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Dell 922 black printout problem

I have a problem with the black printout of my Dell 922 printer. It can print a b/w copy fine, but the test page, alignment page or any document printed have about 5 cm missing from the right side. This problem does not occur with any of the colours,. or when using the colour cartridge to print black. I have already changed the black cartridge and reinstalled the software, but this did not solve the problem.

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  • Anonymous Feb 20, 2008

    printer will not print any thing. when i try to print the icon of the printer shows up on screen with a checkmark in upper right of icon of printer.



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You are good at taking things apart and not destroying them, then the problem can usually be fixed easily.

Remove the ink carts.
on either side of the carrage there is a screw, remove both of them.

CAREFULLY slide out the silver bar those screws are holding. Be sure to note its orentation for putting the thing back in later.

also carefully remove the silver "fingers".

remove the black clip/cover on the right side of the carrage that covers the ribbon cables.

lift the head (you see 4 nipples in there-- that is the top of the head assembly)

gently pull out the ribbon cables.

on the bottom of the head is 2 screws, remove them

now the head will come into 4 parts. Nipples, Gasket, nozzle block, and a metal guard.

get some windex with amonia.

soak the parts for a day or 2.

blot dry, then let it set for atleast 2 days to be sure it is COMPLETELY dry.

reassemble, charge the ink, do the printers head cleaning, and boom. back in business.

this works 90% of the time

Posted on Feb 09, 2008


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