Officejet D and HP Officejet 7100. Press Enter to align. If the error persists contact HP. Printhead replacement will not resolve this problem - the printer will have to be serviced.

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When the plotter goes through its initialization, it stops, the printheads move to the right side and the window displays "switch power off, check printhead path (2)" I've turned the power of an wiped things down, I've unplugged and then restarted but continue to get this message. What do I need to look for or do to get it back on track?

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