Question about HP Officejet Pro K5400 All-In-One InkJet Printer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: HP F380 printer
This happens when your print head gets dirty. Just claening the print head should solve your problem. To do this: Click start button > click Printers and faxes. > Right the printer icon > click properties > Here you should find something like "Head cleaning" or "Clean the print head". This option can be used to clean the priter head automatically. If it does not work, you can manualy take out the cartridge and dip it in to IPA (Isopropyle alcohol) solution would clean the head[dip the head only not the complete cartridge]. After a few minutes (10-20) you can fit the dry cartridge the printer. If nothing works try changing the cartridges. Note: When the ink is running out this may occur. The only thing we can do is to replace the cartridge.
Posted on Oct 06, 2007
My first guess is that it is a cartridge issue, due to these printers having the print head as part of the cartridge, there is nothing else, it makes the whole cartridge the only printing item. Ensure the carts are not old (exp date) and that they are HP, With that all understood as I now see that you must due to owning it for 6 years, then you could try to clean the contacts on machine's "cartridge holder" and give that a clean too while your at it cause it may be the problem here (see below)
If a inkjet printer lasts 3 years you would be doing well, and you've had 6. Exceptional!
HP Photosmart printers may print images with white lines or single color streaks. This issue can be caused by ink that has dried in the ink nozzles or by debris that is blocking the ink nozzles. The ink cartridges and the and printer cradle should be cleaned. Clean the ink cartridges with the ink cartridge cleaning utility in the HP Printer Toolbox. Also, clean the ink cartridges and the print cradle manually.
Cleaning the ink cartridge cradle
Manually cleaning the ink cartridges
Cleaning the ink cartridges with the HP Printer Toolbox
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
SOURCE: red won't print properly
With each warranty replacement, did you transfer image drums from printer to printer, or were you supplied new image drums? I have a 5400n that was having a similar problem and it turned out that the image drum was the culprit.
Posted on Aug 12, 2009
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