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HP laser jet 4000. Paper goes through with no print even on a printer sample request. New ink cartridge fitted.

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  • luapx Mar 07, 2008

    drivers have been updated. Suspect some internal hardware problem

  • tonersmart May 11, 2010

    look on the side of the printer where the fan is. Theres a little hole directly below the fan, it is the engine test button.. sitck the shank of a q tip in it,...it is a little micro switch........does it print anything????

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Check the Drivers installed, upgrade your drivers from HP site.

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The print dosen't appear on the paper


Tough call on this one. There are a lot of problems that could be happening. I'll presume you have an inkjet printer, since those are the most common. Of course, you want to make sure you have ink and that the cartridges aren't so old that they're dried up. An ink cartridge that is WAY out of date isn't likely to work. Hopefully you're working with good ink cartridges, and we'll presume that they are. Try these solutions to make your printer go:

1. Run the cleaning cycle. Usually accessed through a menu on the printer, computer, or both.

2. Clean the contacts...use 100% alcohol that can be purchased in the paint department of larger stores like Walmart or Home Depot. If you have nothing else, use cotton swabs, but be sure not to leave any cotton behind on this or the next step.

3. Clean the print cartridge jets using that same alcohol. Foam swabs are best, but harder to find. If you absolutely have to, you can use 50 or 70% isopropyl, but the other part is water...doesn't evaporate as quickly.

4. If your print head is separate from the cartridge, it gets a little weird here. First you can remove the print head (your printer manual will tell you if this has a a separate one), clean it with the alcohol. If this fails (and in my experience, it usually does), take that print head and put it in hot water in a container that's expendable (it's going to change color)...let it soak for a few hours, overnight if possible. Swish it around in the water...you may have to repeat this step depending on how much ink is still left in the print head. When it appears that most of the ink has been cleared out, shake as much water as possible and let it dry for a minimum of 24 hours on a paper towel or something that's (again) expendable and won't bleed through to the surface you're putting it one, just in case more ink leaks out. You may have to repeat the print head washing steps a few times for the water to be clear. Reinstall the printhead and cartridges. Run a cleaning cycle...hopefully it'll work by then.

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When printing, if I select any other form of paper than "Plain Paper", e.g. "Photo Glossy Paper", the print (of a photo) comes out with a distinct Magenta overhue. The true colours are...


Hello Landscapeman ,

You need to specify the paper type when the print dialog box appears. Heavy glossy paper needs to spend more time in the fuser so that the toner is fixed.

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I no longer have my manual, how do I change the ink cartridges for the HP Officejet 6300 all-in-one?


To replace the print cartridges
1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is on.
Caution If the HP All-in-One is off when you open the print cartridge door
to access the print cartridges, the HP All-in-One will not release the
cartridges for changing. You might damage the HP All-in-One if the print
cartridges are not docked safely on the right side when you try to remove
them.
2. Open the print cartridge door.
The print carriage moves to the far right side of the HP All-in-One.
3. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a
print cartridge to release it.
If you are replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the
slot on the left.
If you are replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge
from the slot on the right.
4. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
5. If you are removing the black print cartridge in order to install the photo print
cartridge, store the black print cartridge in the print cartridge protector or an
airtight plastic container.
If you are removing the print cartridge because it is low or out of ink, recycle the
print cartridge. The HP Inkjet Supplies Recycling Program is available in many
countries/regions, and lets you recycle used print cartridges free of charge. For
more information, go to the following website:
www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/recycle/inkjet.html
6. 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.
7. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the
upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
If you are installing a black or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
8. Close the print cartridge door
9. If you installed a new print cartridge, the print cartridge alignment process begins.
10. Make sure you have plain paper loaded in the input tray, and then press OK.
11. The HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print
cartridge alignment sheet.
12. Press OK.

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Installed new ink cartridges....printer won't print...


fixing cartridge problems can sometimes be easy and sometimes impossible.... first perform a reset of the printer... while the printer is powered on remove the cartidges ... remove the power cord from the printer tehn physically move the print carraige .... close the cover and power up the printer ... wait for the printer to request that you install the ink cartridges and install them. If this dosnt work repeat the same proceedure but this time clean the contacts on both the cartridges and the carriage. use a rolled paper towel (like a pencil) and bend it in half. Use distilled or bottled water and be very gentel... also avoid touching the ink heads on the bottom of the cartridges

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Hi I have just inserted a new HP ink cartridge 94 into my HP PSC 2350, as the ink was running low. I was printing photos, which keept printing with a red line throughout the picture. After inserting the...


Try opening the printer properties and cleaning the print heads (should probably be done each time a cartridge is changed), it uses some ink up but should clean the build up from running the previous cartridge dry and hopefully solve your printing problem.

Good luck.

Mar 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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HI,got this new hp psc 1410 i have connected with my computer ,got photos ready but when i presse print it doesnt work,pls can you help.thanks


did you install the cd driver of your Hp psc 1410?
if not insert the cd driver of your HP printer, after auto play goes click install driver, just follow the instruction on screen, then finish,
remove the ink cartridge, check if ther a cover in the contact point of your cartridge, remove the seal,

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5650 deskjet printer


HP cartrdges are 'BubbleJet'
that is the jets arer part of the cartridge.
These can Block, especially in warm climates.
Take cartrisge out.
Moisten a tissue with water-with some alcahol in its if available
stand the cartridge in it with the jets in the damp tissue for 24 hours
Then re try
Come back if still in trouble

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Printer ink consumption


Even if you are not using it for printing, the ink inside the cartidge will be dry, some solutions composed in the ink can be easily be dry if it is exposed in excessive heat or cold..

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Can't print in colour


Hi Paddy,
It sounds like the color ink cartridge is clogged. You can try taking the color cartridge out, and take a paper towel and some windex with amonia. Spray the paper towel with the windex and then take the color cartridge, and wipe the bottom of the ink cartridge. After wiping the bottom of the cartridge, try pressing on the bottom of the cartridge (Print head) with the paper towel...You should start seeing some ink soaking into the paper towel. If you do not see any ink on the paper towel, then try wiping it again with the windex/paper towel. If after a couple tries, you can not get the ink to flow from the print head, then I would suggest getting a new cartridge.
The HP ink cartridges can get a bit tricky and the print heads will clog when the printer is left sitting for a long period of time.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
If you have any other questions, feel free to post them.
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We just attached the macbook to the hppsc 1350v all in one printer and new print cartridges. When attempting to print, message reads"color print cartridge not compatible with this printer". We know we have...


Hi,

Just to confirm pls:
1. the new print cartridges are original HP inks;
2. you have remove the bright pink tape from the ink cartridges;
3. the black is on the right side and the color is on the left side.

You can try removing both cartridges and clean the gold colored contacts where the pink tape was. Pls do the same to the mate pins in the cartridge holder in the printer.

Try again. If this does not be corrective, you may need to change inks again.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

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