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Printer indicated an empty color cartridge so I replaced it as usual. printed a nozzle check and nothing at all appears for the color. I cleaned the print heads over and over but still nothing. I looked at the print cartridge and it's obviously got ink and it's not dry.

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Red ink prints as yellow, and green color is very faint. Ho wdo I clean the cartridge?


probably a problem with the cartridges ( empty)
replace with new cartridges

Dec 17, 2016 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Cleaning head and nozzles


Cleaning the Print Head


r_bullet.gifUsing the Head Cleaning utility
r_bullet.gifUsing the control panel buttons

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or some dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software or from this product itself by using the control panel buttons.


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  • Print head cleaning uses both color and black inks. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if the copy quality drops (for example, blurred printout, incorrect or missing color.)
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  • Use the nozzle check first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.
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  • When the Error light is on and a message appears on the LCD panel to prompt you to replace the ink cartridge or to indicate the ink is low, you cannot clean the print head. In this case, replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.


Using the Head Cleaning utility

Refer to the appropriate section below to use the Head Cleaning utility.


For Windows

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.


r_1.gifMake sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.


r_2.gifMake sure that this product is on and the ! Error light is off.


r_3.gifAccess the printer software.r_arrow2.gifAccessing the Printer Software for Windows


r_4.gifClick the Maintenance tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.


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Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel while this product performs the cleaning cycle.


r_space.gifr_caut.gifCaution:r_space.gifr_space.gifNever turn off this product while Head cleaning... appears on the LCD panel. Doing so may damage this product.


r_6.gifWhen Head cleaning... disappears from the LCD panel, click Print Nozzle Check Pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box to confirm that the print head is clean.


Good: print head does not need to be cleaned yet.


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Not Good: print head needs to be cleaned.


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If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, you may need to repeat the head cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again. See Cleaning the Print Head.


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  • If the copy quality has not improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn this product off and leave it alone overnight. Then, perform the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.
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  • If the copy quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see Replacing an Ink Cartridge. If the copy quality remains a problem after replacing the ink cartridges, contact your dealer.
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  • To maintain good copy quality, we recommend copying a few pages at least once every month.

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Printer printing but nothing appears on page?


Hi, Make sure that the cartridges are not blank. Clean the print head properly and check the nozzles. You may have to replace the cartridges.

Oct 17, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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Paper moves through, printheads move across , but no ink appears on paper ?


Well as it is an inkjet printer the cartridges are either empty or there is dried paint stuck in the nozzles (this happens when you don't use the printer for some time).
You may try either printing a cartridge/nozzle cleaner page (some printers call this a nozzle check, basicly printing a page with very intense colored stripes).
Or you may remove the cartridges and wash the nozzles (note the bottom of the cartridge, only) with warm tap water. That usually works but don't expect much from it.
Worst case scenario: buy new cartridges, refilling won't work anymore.
Good luck!

Mar 01, 2011 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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I have a lexmark all in one X7350 and it appears as if the color ink cartdige is full, but I cannot print any images in color. Any suggestions?


remove the ink cartridges and clean the nozzles out with rubbing alcohol. when cartridges and empty and not replaced with 24 hours the nozzles will get plugged up the nozzles of course are part of the printer were the ink flows through as received from the ink cartridge

Jan 14, 2011 | Lexmark Office Equipment & Supplies

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"Check Color Cartridge" displays even after replacement of cartridge -though I don't think original cartridge was empty- and stops printer from printing. The new cartridge is installed properly, and...


  1. First, check your cartridges. HP cannot guarantee the quality of remanufactured or refilled cartridges.
  2. Second, make sure your paper is not causing the problem. Paper that does not accept ink well can cause your images to smear or bleed. Plain paper is not the best choice for high-density graphics. Click here to see how to pick the best paper for your project .
  3. If the paper is not the problem and you are using genuine HP cartridges, print a clean test to see if the printer and cartridges are functioning properly. Load the printer with clean, plain, white paper and print a clean test page. To see how to print a clean test page, see your printer's User's Guide , or see HP Deskjet Printers - How To Print Internal Tests , or HP All-in-One Product Family - Printing Self-Test Reports .
  4. Evaluate the clean test page. Different printers produce different pages, but you should recognize elements from the examples below on your test page. In general, cartridge and printer problems are indicated by streaks, missing colors, or wrong colors.
    • Examples from a good printer and cartridges (your test page may not look exactly like this): Figure 1: Solid colors that match color dots on cartridge labelc00059224.gif Figure 2: Pattern unbroken, or broken in only a few placesc00059225.gif

      c00059227.gif If your test page looks more like the good examples above than the bad examples shown in the next two sections below, the printer and cartridges are probably not causing the problem. Click here to continue troubleshooting .
    • Examples from a failing printer or cartridges - streaked or broken bars or lines Figure 3: Fading, missing, or streaked bar - low-ink or empty cartridge, clogged nozzles, or electrical problemsc00059228.gif

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      Figure 4: Color completely missing (magenta bar missing below)c00290898.gif Figure 5: Lines broken randomly - clogged nozzlesc00059231.gif

      Figure 6: Lines broken in pattern - dirty contacts or other electrical problemsc00059232.gif

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      Figure 7: Color completely missing (magenta pattern missing below)c00290899.gif If your test page looks like these examples, you probably have a cartridge that is empty, has clogged nozzles, or dirty contacts. Click here to continue troubleshooting .
    • Examples from a failing printer or cartridges - colors do not match the color dots on the cartridge label (Note: do not compare the test page colors to the colors of the examples on this web page. Your monitor may not display the colors properly). c00059234.gif c00059235.gif If your test page looks like these examples, you probably have a cartridge in which the inks have mixed. Click here to continue troubleshooting .

Oct 26, 2010 | HP OfficeJet V40 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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New color ink cartridge does not print red. reason?


Hi,

Here is my advice:

Step one: Run the clean print cartridges utility

1.
Press the Setup button.
2.
Press the down arrow key.
3.
Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.
4.
Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.
5.
Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
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Open HP Solution Center , select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
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Open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click Printing Preferences . Click the Features tab, then click the Printer Services button.
6.
The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.

Step two: Replace the problem cartridge (you probably have a defective cartridge)
If a cartridge replacement was not tried previously to solve this problem, replace the problem cartridge now

Cause and prevention
Color mix is usually caused by a material touching the nozzles. Ink can wick along the material and travel from nozzle to nozzle. When different colors of ink mix in this way, the result is muddy, inaccurate colors.
Missing colors occur when the cartridge nozzles dry out, or when a color is exhausted because of specific printing demands.

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Do not remove the protective tape from a new print cartridge until just before you install it. Once you remove the tape, do not reapply it.
*
After you have removed the protective tape, do not allow anything to touch the nozzles.
*
Print at least once a month to keep the print cartridges in good working order.
*
Always turn the printer off by pressing the button on the printer control panel, rather than by unplugging the printer. Turning the printer off properly allows it to protect the cartridges.
*
If you are removing a cartridge from the printer temporarily (for instance, removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector.
*
If you do not have a cartridge protector and need to remove a cartridge temporarily, put it in an airtight plastic tub. Make sure nothing touches the nozzles. Do not use a plastic bag. If you intend to store print cartridges in a tub for a long period of time, place color cartridges with the nozzles down, and black cartridges with the nozzles up. Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Jul 17, 2010 | HP PSC 2410 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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New ink cartridges. Printer won't print and does not show the new cartridges.


Step one: Run the clean print cartridges utility

1.
Press the Setup button.
2.
Press the down arrow key.
3.
Select Clean Print Cartridge and then press OK . The device prints a test page.
4.
Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.
5.
Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
*
select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
*
Open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel , then right-click your printer icon and choose Properties . Click Printing Preferences . Click the Features tab, then click the Printer Services button.
6.
The Printer Toolbox opens. On the Device Services tab, click Clean the Print Cartridges , then follow the on-screen instructions. Up to three levels of cleaning are available. Discard or recycle the page that prints.

Step two: Replace the problem cartridge (you probably have a defective cartridge)
If a cartridge replacement was not tried previously to solve this problem, replace the problem cartridge now

Cause and prevention
Color mix is usually caused by a material touching the nozzles. Ink can wick along the material and travel from nozzle to nozzle. When different colors of ink mix in this way, the result is muddy, inaccurate colors.
Missing colors occur when the cartridge nozzles dry out, or when a color is exhausted because of specific printing demands.

*
Do not remove the protective tape from a new print cartridge until just before you install it. Once you remove the tape, do not reapply it.
*
After you have removed the protective tape, do not allow anything to touch the nozzles.
*
Print at least once a month to keep the print cartridges in good working order.
*
Always turn the printer off by pressing the button on the printer control panel, rather than by unplugging the printer. Turning the printer off properly allows it to protect the cartridges.
*
If you are removing a cartridge from the printer temporarily (for instance, removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector.
*
If you do not have a cartridge protector and need to remove a cartridge temporarily, put it in an airtight plastic tub. Make sure nothing touches the nozzles. Do not use a plastic bag. If you intend to store print cartridges in a tub for a long period of time, place color cartridges with the nozzles down, and black cartridges with the nozzles up.

Nov 25, 2009 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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Just changed ink everything is purpleish pink esp3 kodak printe


Hi,
Pink color usually indicates, color cartridge bad,
Try cleaning nozzles, head cleaner, alignment, calibration
Print off a test page,
If still bad, New cartridge, it's a bad one.

Hope this helps
Richard.

Apr 18, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5500 All-In-One InkJet...

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#5 black ink cartridge skips through the middle occasionally


Replacing the print head
The print head may need replacing if, after all print head and ink tank troubleshooting has been performed:

  • The nozzle test appears broken or to have horizontal white streaks.
  • One or more of the colors is missing from the Nozzle Test.
  • The colors are incorrect on the Nozzle Test.
  • A print head error is indicated on the unit.
  • The printer powers off when the print head is installed.
I hope it helps!!!

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