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I have replaced the ink with a new ik catridge the printer is showing that the ink is full but it starts to print well then fades and is unreadable is there a cleaning program or something

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  • sakkal Sep 08, 2009

    hp designjet 130 how do i clean the printer

  • sakkal Sep 08, 2009

    this made no difference still very faint



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It would be great if I can have the model of the printer.
You can try to reinstall the ink cartridge and clean the printer head.

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  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Sep 08, 2009

    If a printhead fails or needs attention,

    Make sure the printhead is correctly seated. If this is not the problem, the most

    likely cause of failure is that the printhead contacts need to be cleaned. You will

    need the following cleaning materials:

    • Clean, soft, lint-free material that will not come apart or leave fibres when

    damp (a coffee filter, for example)

    • Distilled or filtered water

    • Paper towels

    Make sure the printer is powered on, then do the following:

    1. Open the front hinged flap at the right of the printer.

    2. Open the second (back) part of the flap and lift it back fully. The print

    carriage will move to the left and then back to the right. Wait for it to stop.

    When the carriage has stopped moving, unplug the power cable from the


    3.Pull the printhead cover up and towards you, so that the hook at the front

    unlatches itself, and then push the whole cover back, so that the printheads

    are exposed.

    4.Remove the failed printhead by lifting the small handle at the top front and

    using it to pull the printhead vertically up and out of the printer.

    5.Ensure that no tape is covering the printhead contacts. If the tape is present,

    remove it.

    6. Gently wipe the printhead contacts with a clean, soft, lint-free cloth.

    7. If the printhead contacts are still dirty slightly moisten the cloth with distilled water and continue softly wiping

    the contacts until they are clean.

    8.Place the printhead on a paper towel, the nozzle plate facing up, and leave

    it to dry for at least five minutes.

    9. While the printhead is drying, clean the contacts inside the carriage in the

    same way.

    10.When both the printhead and the contacts inside the carriage are dry, reinsert

    the printhead by lowering it into place and return the small handle to

    its lower position. Press down firmly and evenly on both the front and the

    back of the printhead to make sure it is correctly seated.

    11.Pull the printhead cover towards you, ensuring that the hook at its front edge

    latches onto the tab, and then push it away from you to close the cover.

    12.Plug in the printer power cable.

    13.Close the rear part and then the front part of the outer flap.

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Sep 08, 2009

    To use the software in the system you may want to try this

    Windows XP

    1. Click the Start button in the Windows task-bar.

    2. Select Settings and then Printers & Faxes.

    3. Right-click the icon that refers to your printer and select Printing Preferences.

    Windows 2000

    1. Click the Start button in the Windows task-bar.

    2. Select Settings and then Printers.

    3. Right-click the icon that refers to your printer and select Printing Preferences.

    Windows 98 and Windows ME

    1. Click the Start button in the Windows task-bar.

    2. Select Settings and then Printers.

    3. Right-click the icon that refers to your printer and select Properties.

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Sep 08, 2009

    You may also check the User manual for the cleaning process but even if these does not work then the problem is with the cartridge itself. You may have to return this cartridge and get another one.

  • Sai Kiran Camsarapalli Sep 08, 2009

    Okay now we can confirm the issue is with the cartridge itself. The cartridge you have received is faulty with the circuit in it. You can get it replaced by taking it to the store where you purchased it from.



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