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HP 430 A1 Plotter;5 years old-no previous problems- about 250 plots/annum Recently started plotting lines as "broken", instead of continuous, now has stopped plotting, goes through the motions, but no plot. Have checked connections,cleaned head/cartridge Any suggestions would be most welcome!

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Have you check if it has a ink, or maybe possible that the ink was totally dry, and your computer cannot detect that it was empty.

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Hi,

Did you try resetting the unit by disconnecting from the power for a few hours?

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