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Print head


The carriage does not accept one or more of the printheads. Typical causes are dirty contacts on the printheads or carriage, defective printhead(s), or a defective carriage.
If parts are replaced or fixed in any of the steps listed below, attempt to verify printer functionality by turning the printer on and printing internal test prints. If functionality is verified, no additional parts should be replaced.
  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Allow printer to complete initialization.
  3. With the printhead icon highlighted, press ENTER.
  4. Select Replace Printheads and press ENTER.
  5. If the message "Printheads still functional" appears, select Yes to continue testing the printheads.
  6. Open the top cover.
  7. Open the carriage cover and remove all of the printheads.
  8. Turn the printer off.
  9. Clean the electrical contacts on the carriage and the printheads using a lint-free cloth dampened with water.
  10. (for this step I suggest using the erraser on the back of a regular pencil instead of a cloth and water)
  11. Allow the contacts to dry.
  12. Reinstall the printheads and close the carriage cover.
  13. Close the top cover.
  14. Turn the printer on and attempt to verify functionality, as instructed in Step 19.
  15. If the error reappears, replace the affected printhead(s).
    NOTE: If the printhead error icon is a question mark, each printhead will have to be tested separately, as the printer is not sure which printhead is causing the problem.
    1. Following replacement of the suspect printhead(s), attempt to verify functionality (Step 19).
    2. If the problem persists following, replace the carriage and trailing cable (refer to pages 8-36 to 8-46 of the service manual).
    3. Following replacement, turn the printer on.
    4. Make sure the printhead alignment completes successfully and that no error messages appear on the front panel.
    5. Print a troubleshooting plot (as instructed below) to ensure the print quality is acceptable.
      1. On the front panel, select the printer icon and press ENTER.
      2. Select Utilities and press ENTER.
      3. Press the UP and ENTER buttons simultaneously.
      4. Select Yes to enter the Service Menu.
      5. Select Service Utilities and press ENTER.
      6. Print pages 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 to prove printer functionality.

Mar 25, 2014 | HP DesignJet 5500PS InkJet Printer

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Lexmark pinnacle pro 901 printhead error cannot fix


The printhead needs to be replaced. take a look on amazon for replacement Lexmark Printhead. cheers lexmark-pinnacle-pro-901-printhead-error-2i4ggwcr0e0sverpwaph0wvr-1-0.jpg

Sep 17, 2012 | Lexmark Pinnacle Pro901 All-in-one Inkjet...

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Replace print heads. How?


REPLACING HP PRINTER, PRINTHEADS


Follow these steps to replace the printheads in your printer.
  1. Press the Power button (c00636182.gif ) to turn on the printer.
  2. Open the top cover.
  3. Press and hold the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) until the carriage moves to the left. CAUTION: Be careful not to proceed until the carriage is on the left side of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, turn the printer off and back on and then try holding down the Resume button (c01219285.bmp ) again. The printhead can be damaged if the carriage is not all the way to the left for installation.
  4. Lift the printhead latch. Figure 3: Lifting the printhead latchc01290070.gif
  5. Lift the handle of a printhead and use it to pull the printhead out of its slot. Figure 4: Removing the old printheadc01295543.gif
  6. Shake the new printhead at least six times while the printhead is still in its packaging. Figure 5: Shaking the new printheadc01134519.gif
  7. Remove the new printhead from its package, and then remove its orange protective caps. Figure 6: Removing the protective capsc01134520.gif CAUTION: Do not shake the printheads after removing the orange protective caps.
  8. Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot (the label on the printhead must match the label on the printhead latch). Press down firmly on the printhead until it snaps into place. Figure 7: Inserting the new printheadc01290071.gif
  9. Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down until the latch engages. Figure 8: Closing the printhead latchc01290072.gif
  10. Close the cover. Figure 9: Closing the coverc01290073.gif
  11. The printer should align the printheads automatically in a few minutes, printing an alignment page. If it does not, go to the next section to align manually.
Align the printheadsIf you installed the HP software, use the instructions in the left column below. If you installed a Plug and Play driver or other driver, use the instructions in the right column.

Mar 05, 2010 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I change the print head on a Xerox 8500?


Hi there,

How to remove a printhead
  1. Press the on-line / off-line key on the printer operator panel to set the printer off-line.
  2. Use the upper softkeys to scroll to the 'Replace printhead' card
  3. Press the softkey below the 'Replace printhead' card to enter the wizard.
    An introduction screen displays the message 'Use this wizard to replace printheads. A roll is needed for calibration.'
  4. Press the key for 'Next'.
    The screen displays the message 'Select roll to use'.
    The system does a calibration at the end of the wizard. You can only calibrate on the defined media types. When calibration is not possible with the media available on the printer, the system asks you to load the correct media. When calibration is possible with one of the rolls, the system automatically uses the correct media roll. When calibration is possible with both rolls, use the lower softkeys to select the roll to use.
  5. Press the key for 'Next'.
    The screen displays the message 'Carriage moving to centre position...' while the carriage moves to the centre.
    The screen displays 'Open top cover.'
  6. Open the top cover. The screen displays the message 'Replace printheads' and the printheads that you must replace. Find the correct printhead number on the printhead carriage.
  7. Press the front of the printhead cover to unlock the cover.
  8. Open the printhead cover.
  9. Pull out the printhead and remove it.
How to place a printhead
  1. Remove the protective tape from the new printhead.
    Do not touch the contact and nozzle areas of the printhead after you remove the protective tape.
  2. Place the new printhead in the printhead holder.
    The printhead only fits in one way.
  3. Close the printhead cover.
  4. After you replaced the defective printhead, press the softkey for 'Next'
  5. The screen displays the message 'Make sure that all head covers are properly positioned.'
    Press the key for 'Done'.
    The screen displays the message 'Close top cover.'
  6. Close the top cover.
    The screen displays the message 'Carriage moving to home position...'
  7. The screen displays 'Calibrating...'.
    The calibration process takes several minutes.
    You can stop the calibration process at any time. Press the key for 'Cancel' to stop the calibration process.

Regards,

Anirban Mazumdar
http://www.ikarmatech.com

Sep 08, 2009 | Xerox Phaser 8550DX Laser Printer

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I get Home Center error code 1-2010 and cannot continue.


Sorry I don't have a solution! I have the same problem & have been having other problems with my ESP3AiO - like it shows that the ink cartridges need to be replaced when I just printed a few pictures with brand new cartridges, also gave error messages sayint the print head was missing when it wasn't & had been working fine! I'm frustrated & fed up with it!!!!! This is actually my second one!!!! The first one stopped working when it said there was a paper jam & there wasn't but it would not reset or do anything else!!!!!!!!!! Good luck with your situation. I'm heading out to buy another printer that won't be a Kodak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Aug 08, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...

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Officejet Pro L7590 printhead message (printheads only 2m. old)!


Pull out the printhead from the computer and check the date under "warranty ends" If the warranty period did not lapse, call HP technical support and tell them about the problem. They will replace the printhead for free. I have gone through 3 black/yellow printheads and I received the replacement printheads via FedEx within 1-2 days. They will send you a pre-paid envelope to return via U.S. Postal Service via US Postal Service.

If the Warranty date on the printhead expired, then you may have to come out of pocket to replace the printhead since HP will argue that they are not obligated to replace the printhead since the manufacturer warranty lapsed.

If this is the case, check to see when you purchased the printer. If the purchase was within a year, the retailer (i.e. Best Buy) is on the hook since there is a 1 year implied warranty on products such as printers, regardless of whether the expiration date on the HP printhead expired.

Hope this helps

Aug 05, 2009 | HP Officejet Pro L7590 All-in-One InkJet...

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Printerhead need replacing


Printheads are very sensitive and HP sets a "Time" limit of about two years for # 11 printheads regardless of how much you print. ( This is bunk from HP of course!.) But the prinheads do not expire!! They just show their health and that the printhead has exceeded the warraty period ( regardless of how much you print) .

Remove the printheads from their socket and fill a 8- 12" dish with 1/4" high of warm water. Set the printheads in the water in the same position they are set in the printer (vertical) You may need to place a wooden spoon of a block behind the printheads to keep the heads in position, as they will tilt backwards.
Leave the printheads to soak for about 15minutes.
Remove the printheads and slightly press them on a folded kitchen paper towel .It should show two lines of the same color of the printhead (cyan, yellow, etc) If the two lines are not of the same length (about 1/2" long) then repeat the soaking for that color. Be sure to dry the printheads properly

Install the printheads in the printer socket vertically so the contacts are properly set.. If not you may get a message to "Install (color) printhead". reset it again and run at least 15 pages with color information. It should print ok!!
If any print heads is damaged then the only option is to replace it with a new one.
It may be that the ink line from the cartridge to the printhead is clogged and ink is not flowing. This may require to run a large print job of about 50 or so pages to force ink into the clean printheads.

The terminal strip behind the printhead that makes contact with the pins in the printer are very delicate and if removed two to three times may not make a good contact and render the printhead unuseable.

Good Luck!!

JoeA

Dec 05, 2008 | HP Business InkJet 2800 Printer

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Print head problem


Dear palia1234,
Blinking in orange 5 times indicates that the printhead error occurs. You need to replace the printhead with a new one. But be careful before replacing the printhead, check your printhead if any smoke smell or indication of short circuitry present. Replacing the printhead in this case will harm new printhead. You'd better to take your printer to the nearest service center.

Regards,

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Nov 08, 2008 | Canon PIXMA IP5200 InkJet Photo Printer

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HP D135 - replaced printhead - still doesn't print in that color


try this link : I followed the directions and fixed the problem. the instructions that came with the new printhead weren't really complete.

Here's essentially all I did for my fix - Opened the printer top, turned the printer off. Removed the "bad" printhead, cleaned the metal contacts on the printhead and printer with windex. Closed the printer. Turned it on. waited for it to reset. Opened the printer. Turned the printer off again. Installed the printhead. Closed the lid. Plugged the printer in again. When it was ready I accessed the HP toolbox and alligned the printheads and cleaned the printheads. It worked. Here's a link with photos.


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpa02107&lc=en&cc=ca&dlc=&product=64986

Oct 18, 2008 | HP OfficeJet D135 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printhead replacement


I don't just change the printheads, go to utilities and recover printheads.
If all printheads are playing up, che3ck the magenta cleaner, if it's over full it can cause all printheads to fail, this info was taken from a page on the HP web page, but ?I can't remeber where.

May 13, 2008 | HP DesignJet 1050c InkJet Printer

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