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My HP Photosmart just will not print. The printer shows up in the printer windows and I've uninstalled and reinstalled too many times to count. Finally, I think I found the problem. amidst with with all the complicated stuff, I didn't look under the "hood." When I did, I found that the color cartridge had jumped out of its slot and there was ink all over the place. I cleaned it up the best I could, but I once heard that if cartridge ink gets into the printer, the printer won't work. Is that true?

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  • Beverly H May 01, 2010

    My HP Photosmart just will not print. The printer shows up in the printer windows and I've uninstalled and reinstalled too many times to count. Finally, I think I found the problem. amidst with with all the complicated stuff, I didn't look under the "hood." When I did, I found that the color cartridge had jumped out of its slot and there was ink all over the place. I cleaned it up the best I could, but I once heard that if cartridge ink gets into the printer, the printer won't work. Is that true?

  • Beverly H May 01, 2010

    All went well after cleaning the cartridges and finally the printer did print a test page.

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Well that depends on who attempts to fix it.. the reason people say it doesnt work is cause they didnt clean it off properly.. see the part where the ink tank circuits meets the ink well contacts,, ensure you clean that propperly and replace the ink well.. That should fix it..

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It should not be ...its true that the ink is corosive and radioactive (if it is toner -black ) and it can make permanent damages if let there for a long time ...to dry itself...but if you clean it really well and wit care and patience ..and the printer has nothing stuck or permanently physically damaged... it should work with no problems ...so be careful ...see that you clean all well...if the cartridges are damaged..get new ones (preferably original ..and try to get not chipped so you will be able to refill them without recognition problems) and it will work ..I say that from my own experience ...I have a small family bossiness with printing and xerox machines ..and each time I mess one up real good..I spend some time cleaning it ..but if all parts are ok ..and in place ..they always work ...

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    uyeah ..if they do not have permanent damages..a good cleaning will make it functional again ..I told you in the first comment ..the issue is hat cause it was so messed up ..it might give you stripes on printings for a while..until it will clean itself perfect ..

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