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Re: to fix printer
I need more information before I can help you. What kind of printer is it? Who is the Mfg. and model number? Pls reply with all the information so I can help you. The information you provided is insufficient to answer your question. Also Pls wait to rate my answer untill I have all the information needed to help you?
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Ink cartridges and print heads are 2 different things.
A print head is the part on the printer that the ink snaps into. On most canon printers this part is removable.
What I would do is take the ink out and then that piece that they snap into that moves across the page, look and see if that piece removes. (normally they have a release button or lever) If it does just take it out and put it back in as sometimes the computer chips don't make a good contact and the printer just doesn't know it's there. Make sure there isn't any little piece of plastic covering the chips. They like to ship them that way.
Try that and if it doesn't help I would pack up the printer and go exchange it seeing as you just purchased it. 90% of the time just taking the print head out and putting it back in will fix your problem for you. The other 10% of the time you just have a defective head.
I opened the printer, and pushed gently on the lever that holds/releases the print head, and this seemed to release whatever was stuck. After this the print head moved freely on turning on the printer/copier.
Ok well i'm a little confused on this one also, i presume you are referring to a HP printer and the message is displayed.
Try this and let us know if it makes sense to you.
There's a section in your Users Guide about this message.
It will appear on your printer when one or more print head(s) are not
performing optimally, so it needs to make extra passes to maintain print
quality. You can eliminate the message by:
1. Selecting a higher print quality
2.Cleaning print heads (also see RECOVER print heads)
3.Use the Image Diagnostic Print to identify which print head is causing the problem
Printers can do strange things, they are none the less mechanical in some respects. Whilst in operational mode, they can start up and resume a print job that has been spooling for hours ( usually due to network issues or overloads ) but getting back to your problem, i would suggest turning the unit off when the head is in the correct spot and insert the cartridge.
Additional info ( not required reading ) I have one theory is that most manufacturers are re-using older software drivers and updating where needed, and aren't getting away from the step by step type program enough. If a printer misses a step for whatever reason, it will continue to behave strangely until the unit has been put back in sync. Please someone tell me why is this so ? and if i am wrong, why does my printer fire up in the middle of the night, spit out 10 blank pages for no apparent reason ?
ok" take cartriges out of printer , water on clean cloth make it damp, wipe ink heads, take a pencile with eraser , use eraser on printed circuite on the back of cartidges to clean contacts, use eraser back and forth, wipe with cloth , put it back in the printer . may have to run printer tools to clean cartridges also