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If yours is an Epson printer, push the cartridge change button on the front panel twice. The ink carriage will retreat to the extreme right hand side. When you have loaded the new cartridge (s) push the same button twice. After a while the carriage will prime the new cartridge, the green light will come on and you may print.
Other printers: For HP, open the lid with the power on. If all else fails,m I pull the plug. manually move the carriage, change the cartridge and re-power.
Always try pushing the cartridge change button on the front panel first, however.
How do I install a new printhead in my all-in-one printer?
To replace the printhead in your all-in-one printer:
Make sure the printer is on.
Lift the printer access door and wait for the carriage to move to the access position.
NOTE: For ESP 3250 and ESP 5250 all-in-one printers:
On the printer control panel, press Home.
Select Maintenance, then press OK.
Select Install Ink Cartridges, then press OK. If "Install Ink Cartridges" is not an available selection, upgrade the firmware.
Remove any paper that may be loaded in the printer.
Remove the black and color ink cartridges and set them aside.
Remove the existing printhead:
For ESP Series Printers, unlatch the printhead by lifting the latch in the center of the carriage.
For 5000 Series Printers, unlatch the printhead by pressing the button in the upper-left corner of the carriage.
Lift the printhead out of the carriage.
Remove the new printhead from its bag.
CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts on the printhead, as this may damage it.
Remove the plastic protective shields.
Place the new printhead into the carriage.
Push firmly against the target label of the printhead until you hear a loud snap.
Insert the color ink cartridge into the printhead and press down until you hear it click into place.
Insert the black ink cartridge into the printhead and press down until you hear it click into place.
Close the printer access door.
The printer detects the new printhead. Follow the instructions on the LCD to calibrate your printer. NOTE: ESP 3 all-in-one printers do not require calibration.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to use KODAK Ink Cartridges. Your KODAK All-in-One Printer is designed to work with KODAK Ink Cartridges. Kodak is not responsible for the compatibility or performance of either non-Kodak brand ink cartridges or refilled ink cartridges. You can purchase KODAK Ink Cartridges from the KODAK Store.
Click Settings , point to Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox .
After the Printer Toolbox opens, click the Estimated Ink Level tab.
For information on obtaining replacement cartridges, click Print Cartridge Ordering Information .
Replacing the print cartridges
Make sure the HP all-in-one is on.
If the HP all-in-one is off when the print-carriage access door is lifted to access the print cartridges, the HP all-in-one will not release the cartridges for changing. Damage may occur to the HP all-in-one if the print cartridges are not docked safely on the right side when you try to remove them.
Open the print-carriage access door by lifting from the front center of the device, until the door locks into place.
The print carriage is on the far right side of the HP all-in-one.
1 - Print carriage access door2 - Print carriage
When the print carriage is idle and silent, press down on the end of each cartridge to snap it out of the carriage.
If replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left. If replacing the black or photo cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right.
1 - Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge2 - Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print
Gently pull the print cartridge toward you, out of its slot.
If removing the black print cartridge to install the photo or gray photo print cartridge, store the black print cartridge in the print cartridge protector.
Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
1 - Copper-colored contacts2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)3 - Ink nozzles under tape
Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Push the print cartridge forward until it clicks into place.
If the print cartridge you are installing has a white triangle on its label, slide the print cartridge into the slot on the left. The label for the slot is green with a solid white triangle on it.
If the print cartridge you are installing has a white square or a white pentagon on its label, slide the print cartridge into the slot on the right. The label for the slot is black with a solid white square and a solid white pentagon on it.
swith off your printer and unplug the power cord then try to manually to move the carriage.and install your cartridge but if after install new cartridge is there any problem then replace the encoder strip.
Try unpluging the printer from the wall power then move the carriage all the way to the left side. While you are moving this make sure there is nothing blocking or catching the carriage. It should move over easily with using a lot of force. After it is all the way to the left plug it back into the wall with all the covers closed. It should reset itself to the default position. After it stops open the lid to see if the carriage comes to the cartridge replacement position.
I have had similar problem with my HP C6180. Over several months I have replaced Lt. Magenta at least 6 times. Finally I got a "Cannot Print" message after the 6th full cartridge. I tried removing/replacing cartridges, doing a hard reset, and clearing the hardware failure status (press # and *, enter code 1,2,3, scroll to 'System Configuration' press OK then scroll to 'Hardware Confifuration) - all to no avail.
I decided to remove the BIOS battery. Only do this if you're ready trash your C6180 and able to buy a new printer immediately! Remove 2 the black screws holding the left side panel in place and remove it to reveal the circuit board. Remove 5 silver screws securing the circuit board, and carefully tilt it up. On the back side, center front, is a silver 3 Volt Lithium battery; remove it. Cover the printer and let stand overnight. I did this, and when I put the battery back in and powered up the printer, error messages were gone, and it printed normally. I was lucky, but if you're prepared to take a total loss on your C6180, this might just work. My theory is that the hardware "forgot" it' error message.
You may need a new carriage assembly, with the ink removed, with a mirror you can see down in front where the ink cart. circuit board contacts the carriage. Each slot should have 4 gold wires all of them straight. Bent ones can be straightened carefully, any missing, you'll need a new carriage assembly, a shop repair.