Question about HP Photosmart Premium C309A All-In-One Printer
I tried to use all the buttons. I unplugged it several times. It will not allow me to turn it off and on.
Check with a multmeter if the input power (voltage) is sufficient. If ok, carefully open a printer check for dry joints over the in built power printed circuit board and if found resolder carefully. Sometimes rats penetrates and damage wires, find out and remedy.
Posted on Dec 13, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Ink System failure error message
Refer to NateOcean's solution at http://www.fixya.com/support/t297123-ink_system_failure. My Photosmart 3310 also had the loose plastic gear problem at the ink pump. Seems that all the HP inkjet printers use the same mechanical system and that gear can just slip off over time. My printer was two years old. NOTE: You have to remove the black and white gear with belt to replace the white gear that slips off. Remove the belt first by slackening the tensioner pulleys. Then there is a very small white clip against the axel that prevents the large gear from being pulled off - lift the white tab carefully with something sharp and the gear should slip off easily. The culprit gear then just pushes onto the hex shaft.
This operation should be possible by just opening up the left hand side of the printer.
Posted on May 01, 2008
I found this on the HP support site:
The power light is on, and the resume light is blinking.
The printer might be waiting to complete a print job or to receive data from your computer.
Wait for the printer to finish the current task. The printer is waiting for the ink to dry on freshly printed paper.
Clear the paper jam. If the resume light continues to blink after the paper jam is cleared,
if the print carriage is stuck or making a grinding noise, then follow these steps.
Press the resume button to eject the banner paper.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
Routine maintenance and keeping full ink tanks will prevent this problem, however if you have the problem you can resolve it by doing the following:
1. Clean your print head using denatured alcohol solvent which can be purchased from most hardware stores. If unavailable, use 91% Alcohol (isopropyl alcohol (first aid antiseptic) which is available for less than a dollar at most Walmart pharmacy departments.
*Warning: You may want to use a pair of latex exam gloves as this is a messy process and can stain your fingers.
Time necessary 45-50 minutes
Isopropyl Alcohol or denatured alcohol
sink, bowls and or basin
can of compressed air
very small screw driver
tablespoon or baby bulb type syringe
1. Lift print head from printer. It pulls out easily because it is held in with the same down lever that holds the cartridge in place.
2. Put two layers of paper towels in the bottom of a dish to protect sensitive sprayer heads.
3.Put enough solvent in dish to cover the screens on which the cartridges sit when in use.
4. Take the two small screws out that hold the white ceramic piece
5. Gently, pry the ceramic piece back and away , to reveal the underside (No need to pull away the glued points on the sides.)
6. Gently, move head up and down to slosh solvent around it the best as you can. Use a table spoon or syringe to pour solvent over all orifices in the print head, turning it upside down and then back a few times.
7. Use canned air with a plastic straw to blow into and through all orifices, alternately sloshing/swishing and pouring solvent over head (be careful not to touch any of the holes, screens, or sprayer heads with anything)
8. Empty dirty solvent from bowl and replace with paper towels and clean solvent. Soak for approx 10 minutes. Rinse again with clean solvent poured directly on all parts, letting solvent overrun and fall into dish or basin.
9. Gently shake the solvent off the head, take it outside and spray with compressed air into all orifices to clear out and help evaporate any remaining solvent. Let sit on a clean paper towel for approx 20 minutes. (There may be a little ink bleeding out of the head, but once it dries completely it does not present any problems.
10. Reinstall head, cartridges and it will print like a new printer.
SUGGESTION: For many years of problem free printing, keep a double set of ink cartridges, one set full at all times. Whenever a cartridge runs out of ink, replace it IMMEDIATELY, with a new one or a refilled one. This gives the print head no chance to dry out and create clogged heads. Routine maintenance of cleaning the heads every 24 months does wonders for keeping your printer in new condition.
Hope this helps. .
Posted on Feb 07, 2010
The Photo Black is pigment ink (last much longer than dye ink), while the Black is dye ink. Have alook here: http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/dye-pigment-metamerism.html
Posted on Apr 15, 2010
The Photo Black is pigment ink (last much longer than dye ink), while the Black is dye ink. Have alook here: http://www.earthboundlight.com/phototips/dye-pigment-metamerism.html for detail explanation
Posted on May 15, 2010
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