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HP Officejet 7130 xi all in one say Bad Print Head

This printer has never been used for about 2-3yrs
I loaded some paper and tried to print the menu settings
First I was getting error that the cartridges were bad
Bought new and replaced them
Now getting error that Cyan Print head is bad
None the less it still feeds the paper and sounds like it is
printing but the paper comes out blank.
In trying to trouble shoot the problem I removed all print heads
to inspect them.Possibly I damaged the cyan but should something
still print on the other colors when Im trying to print menu settings

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  • Anonymous Oct 18, 2008

    I have the same problem....The printer has not been used for about 2 yrs
    I loaded some paper and tried to print.
    I got an error message that the cartridges were bad
    Bought new and replaced them
    Now getting error that Black, Magenta, Cyan and Yellow Print head are bad
    It still feeds the paper and sounds like it is
    printing but the paper comes out blank.
    In trying to trouble shoot the problem I removed all print heads
    to inspect them. Should I invest money to replace all four print heads?

  • Anonymous Dec 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problem. Didn't use it for a year or so and the cyan printhead is not working. I've tried replacing all the print cartridges and cleaning them with a que tip but it's still not working right. It will print, but without cyan. Black doesn't print right either.

  • Anonymous Dec 22, 2008

    I put in new ink black and color.  Now it prints faint splotchy black only and tells me that the cyan print head is bad and need to replace.  What and where is a print head?  Help!!

  • info68 Dec 25, 2008

    i did the same thing but it is printing 1/2 the letters. it also says replace the print head on the cyan.

    how do i replace the print head?

  • slsmith1021 Apr 03, 2009

    I have the same issue except all of my printheads are bad. I've cleaned them several times as well as preforming the "clean printheads" option on the actual printer. I just got off the phone with HP and was told my all-in-one officejet 7130 was too old and replacing the printheads would cost all most as much as getting an "upgrade" through them. Also, if I chose to replace the printheads I was guaranteed the problem would reoccur. I was given four options ranging from $179.99 to $272.99 for an upgrade. I'll have to do some research to see if I can find a better price else where. Good Luck to All!



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Remove the cyan printhead and clean the back surface that makes electrical contact - use a qtip and rubbing alcohol this worked for me ;>)

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