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Evidently, my printhead has dried out...it doesn't print! :o( Have run the cleaning a few times with no luck (wasted a TON of ink!), so I'm told that you will send a new printhead and ink for FREE! Splendid! I want that, please. :o)

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  • nancymilliro Aug 27, 2010

    The ink is NOT the problem...I just bought new cartridges. Still doesn't work...I was told that the printhead could be the problem. That's what I'm asking for...

  • nancymilliro Aug 27, 2010

    How do I get the printhead out of the printer???

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Yes, the printhead is clogged. No you don't get anything anywhere for free - that's life, can't change that.
What you can do is to take the printer head out and clean it. How to do that: start the printer and take out the cartridges - the place where they sit is the printer head; to release it you must press on a hidden button located under the lip on the top left of the carriage (the box that is holding the print head) - it will pop out.
To clean it just put it in warm water to soak - the water should cover just the heads, enough to spill in, not the whole unit. From time to time take it out and wipe the ink that seeps out - do that till it's clean

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Soak the print head in hot water from the tap for 15 min's and see if that clears it, that is the recommended cleaning method, if that doesn't clean it then the print head is defective. we are not the company that sold u the ink, why did you think that? we are technical help service we make and sell no product but the written word.

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Hi Mandy
1) confirm there is ink in the magenta cartridge first - by removing it from printer and looking through the ink 'window'.
If you can't see the ink level, it's either empty or very close to it. If so, replace the cartridge.
2) If ink level looks ok, install it back in printer then set out a full page of magenta (or red) background or large graphic and print few pages on high print quality setting until the magenta starts to print. This works better than printhead cleaning/deep cleaning because it wastes less ink.
3) If it still doesn't print red after 2-3 pages, the printhead is blocked. Take it out and rinse under hot water tap. Keep washing it until only clean water is coming out. Shake any water off then DRY the electrical contacts really well. Don't install a wet printhead back in printer - or you may damage it. Run one or two deep cleans and print a nozzle check. With bit of luck all colours will work now...

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There are no signs of error but the paper comes out blank


Hi Zanda
if you haven't used your printer for that long, your printhead is more than likely dried up and clogged. Try running the "Head cleaning" utility 2-3 then print a "Nozzle check" (find both of these functions on "Maintenance" page under "Printer properties".
If the nozzle check shows any print, you're on the right track. Run few more head cleans or try printing several pages (with LOT of colour) on high (best photo) quality. Combination of printing & nozzle checks works best. Be prepared to waste lot of ink doing this!

If you get no print at all, it's probably time to get a new printer. There are other things you can try eg. buy set of cleaning cartridges, try to clean the printhead by placing some folded tissue soaked with Windex under the printhead or forcing some Windex through the printhead pickup (using a syringe & rubber tubing fitted over the pickup needle - where the cartridge usually sits) etc.

Another way yet is to remove the printhead from printer and soak it in cleaning solution (if if you're handy and prepared to pull your printer apart).

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For severe print quality/missing color issues there could be an air bubble/air gaps in the printer ink lines or a portion of the PRINTHEAD is dry, so you should first perform a Clean PrintHead procedure from your printer control panel.
NOTE: If one or more the colors were previously dry fired during printing (i.e. if you continued printing using only a few colors to one, air may have been accidently ingested into the ink lines between the cartridge(s) and PRINTHEAD. To recover from this problem, you may have to run the Clean Printhead procedure 2-3 times.
If a problem persists then it is suggested to review the steps outlined on the following HP 920 support pages, including printhead removal/printer cleaning and service station cleaning. It is suggested you refer to printer manufacturer instructions first as the Inkjet411 procedures are provided for general guidance purposes only. A dirty service station can cause poor image quality and/or ink cross-contamination between different colors:
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If the problem still cannot be corrected, then the PRINTHEAD may be dry and may need to be flushed (i.e. with warm water as it could have dried out, but this is a function of how much you print). Remove and soak in hot water for 5 minutes...thoroughly dry printhead prior to re-installing. Retest.
For more information please visit:
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Worst case scenario the PRINTHEAD may simply be electrically damaged or at end-of-life (typically fails between 3,000 and 5,000 printed pages) and may require replacement, usually accompanied by error messages like Incompatible Printhead or Ink Delivery/System Failure. NOTE: The PRINTHEAD will eventually fail in time. For more information on the how the PRINTHEAD works, watch the video here: http://inkjet411.retailinkjet.com/?page_id=1983
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Clean the printhead
If your printed output is streaked or has any incorrect or missing colors, the printhead
might need to be cleaned.
This process uses ink to attempt to unclog and clean the nozzles in the printhead.
This might take a few minutes and will use one or more sheets of paper.
To clean the printhead from the control panel
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. Press Setup.
3. Press the down arrow button to highlight Tools, and then press OK.
4. Press the down arrow button to highlight Clean Printhead, and then press OK.
The product cleans the printhead.
5. Press any button to return to the Tools menu.
To clean the printhead from the Printer Toolbox
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
Work with ink cartridges 1513. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog
box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and then click
Printer Services.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
4. Click the Device Services tab.
5. Click Clean Printhead.
6. Follow the prompts until you are satisfied with the quality of the output, and then click
Done.
There are two stages of cleaning. Each stage lasts about two minutes, uses one sheet
of paper, and uses an increasing amount of ink. After each stage, review the quality
of the printed page. You should only initiate the next phase of cleaning if the print
quality is poor.
If print quality still seems poor after you complete both stages of cleaning, try aligning
the printer. If print quality problems persist after cleaning and aligning, contact HP
support.
To clean the printhead from the embedded Web server
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the main input tray.
2. Click the Device Settings tab, click Device Services in the left pane, select Clean
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This sounds like a printhead problem.
The first thing I would try is to clean the printhead. Remove the cartridges and store them (stretch a piece of plastic electrical tape over the ink cartridge hole to keep the ink from drying out).
Remove the printhead and set it in warm distilled water and let the printhead sit overnight.
Remove the printhead from the water and blot the water with a clean lint free dry cloth (do not rub the printhead and contacts, or damage could occur. Set the printhead aside to air dry.
Once the printhead is dry, reinsert the printhead, remove the tape from the ink cartridges, reinsert the ink cartridges. Test print. This should clear the problem.
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How do you go about cleaning printer head


there is a cleaning utility "printhead clean" and printhead deep clean" under "maintenance" in the "printer properties". Try that first. If that doesn't help and there is definitely ink in the cartridge(s), you can remove the cartridges and soak the printheads in 5mm of hot water for 1/2 hour or so. DRY WELL then install back in printer and run "printhead deep clean".
Another way is to isolate the colour that doesn't print properly and print few pages in that colour (eg if yellow is not printing right...set out a full page of yellow background and print on high quality setting until yellow starts to print ok). This wastes less ink than the cleaning utility.

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Don't know that particular model but try this.

Sounds like the lines are a bit plugged and are running dry again after the script page.

Never leave an inkjet or deskjet for more than a week or so without using it because the ink wells can dry up.

Take a Q-tip and dip it in alcohol.
Remove the cartridges and soak each hole with a brand new Q-tip.
Let it dry.
You may have to do this a few times before you get results.
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Control Panel
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Go to Properties
Go to Maintenace
There should be some kind of thing in there that will allow you to clean and deep clean your cartridges.

I have recovered many "seemingly hopeless" printers this way. A lot of printers that can be rescued end up in e-waste, wasting a lot of money.
Look in the yellow pages and find you local dealer if all else fails. These people are often quite helpful.

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Did you run the Maintenance feature that is part of the printer's program?

If not, open the Maintenance page and select Head Cleaning. This cleans the head by pushing through a lot of ink thereby dissolving any dried ink that is blocking the heads. Run a Print check to tell if the heads are properly cleaned (this cleaning may need to be repeated a few times before the heads are cleaned properly).

Good luck.

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