Question about HP Photosmart C8180 InkJet Printer

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Pictures come out extremely red in color. i think that one of the jets is malfunctioning and am not sure how to get this fixed.

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  • Hal Dean Oct 07, 2009

    How do I clean the print head on my HP Photosmart C8180? I don't know how to remove the print head.

  • Hal Dean Oct 07, 2009

    I need to know how to remove the print head on my HP Photosmart C8180 multifunction

  • Hal Dean Oct 07, 2009

    How do I remove the cartridge carrier on my HP Photosmart C8180? I have already tried shutting it off, reinstalling, replacing all of the color and black cartridges and none of these fixed the problem.

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You can remove the cartridges and with a worm cloth, wipe the bottom of the cartridge. This will loosen and clean away old ink.
Also, you should be able to clean your cartridges via the menu.
If you print a test page, you should be able to see which color needs to be replaced.
Walgreens fills color cartridges for about 15usd and 10 for black.
Hope this info has helped you.

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It could be the color cartridge.. If you take it back to where you got it - they should have no problem calling it faulty,, sending it back to HP and exchange it for a new one..

If there is still an issue - it could be the cartridge carriage.. That is the part that holds the cartridges..

You could also try unplugging the printer for several minuets and plug it back in.. This clears issues some times..

You could also try un-installing it and re-installing it..

Have a great day !

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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    Carl Oct 07, 2009



    If you call HP customer support - let them try their trouble shooting tips - then if the issue is still there - they will send you a new printer.. This is what they always do,, and other printing co's do as well.. Even if your out of warranty..



    Or,,



    Honestly - These printers can be purchased for around $150.00..



    It would make more sense to purchase a new one than to start changing parts..



    Have a great day !

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In an inkjet printer the jets or nozzles are actually on the bottom of teh ink cartridge on most models. There are some exceptions. If you look at the bottom of the cartridge and see what looks like a copper strip the print head is on the cartridge. You can clean this by using the printer maintenance function for a deep cleaning or simply replace the cartridge. If the cartridge has a foam circle that has ink on it you actually have a separate print head that the cartridge plugs into. You can try a deep cleaning but if that doesn't work and you don't want to take the printer in to a shop you will need to get a print head cleaning kit and manually clean the head. These kits have special cleaners to remove printer ink. Be very careful using this cleaning technique as it is very simple to make a mistake and damage something and you may need to do some disassembly of the printer to do the job right.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

  • James Young Oct 07, 2009

    If your cartridges are clean and full and it is only the red color there may be a problem in the color translation from the program you are using. Make sure you have up to date drivers and that there are no compatability issues between your printer, it's software and your operating system of application.

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