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My printer isn't printing

My printer takes paper in , you can see it ( ink cartridges)and hear it moving but the thing just dont want to print... PLEASE HELP ME... goin' a little nuts here, lol

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Re: my printer isn't printing

If you are not using printer for a long time, probably the ink cartridges are dried up...

Posted on Jan 13, 2008

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My hp deskjey f2400 printer was running 5-6 papers at a time. They're usually not aligned so the printed image comes out in pieces on all of them. Now it just takes in a bunch of papers like before and...

Try these.

1? cartidge heads may get coated clean with an alcohol dampend cloth
2- The rolling bar that gets the papers gets dirty clean it with an alcohol dampended cloth. This may be the reason for getting more than one page at a time.

Mar 07, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Have ink, but its not printing. the paper is doing the right thing ,but not putting ink on paper

Please make sure that the print head is not clogged. The ink can flow out easily from the print head. How do you know if there is no dry ink clogging the print head? Remove the cartridge and run the print head in a soft smooth paper, see if the inks was left in the paper proportionally. If no ink marks then its clogged.

flushing the print head of the cartridge directly from the tap water will help ....Open your printer cover, remove the the printhead directly on a tap water running slowly. This will help flush the dried ink that clogged in the printhead. Turn the print head over, bottom side up until you see the ink flowed out from the printhead, do this until you see the a smooth flow of ink..(better result if the water is warm).. tap water contains residual minerals that can clog also the it is advisable to final flush the printhead with a distilled water (it has no impurities) and dry it with cloth..

The last thing to do and it will take you sometime is to soak the printhead portion of your cartridge in a mixture of ammonia and hot distilled water, (please make sure that the contact point of the cartridge to the printer is not soak).. Place the printhead on the hot water and leave it there for about 4 to 5 hours..move it on different location from time to time..After soaking, rinse it with distilled water and dry it with cloth...

After doing the instructions, return back the cartridge to the printer and do the printhead alignment..

Try printing a test page and see the outcome...

If you find this information very helpful, would you be kind to rate this solution. Thanks

Aug 18, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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How do I clean the printer nozzles as it leaves streekes on printed pictures?

If the ink is smearing, it probably is not getting enough drying time. The ink drying time is a period of time inserted between pages to reduce the chance that a page will smear the one below it in the output tray. This time is factored into the time between when the first page finishes and when the next page finishes. Printing will pause temporarily if more time is needed. The time it takes for ink to dry varies greatly depending on paper type, printer driver settings, humidity, and temperature. In addition, the paper and print settings may affect the speed at which the ink can dry:
  • Transparencies require much longer drying times than other paper types.
  • Some store-branded photo papers do not allow ink to dry correctly because of the coatings used in their manufacture.
  • Printing in Best mode can increase the dry time.
Resolving the problem If the ink smears, increase the drying time. To increase the drying time in Windows, follow the steps below:
  1. When ready to print, click File , click Print .
  2. Depending on your driver version, click Properties , Settings , or Preferences and follow the steps below depending on the option.
    • For Properties or Settings , follow the steps below:
      1. Click the Advanced tab.
      2. In the Extra Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
    • For Preferences , follow the steps below:
      1. Click the Basics tab.
      2. From the Basics tab, click Advanced Features .
      3. In the Extra Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
  3. Try a sample print and see if the drying time needs to be increased more.
To increase the drying time for a Macintosh computer, follow the steps below:
  1. From the File/Print Menu , select Ink under the General tab.
  2. In the Dry Time section, move the slider toward More .
  3. Try a sample print and see if the drying time needs to be increased more.
Other steps that will reduce ink smearing If the ink still smears when printing, try some of the following suggestions:
  • Decrease the amount of time it takes for the ink to dry by decreasing the print quality to Normal or Fast mode.
  • Try printing on a different type of paper or on paper from another manufacturer. Paper formulas are different between manufacturers and may have a coating that causes the ink to be absorbed at different rates.
  • When printing large graphics or photos on plain paper in Best or Normal modes, improve the results by using heavier paper. Paper that is rated at 90 g/m2 (24 lb.) or higher will not curl or smear as easily as paper of a lighter weight.

Mar 28, 2010 | HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Doesn't want to print

Try unplugging from the wall for 5 minutes / plug in and retry, cancels / resets printer memory.

Feb 17, 2010 | Canon BJC 3000 InkJet Printer

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How do you remove printhead from kodak easyshare printer to install new one?

Hello my friend
First make sure that your print head is your problem before replace it
This is how you replace it
  1. If your printer is not powered on, press ON.
  2. Lift the printer access door and wait for the carriage to move to the access position.
  3. Remove any paper that may be loaded in the printer.
  4. Remove both ink cartridges and set them aside.
  5. Unlatch the used printhead.( Lift the button in the center)
  6. Lift the used print head out of the
  7. carriage.
  8. Take out the new print head from its bag
  9. Remove the 3 plastic protective shields.
  10. Place the print-head into the carriage.
  11. Push firmly against the back wall of the print-head until you hear a loud snap
  12. Insert the black ink cartridge into the print-head.
  13. Press down on the ink cartridge until you hear it click.
  14. Do the same for all inks
  15. Close the tray
  16. Lower the front access door and pull the paper tray all the way out.
  17. Insert a stack of 5-10 sheets of plain paper into the paper tray.
  18. For the Calibration:Press Start. Wait 2 to 3 minutes for the calibration sheet to print.

Jan 15, 2010 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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Canon i9000 is leaving black ink droplets on printout

Are you using genuine Canon inks? This is a typical problem with 'compatible' ink cartridges.
What happens is that ink leaks from the cartridge and out of the bottom of the print-head. As the print-head moves back and forth across the paper these little leaky bits drop off on to the paper.
Another possibility is that the sponge that sits under the print-head when it's at rest is really saturated with ink and it's leaving a large mount on the bottom of the print head which then get moved on to the paper as the print-head moves. (This too is often caused by a leaky cartridge.)
A quick way to check is to open the printer and take out the print-head (you can do it on this model without taking the cartridges out of the carriage) and look at the bottom off it. If it's all smeared with ink then there's your problem. Use some paper towel and clean the surplus ink off. Then , get some fresh paper toel and a bright light and examine the area at the right hand end of the printer where the carriage normally sits when the printer is off. You should see the absorber sponge. It will probably be very wet. Use the paper towel and try to get as much ink as you can out of that sponge - you'll get your finger ends all inky but that's the price you'll have to pay.
When you've got as much ink out as you think you can, put the carriage back in and test the system out.
Please let us know if that works.

Oct 07, 2009 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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Canon iP90 stopped printing in BLACK

hi... it might be that you need some time to let the ink absorb into the pads in the print heads ... this can take between a few hours and a day... Must be frustrating to deep clean three times and just seem that you are wasting ink cartridges, my "solution" would be to give it time or possibly clean the print heads manually.. hope it will solve it out..

thank u!!

Feb 10, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP90 InkJet Printer

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Restart after replace ink cartridge

my CX4800 has done the same thing. I ran the utilities dozens of times, replaced every cartridge and it feeds papers the print head moves like it's printing but nothing is imaged on the paper.
Searching the web is my last chance to fix it before i toss this 18 month old printer and never buy an epson again.

Aug 23, 2008 | Epson Stylus CX4800 All-In-One InkJet...

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Hp960C leaking ink

1. If you have them, go ahead and put on your latex or close fitting gloves. Ink generally gets everywhere and can be hard to clean off your hands. It’s important to not work on a printer that’s plugged in. However, sometimes certain inkjet printers will not let you change the ink unless the printer is plugged in. So, if this is the case, go ahead and life the cover of your inkjet so that the cartridges can be removed. Once that’s done, unplug the printer.
NOTE: Be sure not to touch the metal part of a inkjet cartridge, because the natural oils on your hand could inhibit the communication of your cartridge and your printer.
To clean the inkjet cartridges, check to see if your cartridge’s have both ink and a print head together.
Together (most common):
Take a paper towel and fold it in fourths. Then add either alcohol (preferred) or Windex to one side of the paper towel. Now, wipe the bottom of the cartridge on the paper towel to clean off the print head in a flower like fashion. It is normal that ink comes out of the cartridge even after you think it’s all clean (that’s what it’s supposed to do).
Separate (less common):
Do not clean the ink cartridges themselves. Since they doesm’t have a print head and generally don’t control the amount of ink that flows out the bottom, you can get pretty messy if you tried to clean the ink itself. Take the print head and separate it from the ink cartridges, then follow the above directions to clean the head.
Now take another paper towel and fold it again in fourths. This time spray a thin layer of Windex on the paper towel and clean the ribbon if it has any major ink blotches on it (see picture to better understand this step).
Whenever a printer finishes its document, your ink “rests” or docks usually on the right or left of the printer. Over time, this area can harness a ton of ink mixed with paper dust. This makes a gooey substance that’s can cause big image problems on the paper since every time you print, you run the chance of hitting or docking on this mountain of gooey ink. To clean, we’re not going to use a cleaner, because if you can see a buildup of ink, generally, it’s much too hard to get to and can be very messy. In the picture, I’ve highlighted where this printer’s “reserve” is starting to build up.
After a while of printing, you may notice that the inside of your printer has a thin film of ink inside everywhere. Although it doesn’t really matter when it’s on the plastic, this can affect the oil on the stabilizing bar, making it harder and harder for the print heads to move. Sometimes it gets so bad that you can hear a “crunch” or “grind” and the end of a printing job. It may appear that the printer isn’t aligning right or can’t dock, but sometimes the lack of oil is the cause.

Jul 01, 2008 | HP DeskJet 960c InkJet Printer

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Not printing at all!

Change your cartridge and then try again

Sep 23, 2007 | Canon i9900 InkJet Photo Printer

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