Toothed belt which carries print head requires replacing, it has disintergrated. I can not find the part on the net, will the belt from another model compatible? Is it worth the effort of repairing even?
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Re: Print head carriage drive belt failure.
The 710 is a very old printer. A new printer of similar quality can be bought for less than the price of the ink cartridges in the 710. The belt is a difficult item to replace even for a tech, if you can even find one. I'd recommend shopping for a new printer, you'll be much happier with a more up to date one anyway. I'm an HP fan so will recommend sticking with HP. Good luck and Thanks for stoppin by!
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Yes It could if it kept the print heads from moving freely. You are probably hearing plastic gears or the toothed drive belt grinding. Re-alignment is tricky - your alternative is dumping the printer. With printer unplugged, try to move the print head and take careful note of the belt and gears. Move head as far as it will go. Then remove the belt and move the head the rest of the way in that direction. Then reinstall the belt and test. You may have to do this a couple times to get it right, but I have been able to on ink jets (And have also failed)
Manually try to pull out service station(where print head cleaners located)., feeling very hard?.. cleaning and lubrication required.. Remove right cover., cheat the door sensor., switch on the printer & check for the where is the abstraction?.. If found any paper particles, remove & try.. Still problem persists, service station required over haul & lubrication.. But only professionals can perform this activity., ..
Note: Don't switch on the printer without print heads..Once printer treats no print heads in carriage, it will ask for health print heads for alignment., result you need to spend for full set of print heads.. be care full..
Either something is jammed and preventing the print head carriage from moving from side to side, or the drive belt has snapped. Open the window and check the black belt that runs the width of the printer. Check both ends carefully because often the failure happens when the belt frays and gets wrapped around the motor or idler pulley.
Examine the belt that powers the print head, see if it is excessively sloppy, check the head moves freely along the print head bar, if it snags, there is damage to the bar or the print head holder is worn
TBH, I'd bury it if there is any wear as replacement parts are expensive compared to a new printer
if the carriage still moves, it's not the belt that has come undone. the best thing to do is remove the top cover (4 screws: two inside the front door, two on the back of the printer) and carefully remove the transparent ribbon that runs through the back of the ink carriage and clean this ribbon. it is used to measure the carriage's movement. be carefull not to stretch out the torsion spring. while you re-mount the ribbon, you can check if the drive belt is well fixed within the back of the carriage.
more than likely the slot in your carriage assembly is faulty. try cleaning the contacts on the carriage assembly if that doesn't help, than more than likely you need to replace the carriage assembly and also the trailing cables. if you are going to keep this printer for awhile than you should also replace the carriage belt. if you can find a certified hp repair person, the cost should be around $500-600.
there is a rubber belt that moves the head from left to right if its broken it needs to be replaced or if its just got loose open the sides of the printer and then refit the belt there is a small section given in the back of the carriage where the belt fits.once u will open u will get the section easily.
I had this eror. It was caused by indexing error left to right.Would print some then cancel after starting to make clunking and left to right error gets to large.(white edge up the side of full page print). There is a toothed print head carriage drive belt and a clear indexing strip above the heavily white greased bar behind print head carriage. If this clear indexing strip gets grease or anything else on it the print head cannot index. With print head at full right position,power off, I carefully wiped the clear strip by pinching between clean dry fingers and wiping up and down the strip a few times,maybe use cotton wool buds and IPA or methalated spirit if you can't get your fingers in there without breaking the strip. then with power on print head in change cartridge position,push carriage to far left and wipe right side of clear strip.I pushed carriage full left to right a few times,Then ran print head alignment.Fixed without taking apart.