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How do I disassemble the unit to get access to the cartridge resting area?

The unit is not sealing the print head as the area is a mess of semi dried ink, causing the print head to dry out between uses.

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Hi Manavoc,

I will explain you the cause for it.

It prints in yellow first and then override with black for better quality. This is the reason your color ink gets empty.

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I have a HP Business Inkjet 1220 Printer, and the block ink cartridge light is flashing. I replaced the cartridge with a brand new one, closed the door, and black ink light is still flashing. I put in another neew black ink cartridge, closed the door, and same issue- black cartidge ink light flashing. I cannot print- what to do?

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SOURCE: HP L7680 Print Head Problem

Sometimes the circuit strip that sits at the back of the printhead carriage is the problem due to moisture, ink soiling, etc...

To clean these you need some cotton buds (like you use to clean your ears) and gently clean the area at the back of the printhead carriage (where the printheads slot into).

This removes any ink, or moisture that could be causing a short circuit or similar.

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SOURCE: Epson C86 print head/cartridge head won't move.

Hi Beverley

There is some confusion here. You say "ink sponge needs replacing" in an Epson C86 (although you have your query posted under HP Officejet 5610!) - I presume you mean the waste ink pads. If so, you need to dismantle the printer - the pads are not under the print head but deep inside the case. I can provide all the information you need to complete this task if you really want to do it yourself. Please post a new comment requesting this assistance if you do.

Posted on May 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Black ink does not print. How do you disassemble

Possibly you printer has two ink tanks ? a small black one and a large one ? If one is empty it will not print black. The better solution is to use a q-tip and some alcohol to clean the head. If the cartridges have been replaced - possibly the new one is defective? U might also try using the head clean option in the printer properties. Additionally sometimes the contacts for the cartridge are dirty or if they have been touched with fingers they will not work, alcohol again is recommended to clean those.

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Are you asking where to open the unit to get the ink containers and print head accessible to replace the cartridges?
Or are you trying to figure out how to fill a cartridge with aftermarket ink?
To replace the cartridges themselves you must have unit on and on the left side where it says HP Office jet Pro etc. is actually the cover to the ink/head area open that and the head will automatically move over and allow access to the ink cartridges and the print head. To remove a cartridge just push in on it and it will click and disconnect. To install just push all the way in like removing until it clicks and attaches.
As far as adding aftermarket ink, I am not sure that is advised as I know I used to do this until last time it ruined my print head and made a mess as it leaked out of head unit all over inside of printer which in turn leaked onto desk and then onto floor. But if you think it would be ok the specific instructions should be included with the refill kits as different cartridges have different areas needed drilling etc. to access ink well/tank.
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A color or photo cartridge is either low, clogged or has run out of one of the basic colors it mixes together to create the colors in your images. The printer cannot print correctly if it lacks one of the basic colors, even if it still contains some of the other colors. The cartridge may also be clogged. The cartridge must be replaced

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You can try to clean the printer head manually. To clean the printer head, remove the ink cartridge from the printer. Moisten a cotton swab by dipping it in hot water or isopropyl alcohol, and then gently wipe the printer head. Do this repeatedly until it softens the dried ink.

For models where the printer head is located in the printer, you can put 7 to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol in the ink receptacle where the ink flows from the cartridge to the head. Turn the printer to self-cleaning mode. You can also leave it for a few hours or overnight before repeating the self-cleaning mode.

If the print head is located in the cartridge, soak the print head in hot water and let it soak overnight. Dry the print head part using a paper towel and switch it to self-cleaning mode.

If the hot water soak does not work, place the cartridge printer head in isopropyl alcohol and let it soak overnight. Wipe off the soaked area and dry it carefully using a damp paper towel. Turn the printer to self-cleaning mode to remove any dried ink.

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THe print heads are an integral part of each cartridge. When you remove the cartridges you actually remove the print heads. You will need to open the top front panel to access the print carriage which moves left and right over the paper under it. Using cotton swabs you can apply rubbing alcohol to the places the cartridges rest upon and absorb all the dried out ink. Be sure you toss the old cartridges out before you reassemble. If you need to store any ink type printers REMOVE ALL CARTRIDGES and clean off the receivers on the print carriage!

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If you have already tried inserting a new Magenta cartridge & have checked to make sure that the piece of tape that covers the bottom of the ink cartridge has already been removed - then trying cleaning your print heads & aligning the printer.

You can access the cleaning features on your printer by pressing the menu key and using the up and down arrow keys on your keyboard to scroll the options until you see the maintenance catagory - then click on it. Continue scrolling the options with the arrow keys until you see the clean the print heads or print nozzles choice, then click on or accept to start the process. follow the prompts on the printer and try cleaning at least twice, then try a test page. If this does not solve the issue, then go back to the menu key and return to the maintenance area and choose align print heads instead. Press ok or accept to start the alignment process and follow the prompts on the printer until its completed. Check the print out to see if the color has printed. If it has not printed then you might want to try cleaning the print head area in the printer yourself.

To clean the print head area yourself, open the printer to bring the ink cartridges front and center to make sure they are accessible to you. Then turn the printer off and unplug it from the wall. Press and hold the power button for 45 to 60 seconds. Then open the printer so you can see the ink cartridges and remove them all. The print heads are located right below the area where the ink cartridges are installed. There should be a plastic tab to press or pull right under the ink cartridge carrier to access the print heads. Print heads look like plastic square containers with sponge heads on top. Remove each print head one by one and use a dry lint free cloth to clean up and ink spill you see there. Use warm water to clean the brass connections on the print head and in the machine to remove any dried ink. You can also use Qtips and alcohol mixed with water to remove any stubborn or stuck ink. When finished press the sponge to make sure its wet and not hard and dried out. Then reinsert them, plug the machine back in and turn it on. Try a test page or the alignment process one more time to see if you issue is solved.

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all you need is dry cotton cloth -- do not use cotton swabs (Q-tips) as the cotton from the Q Tip will remain on print head .

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Ink system failures can be caused by a number of things. It could be a temporary error, a bad or dirty print head, or a system failure.

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First try resetting the printer. With the printer on, unplug the power cord from the printer then remove the other plug from the wall outlet. Wait at least 15 seconds. (I also pull the data cable from both the printer and the computer when using a USB cable - some power is provided through this cable.) Then plug the power cord into the wall outlet and then back into the computer. Turn the printer back on if needed. Check if the code is still present.

Next try cleaning the print head. With the power on, open the cartridge access door. Wait until the cartridge carrier stops moving. Remove all of the ink cartridges by pressing on the front tab and lifting them up. Then lift the grey handle and pull the print head straight up.

With bottled or distilled water and lint free clothes (coffee filters will work). Dampen a cloth and wipe the electrical contacts working form bottom to top. Do not touch the ink nozzles. Continue until there is no ink left on the contacts. With another damp cloth, wipe the edge between the nozzles and the electrical contacts working form left to right. (Keep your fingers away from the contacts.) With another damp cloth, wipe the ramps working away from the nozzles. Again continue wiping each area (using extra damp cloths until there is no ink left). Then dry each of these areas with a dry cloth. Take another damp cloth, and wipe the contacts inside the printer. Work from top to bottom on these contacts. Dry the area. Replace the print head, lower the gray lever, and reinstall the ink cartridges. Close the cartridge access door.

If the error persists, try resetting the printer by unplugging it while turned on again.

If the error still persists, either you need a new print head or the unit needs service. If you get a new print head, you will not be able to return it if that doesn't solve the problem.

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You print head is probably blocked through old age.
I'll tell you some of the tricks of the trade, but remember that if you make things worse, I warned you.
Most brands of inkjet printers have the print head as part of a removable cartridge system. That means that when it stops working, you throw it away and buy another, expensive unit. (Epson printers use a different system, where the print head is a part of the printer, and is less likely to fail, though more expensive to replace
Print heads become blocked for a number of reasons, but the most common is simply that the ink cartridge has dried out, and so has the print head. Anyway, here are a few hints and cleaning methods that MIGHT get things working again. Never let the printer stand with an empty cartridge. Either fit a fresh one, or seal the print head unit in a plastic bag with a few drops of water for humidity. If the print head has become clogged and the printer's head-cleaning cycle won't help (run it 10 times if you have to) you could try these things:
Soak the print head in hot water then leave it overnight, then try it again
If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner that will take the printhead, use that. (These are used by jewellers and other people which have to clean small, intricate parts)
Buy some Isopropyl Alcohol and soak the printhead in that overnight. (You can get it from the chemist)
Use a Mr Cuppacino (or your Espresso machine). It's a small kitchen appliance which creates a jet of steam for frothing milk for making a cappuccino. You can use the jet of steam to blast the print head. But be careful that you don't melt things -- short, sharp jets only.
Each time you try a cleaning method, use a damp paper towel to gently wipe and dry the print head area.
Put a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the empty cartridge and try the cleaning cycle a few times.

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You print head is probably blocked through old age. It's amazing that you've made it last this long with just one refill.
I'll tell you some of the tricks of the trade, but remember that if you make things worse, I warned you.
Most brands of inkjet printers have the print head as part of a removable cartridge system. That means that when it stops working, you throw it away and buy another, expensive unit. (Epson printers use a different system, where the print head is a part of the printer, and is less likely to fail, though more expensive to replace
Print heads become blocked for a number of reasons, but the most common is simply that the ink cartridge has dried out, and so has the print head. Anyway, here are a few hints and cleaning methods that MIGHT get things working again. Never let the printer stand with an empty cartridge. Either fit a fresh one, or seal the print head unit in a plastic bag with a few drops of water for humidity. If the print head has become clogged and the printer's head-cleaning cycle won't help (run it 10 times if you have to) you could try these things:
Soak the print head in hot water then leave it overnight, then try it again
If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner that will take the printhead, use that. (These are used by jewellers and other people which have to clean small, intricate parts)
Buy some Isopropyl Alcohol and soak the printhead in that overnight. (You can get it from the chemist)
Use a Mr Cuppacino (or your Espresso machine). It's a small kitchen appliance which creates a jet of steam for frothing milk for making a cappuccino. You can use the jet of steam to blast the print head. But be careful that you don't melt things -- short, sharp jets only.
Each time you try a cleaning method, use a damp paper towel to gently wipe and dry the print head area.
Put a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the empty cartridge and try the cleaning cycle a few times.

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