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Have error message stating printerhead missinh or installedincorrectly or has come loose I took printhead reinserted it but still got error m

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If you have reinstalled the print head then you will need to power down the unit, unplug it from the wall / power strip for a good two minutes and re-power it back up. This should force the machine to do a software reboot and hopefully reinitialize the printhead. If it does not the machine will need actual repairs as the printhead sensor could have failed. If this is an HP printer call them at 800-474-6836, if it's another brand please let me know and I can get you the info.


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Lexmark c782 ps printer has printerhead error..108.10

If this is the firsttime the error has occurred, try turning the printer off. Let it sit turned off for atleast 20 seconds before powering it back on. If powering the printer offand back on clears the error, continue using the printer but watchit to see if any printhead errors return. If your printer continues todisplay a Printhead Error message, make sure it is plugged straight tothe wall and not through a surge device or power strip. Power strips anduninterrupted power supplies can cause a low amperage problem in your printer.This can trigger a printhead error even if the printer has worked on this surgedevice for months.
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Unfortunately it is true. What happens if you get that error on one printhead and your replace the printhead and get the same error message... its the firmware in the printer that is bad. At that point if the printer is still under warranty the unit would be replaced along with the printheads. If not then unfortunately you would be looking at getting a new printer

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* Re-seat the inks both color and black then try printing

* Re-seat the Printhead of the printer then print again

* Try cleaning the printhead then print a demo page

* if problem still persist call 1800 421 6699 and the technical rep will replace the printhead

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Error Code(s) Printhead Color 

106, 111, 115, 171, 172 Cyan 
107, 112, 116, 173, 174 Magenta 
108, 113, 117, 175, 176 Yellow 
109, 110, 114, 169, 170 Black 

Power off the printer, take the Magenta cartridge out, take a lint and dust-free cloth or tissue and clean the hysinc mirror and the printerhead lens. I just did it and it took me three minutes to clean with toilet paper rolled up like a cigarette. 
My printer is back on line. The hysinc mirror and printerhead lens is in the printer not on the magenta cartridge. Reinstall the print cartridge and power on. This has happened to me before with a different color. 

here is the Lexmark c750 support link:

I hope this helps. - This is from Joey V on fixyourownprinter dot com

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