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Cleaning Printheads


Step one: Clean the contacts on the printhead CAUTION: Electrical contacts contain sensitive electronic components that damage easily.
  1. Gather the following materials:
    • Dry, soft, lint-free cleaning cloths (coffee filters and eyeglass-cleaning cloths work well)
    • Paper towels or clean sheets of paper
  2. Lift the product lid. The top cover rests in an open position. Figure 1: Lift the lidc01607665.gif
  3. Press and hold the OK button for five seconds. The carriage moves to the left side of the product.
  4. Unplug the power cord from the rear of the product. Figure 2: Unplug the power cord from the rear of the productc01609893.gif
  5. Inside the product, lift the blue printhead latch. Figure 3: Lift the printhead latchc01607666.gif
  6. Lift the handle of the printhead, and then pull the printhead out of its slot.
  7. Hold the printhead by its sides, and wipe the electrical contacts on the printhead with the cloth. Do not touch the nozzles. CAUTION: Do not use water or other cleaning materials.Do not touch the nozzles on the printhead. Figure 4: Clean the printhead contacts, but do not touch the nozzlesc01609894.gif 1 - Nozzles - Do not clean 2 - Contacts - Clean
  8. Set the printhead on a sheet of paper or paper towel with the nozzles facing up.
  9. If necessary, repeat these steps to print the other printhead.
Step two: Clean the contacts inside the All-in-One
  1. With a fresh cloth, wipe the electrical contacts inside the carriage. Figure 5: Wipe the contacts inside the carriagec01609896.gif
  2. Plug in the power cord to the rear of the product.
  3. Press the Power button (c01602202.gif ) to turn on the product, if it does not turn on automatically. The message 'Printhead missing ' displays on the control panel.
  4. Hold the printhead by its sides with the nozzles toward the product, and then insert the printhead into its color-coded slot.
    • Insert the Black/Yellow printhead into the slot on the left.
    • Insert the Magenta/Cyan printhead into the slot on the right.
    Figure 6: Insert the printhead into its slotc01607670.gif
  5. Repeat these steps to insert the other printhead into its color-coded slot.
  6. Pull the blue printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to fully engage the latch. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch. Figure 7: Lower the printhead latch c01607671.gif
  7. Close the product lid. Figure 8: Close the product lid c01607672.gif
  8. Wait for the product to initialize the printheads and print an alignment page. This process takes about 20 seconds.

on Oct 05, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Printhead won't Print color ink black yellow purple blue red cyan magenta


The Kodak printhead is known to dry out. You can call kodak customer service and complain your printhead is failling explain you have run the printhead cleaning many times waisting your ink. They should ship you a new printhead.

or if you dont want to wait on the phone....

I have found lysol hand wipes to work wonders on the kodak printhead. I have an ESP 5 and I have wiped the printhead with a lysol hand wipes many times and it works like new. Here is a link to the product.

http://lysol.com/products/disinfecting-wipes/dwipes-4-in-1/


To wipe the printhead follow these instuctions.

remove the printhead from the printer. put the tanks back into the printhead. Be very carefull not to drop the printhead and do not put the printhead on a table with the nozzle plate down (where the ink comes out). take the hand wipe fold it a couple times. Gently wipe the printhead nozzel plate in the direction of the lines on the nozzle plate do not do a circular motion or wipe against the grain. you may not even have to use a wiping motion. you can just place the wipe on the nozzles and let the printhead soak. this will clear up dried up ink and unclog the nozzles.

put the printhead back into the printer run one printhead clean once to purge the ink and try to print.

I hope this helps.


SDtester.

on Oct 15, 2008 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Replace print heads. How?


REPLACING HP PRINTER, PRINTHEADS


Follow these steps to replace the printheads in your printer.
  1. Press the Power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn on the printer.
  2. Open the top cover.
  3. Press and hold the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) until the carriage moves to the left. CAUTION: Be careful not to proceed until the carriage is on the left side of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, turn the printer off and back on and then try holding down the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) again. The printhead can be damaged if the carriage is not all the way to the left for installation.
  4. Lift the printhead latch. Figure 3: Lifting the printhead latchc01290070.gif
  5. Lift the handle of a printhead and use it to pull the printhead out of its slot. Figure 4: Removing the old printheadc01295543.gif
  6. Shake the new printhead at least six times while the printhead is still in its packaging. Figure 5: Shaking the new printheadc01134519.gif
  7. Remove the new printhead from its package, and then remove its orange protective caps. Figure 6: Removing the protective capsc01134520.gif CAUTION: Do not shake the printheads after removing the orange protective caps.
  8. Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot (the label on the printhead must match the label on the printhead latch). Press down firmly on the printhead until it snaps into place. Figure 7: Inserting the new printheadc01290071.gif
  9. Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down until the latch engages. Figure 8: Closing the printhead latchc01290072.gif
  10. Close the cover. Figure 9: Closing the coverc01290073.gif
  11. The printer should align the printheads automatically in a few minutes, printing an alignment page. If it does not, go to the next section to align manually.
Align the printheadsIf you installed the HP software, use the instructions in the left column below. If you installed a Plug and Play driver or other driver, use the instructions in the right column.

Mar 05, 2010 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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Change print head on kodak 5300 printer


Are your asking how to replace the printhead?

First you need to turn On the printer and open the printer access door where you can see the Ink. Now wait for the Printhead to stop into the middle then remove the ink cartridges both ink and black., Now to rmove the Old printhead you need to press a Tab which is hidden on the printhead., heres the step to remove the printhead which for me the hardest part

-Point your index finger on the white sticker that attached on the printhead or the bullseye sticker(If theres no white sticker on the print head just put your index finger on the middle of the printhead)

-Now your index finger is on the middle of the white sticker right? Move your index finger upward unti you feel a latch that you can press., Just press and full then your printhead wil be removed

-Now Your ready to insert your new printhead
-To insert new printhead just put the printhead on the carriage of the printer and gently press the white sticker of your new printhead make sure that you will hear a clicking sounds then put your cartridges back

-Theres some instances that the printhead will not stay on the middle., it keeps on staying on the right or on the leftside for you to solve that heres the step

-Turn on the printer open printer access door and wait for the printhead move into the center and if the printhead its on the center immediately unplug the power cable so the printhead will not move.

GudlucK

Nov 06, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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How to install a new printhead in 5500


First you need to turn On the printer and open the printer access door where you can see the Ink. Now wait for the Printhead to stop into the middle then remove the ink cartridges both ink and black., Now to rmove the Old printhead you need to press a Tab which is hidden on the printhead., heres the step to remove the printhead which for me the hardest part

-Point your index finger on the white sticker that attached on the printhead or the bullseye sticker(If theres no white sticker on the print head just put your index finger on the middle of the printhead)

-Now your index finger is on the middle of the white sticker right? Move your index finger upward unti you feel a latch that you can press., Just press and full then your printhead wil be removed

-Now Your ready to insert your new printhead
-To insert new printhead just put the printhead on the carriage of the printer and gently press the white sticker of your new printhead make sure that you will hear a clicking sounds then put your cartridges back

-Theres some instances that the printhead will not stay on the middle., it keeps on staying on the right or on the leftside for you to solve that heres the step

-Turn on the printer open printer access door and wait for the printhead move into the center and if the printhead its on the center immediately unplug the power cable so the printhead will not move.

GudlucK

Nov 05, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5100 All-In-One Printer

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Cannot get old printhead out does not work would to install the new old


before you removed the printhead out make sure its on the middle of the printer first., remove both ink cartridges., now theres a small tab on the upper left corner of the printhead press that tab then it will remove., and also you can press the tab of of the printhead on the middle upper part portion., those tabs is slightly hidden thats why your cannot see it

Nov 02, 2009 | Kodak ESP 5 Printer

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Flashing light "E" at installation.


That means that no Printhead is installed,

Remove your inks and printhead
restart the printer
reinstall the Printhead and ink cartridges

If you still see letter "E"
call Kodak Assistance for a free Printhead

Sep 23, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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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.

Jan 08, 2009 | HP OfficeJet D135 All-In-One InkJet...

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HP D135 - replaced printhead - still doesn't print in that color


try this link : I followed the directions and fixed the problem. the instructions that came with the new printhead weren't really complete.

Here's essentially all I did for my fix - Opened the printer top, turned the printer off. Removed the "bad" printhead, cleaned the metal contacts on the printhead and printer with windex. Closed the printer. Turned it on. waited for it to reset. Opened the printer. Turned the printer off again. Installed the printhead. Closed the lid. Plugged the printer in again. When it was ready I accessed the HP toolbox and alligned the printheads and cleaned the printheads. It worked. Here's a link with photos.


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpa02107&lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=&product=64986

Oct 18, 2008 | HP OfficeJet D135 All-In-One InkJet...

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