Question about HP Photosmart C8180 InkJet Printer
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.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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