The black ink cartridge is full on my ca**n 1960 printer. however, ** black in comes through on the pages. it seems that the head might be clogged. i've cleaned the heads through printer utility.is ther something else i can do to help the black ink flow through?
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Your black ink printer head might be blocked by dried materials. Try to open your printers maintenance software and execute head cleaning procedures. Try to print a test page after every head cleaning or you may run print head diagnostics. If the black ink still doesn't print, try to use another black ink cartridge and compare with initial results.
Hi The waste ink take is actually just a felt pad that sits under the printer mechanism inside the case and absorbs the ink from your cleanings
Try this: 1 Power off printer 2 Hold RESUME button then press and hold POWER. (The beeper MAY sound once, or may not depending on your model.) 3 Hold POWER and Release RESUME. 4 Press RESUME twice then release both POWER and RESUME buttons. 5 When the indicator lights steady, press RESUME 4 times (for the S900, 3 times for the 8200 apparently). 6 Press power to set data. 7 Print away!
Read it all here. Scroll about half the page, to:
WASTE TANK ALMOST FULL
or FULL ERROR MESSAGE PROBLEMThere is explained how to get rid of the error message very easy, and how to clean the waste ink pad manually. The latter seems not to be necessary, though.
Check that your black ink cartridge has ink inside, eventually try a new cartridge , as ink may have dried up in old cartridge. If you use a new cartridge ensure you removed cellotape from cartrige. If cartridge is ok, then it is printer nozzle/head for black ink. In this case do nozzle check / head cleaning in printer tools a couple of times. If problem persist you may need to check and clean printer's head with cotton and solvent.
D_foofat, This link will take you to instructions on cleaning your Cartridge Print Head: http://h10061.www1.hp.com/ccsearch/search?method=viewDocument&redirUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fh10025.www1.hp.com%2Fewfrf%2Fwc%2Fdocument%3Fdocname%3Dc00285228%26cc%3Dus%26lc%3Den%26dlc%3Den%26product%3D402150%26dlc%3Den%26lang%3Den&docId=document%28c00285228%29&uqry=&cqry=clean+printhead&ctry=us&dlc=en&lang=en&qry=clean+print+head I hope it helps, and Good luck.
Thanks for getting back to me. Sorry this ain't a solution but it seems to be the only cash-free way to contact you. No problem not solved - though I have tried everything. Dismantled the printer; washed, dried and replaced the waste ink pads; washed the print head; blew compressed air through the print-head sponge; replaced the cartridge 3 times; printed hundreds of test prints. I can't think of anything else to do and so I think the only solution is to replace the printhead (probably not even available) or replace the printer. The latter is looking most likely.
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