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HP Laserjet F380 dried up?

Hi,

I've just moved house so have only just got around to plugging in my pc and printer. I have tried to print a letter out and I'm getting the colours but no black text! I guess the printer head has dried up?

When I have an epson printer it had a self-clean function, but this one doesn't - or at least I cant find it.

Can anyone suggest anything?

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  • snowy190uk Jan 08, 2008

    Sorry - I meant a deskjet F380.



    The printer heads are fixed in the printer, but the ink cartridge is the part you swap. I'll give it a go. Cheers!

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2008

    my Deskjet F380 is doing the same thing! I too am use to the self cleaning epson and dont know how to fix the problem here with my HP. The only difference is I replaced both ink cartridges last week. I think the advice to upgrade may be the best!

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Once the heads dry up on these printers, the cartridges are done for. The in built heads cant recover by force feed cleaning. Just replacing the cartridge will usually fix the problem. If not, I would personally just upgrade to a new printer.

You said Laserjet F380, but no such beast exists, its a Deskjet.
If you want a color laser, you can find them easily under $300, HP Color Laserjets like the 2600n are more reliable than the cheap ones and cost less to operate in the long haul.

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