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We have a Satarwriter Jet 4000 series which has just stopped printing. We have turned it on and off a few times but it makes no difference. We have checked for paper jam. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you Leo

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Is your printer is powering up? if yes try by reinstalling the drivers,post your findings

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I moved my HP 4000 printer from one office to another. When I hooked It back up, it printed out a few pages of symbols and then will not print at all. The ready light is on, but it will not print. Any


If you get a bunch of meaningless symbols on the page the usual causes are a corrupt or wrong print driver, a bad communication cable or a failed formatter or possibly a print job stuck in a queue on the computer that you connected the printer to (pending jobs often corrupt when you reconnect your printer). Unplug the parallel or network cable from the printer and restart and then try to print the configuration page. If it prints then plug in the communication cable and try printing again. Still bad after that reinstall the printer driver. If a fresh driver does not work, try a different cable.

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Print heads are clogged and the deep cleaning is not working, not sure what to do next


You print head is probably blocked through old age.
I'll tell you some of the tricks of the trade, but remember that if you make things worse, I warned you.
Most brands of inkjet printers have the print head as part of a removable cartridge system. That means that when it stops working, you throw it away and buy another, expensive unit. (Epson printers use a different system, where the print head is a part of the printer, and is less likely to fail, though more expensive to replace
Print heads become blocked for a number of reasons, but the most common is simply that the ink cartridge has dried out, and so has the print head. Anyway, here are a few hints and cleaning methods that MIGHT get things working again. Never let the printer stand with an empty cartridge. Either fit a fresh one, or seal the print head unit in a plastic bag with a few drops of water for humidity. If the print head has become clogged and the printer's head-cleaning cycle won't help (run it 10 times if you have to) you could try these things:
Soak the print head in hot water then leave it overnight, then try it again
If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner that will take the printhead, use that. (These are used by jewellers and other people which have to clean small, intricate parts)
Buy some Isopropyl Alcohol and soak the printhead in that overnight. (You can get it from the chemist)
Use a Mr Cuppacino (or your Espresso machine). It's a small kitchen appliance which creates a jet of steam for frothing milk for making a cappuccino. You can use the jet of steam to blast the print head. But be careful that you don't melt things -- short, sharp jets only.
Each time you try a cleaning method, use a damp paper towel to gently wipe and dry the print head area.
Put a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the empty cartridge and try the cleaning cycle a few times.

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How do i know that my printer cartidge is over. Also I did not use printer for more than 2 months. The sign for ink is glowing and i am not able to print.


You print head is probably blocked through old age. It's amazing that you've made it last this long with just one refill.
I'll tell you some of the tricks of the trade, but remember that if you make things worse, I warned you.
Most brands of inkjet printers have the print head as part of a removable cartridge system. That means that when it stops working, you throw it away and buy another, expensive unit. (Epson printers use a different system, where the print head is a part of the printer, and is less likely to fail, though more expensive to replace
Print heads become blocked for a number of reasons, but the most common is simply that the ink cartridge has dried out, and so has the print head. Anyway, here are a few hints and cleaning methods that MIGHT get things working again. Never let the printer stand with an empty cartridge. Either fit a fresh one, or seal the print head unit in a plastic bag with a few drops of water for humidity. If the print head has become clogged and the printer's head-cleaning cycle won't help (run it 10 times if you have to) you could try these things:
Soak the print head in hot water then leave it overnight, then try it again
If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner that will take the printhead, use that. (These are used by jewellers and other people which have to clean small, intricate parts)
Buy some Isopropyl Alcohol and soak the printhead in that overnight. (You can get it from the chemist)
Use a Mr Cuppacino (or your Espresso machine). It's a small kitchen appliance which creates a jet of steam for frothing milk for making a cappuccino. You can use the jet of steam to blast the print head. But be careful that you don't melt things -- short, sharp jets only.
Each time you try a cleaning method, use a damp paper towel to gently wipe and dry the print head area.
Put a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the empty cartridge and try the cleaning cycle a few times.

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Replaced the ink cartridge now it will not print


*** I'll be more than happy to help you on that.
there is a great possibility that the nozzles of your printer are clogged by dried inks.maybe cause by the previous inks that you just replaced. we can check that by printing a nozzle check pattern.

1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Turn off the Epson Stylus NX110 Series. 3. Hold down the nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.1.jpg Stop button as you press the nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.2.jpg On button to turn the Epson Stylus NX110 Series back on. When the nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.3.jpg On light begins to flash, release the nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.4.jpg Stop button. nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.5.jpg 4. Check the nozzle check pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines. nx110_tx110_ug.1.98.6.jpg 5. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean and you can continue printing. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head. Using the Control Panel 1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Make sure the Epson Stylus NX110 Series is on and the ink light is off. 3. Hold down the nx110_tx110_ug.1.99.1.jpg Stop button for three seconds to start the cleaning cycle, which lasts around one minute. The nx110_tx110_ug.1.99.2.jpg On light flashes throughout the cleaning cycle and stays on green when the cycle is finished. Caution:
Never turn off the Epson Stylus NX110 Series during a cleaning cycle or you may damage it. 4. Run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean. You may need to clean the print head up to 4 times. You can also turn off the Epson Stylus NX110 Series and wait at least 6 hours. Then try printing again.

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Does not print


***hi there,il be willing to help you on that. ****
the nozzles of the printer might be clogged by dried inks thats why when your printing, its feeding the paper, as if its printing but no inks on the paper. print a nozzle check to see which part or color have clogs, if there are gaps or breaks, do head cleaning untill no more gaps then try printing.
Running a Printer Check
1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Turn off the Epson Stylus NX100 Series. 3. Hold down the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.1.jpg Stop button as you press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.2.jpg On button to turn the Epson Stylus NX100 Series back on. Hold down both buttons until the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.3.jpg On light begins to flash, then release the buttons. 1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Turn off the Epson Stylus NX100 Series. 3. Hold down the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.1.jpg Stop button as you press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.2.jpg On button to turn the Epson Stylus NX100 Series back on. Hold down both buttons until the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.3.jpg On light begins to flash, then release the buttons. 1. Load a few sheets of plain paper in the sheet feeder. 2. Turn off the Epson Stylus NX100 Series. 3. Hold down the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.1.jpg Stop button as you press the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.2.jpg On button to turn the Epson Stylus NX100 Series back on. Hold down both buttons until the nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.3.jpg On light begins to flash, then release the buttons. 4. Check the nozzle check pattern that prints to see if there are gaps in the lines. nx100_tx100_ug.1.96.5.jpg 5. If there are no gaps, the print head is clean and you can continue printing. If there are gaps or the pattern is faint, clean the print head. If your printouts are unexpectedly light, or dots or lines are missing, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.
You can also clean the print head by holding down the stop button on the printer for three seconds. (This only works when the red ink light is off.) Run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean.
Caution: When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, print quality can decline, so turn it on and print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality. ***if my troubleshooting steps are helpful, pls vote for me, i will appreciate it, so that I can be a part of fixya, thanks, Godbless****

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INK DOES NOT FLOW. HOW TO CLEAN INK AREA.


Hi there,

Here is a few steps to clean the print head of your printer.


1. Make sure the CX5000 Series all-in-one is turned on but not printing, and the ink cartridges are not low or expended.


2. Right-click the printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.


3. Click Start or Next.
Cleaning takes several seconds. The CX5000 Series runs a head cleaning cycle and the On light flashes.
Caution:
Never turn off the CX5000 Series while head cleaning is in progress. You may damage it.


4. When the On light stops flashing, make sure paper is loaded in the CX5000 Series, then do the following:
Windows:
Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern. Then click Print.


5. If there are no gaps or lines, click Finish.
If there are still gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three times, refer to Problems and Solutions. You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight. This lets any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.

Tip:
If you do not use your CX5000 Series often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.


Cleaning the Print Head


Hope this initial / info idea helps.

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How do I clean the heads


I'll tell you some of the tricks of the trade, but remember that if you make things worse, I warned you.

Most brands of inkjet printers have the print head as part of a removable cartridge system. That means that when it stops working, you throw it away and buy another, expensive unit. (Epson printers use a different system, where the print head is a part of the printer, and is less likely to fail, though more expensive to replace

Print heads become blocked for a number of reasons, but the most common is simply that the ink cartridge has dried out, and so has the print head. Anyway, here are a few hints and cleaning methods that MIGHT get things working again.
  • Never let the printer stand with an empty cartridge. Either fit a fresh one, or seal the print head unit in a plastic bag with a few drops of water for humidity.
  • If the print head has become clogged and the printer's head-cleaning cycle won't help (run it 10 times if you have to) you could try these things:
    • Soak the print head in hot water then leave it overnight, then try it again
    • If you have access to an ultrasonic cleaner that will take the printhead, use that. (These are used by jewellers and other people which have to clean small, intricate parts)
    • Buy some Isopropyl Alcohol and soak the printhead in that overnight. (You can get it from the chemist)
    • Use a Mr Cuppacino (or your Espresso machine). It's a small kitchen appliance which creates a jet of steam for frothing milk for making a cappuccino. You can use the jet of steam to blast the print head. But be careful that you don't melt things -- short, sharp jets only.
    • Each time you try a cleaning method, use a damp paper towel to gently wipe and dry the print head area.
    • Put a teaspoon of water in the bottom of the empty cartridge and try the cleaning cycle a few times.

If you visit the websites of some of the better-known ink recharge systems, you'll find some more hints and techniques.

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Xerox 8550 Light Stripe after Jet Substitution & Muddy Yellow


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