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Having to clean ink cartridges before use

My problem started when I could not print in yellow. I finally got it to print yellow but am having to clean the contacts on the ink cartridges and inside nozzles inside the printer each time I want to print anything. 15 minutes later I'm unable to print any color so I go through the whole process again. I did seek help with HP and the end result is that it is probably a hardware issue. Do you have any ideas why this is happening. I've spent a whole lot of money on ink cartridges and I've exhausted myself trying to get this to work.

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  • sallyn354 Jun 12, 2008

    You're the first one that suggested this could be the problem and I happen to agree with you. It looks like that rubber part is missing and I can't see it anywhere near its location. I called a couple of service centers here and they suggested I get a new printer, I sure hate to get rid of this printer for what seems like a little job. Do you suppose I'm able to fix this myself or do you suppose I should also purchase a new printer?

  • harrypa Jun 22, 2008

    I have the same problem and I found the rubber part in the printer. So where and how do I re install the rubber part?

  • Anonymous Jun 23, 2008

    My printer will not print color until I have cleaned to cart. several times. Called hp, big help!!!

  • sallyn354 Aug 02, 2008

    Does it look as if I am missing a rubber part - see enclosed image

  • bburns1 Aug 11, 2008

    Sir.

    I refile my own cartridges when they go empty. This time it went to a error telling me that the colour cartridge is not put in right. This happens every time I try to align the cartridges. I think they want me to buy a new cartridge from them. How can I correct this so I can use my printer???

    Billy

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Your cartridge is drying very fast if it is hardware ptoblem it means that cartridge parking is missing one of its part.

1. when your printer is off or it not in use their is a printer part of small rubber for covering your cartridge head in your printes cartridge parking thar rubber part is missin in your printer .

you may find it in side your printer it self.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

  • Kamal Kishor Jun 14, 2008

    you can get that rubber part from any printer repair center.

    that can solve your problem.



    yuo can also buy one printer that will help you as emmergency backup in futurr

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WHILE TEST PRINT CYAN INK NOT SHOWING WHAT SHOULD I DO SIR


This issue will only occur if an ink cartridge(s) is or was installed inthe wrong position (slot) in the machine. When a cartridge is installed, the ink tube system is filled with the ink from the cartridges, to prepare the machine for printing. If the cartridge is inthe wrong position the tube will fill with the wrong color.


NOTE: If you just installed or replaced the ink cartridges and your printed documents are missing colors please refer to the solution - I just installed or replaced my ink cartridge and my printed documents aremissing colors. What can I do? Blank


To resolve this issue you will need to clean the print head.


NOTE: It may require 10 to 15 cleanings to clean the ink tubes and print head. During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to completethe cleaning process.


1. First verify the position of the ink cartridges:


a. Open the ink cartridge cover and check to make sure the ink cartridges are in the correct order.


b. Starting from the left side, the correct order is Black, Yellow, Cyan(blue), and Magenta (red).


- If the ink cartridges are installed in the correct order, close the ink cartridge cover and continue to STEP 2.


- If the ink cartridges are not in the correct order, remove the ink cartridges that are installed in the wrong position by pressing down on the release lever(s), located above the ink cartridge and remove the cartridge(s) from the machine.


Next, reinstall the ink cartridge(s) in the correct position in the machine by gently pushing the cartridge in until it clicks.


When all the cartridges are installed, close the ink cartridge cover.


2. After closing the ink cartridge cover, the LCD will prompt - Did youchange XXXX (XXXX = the color) This message will be displayed for ink cartridge that was removed. Press the - (Minus Key for No). This willkeep accurate data of how much ink is left in the cartridge.


1. Press the INK key.


2. Press OK to select Test Print.


3. Press OK to select Print Quality.


4. Press the COLOR START key.


5. Review the Check Sheet. The colors on the Check Sheet should be in a specific order: Black, yellow, Cyan (Blue) and Magenta (red).


a If the colors on the Check Sheet are in the correct order and are notmissing any dashes, press + (Plus Key for Yes) on the key pad and continue to STEP 7.


b If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - (Minus Key for No) on the key panel and continueto STEP 6.


6. The machine will need to perform cleanings to flush out the incorrectcolor or dried ink from the ink tubes and print head.


a. The LCD will ask you BLACK OK. If black is fully printed and is the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


b. The LCD will ask you COLOR OK. If any of the 3 colors (yellow, cyan (blue), and magenta (red) are fully printed and are the correct color, press + (Plus Key for Yes). If it#s blank, missing dashes or is the incorrect color, press - (Minus Key for No).


c. The LCD will say START CLEANING + for YES and - for NO. Press + for YES to start cleaning. The machine will go through a cleaning cycle that will take approximately one to two minutes.


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NOTE: If you wait 1 minute after the cleaning cycle is completed, the display will return to date and time. You will need to go back to STEP 3 to print the Print Quality Check Sheet again.


e. If the ink color order is correct and all of the dashes are present, press + on the key pad to select YES and continue to STEP 7.


If the colors on the Check Sheet are not in the correct order, are missing dashes or blank or a color other than Black, Yellow, Cyan or Magenta printed press - key to select NO. Repeat the cleaning process byfollowing STEPS 6a through 6d. You may have to perform this procedure up to 15 times in order to clean the ink tubes and print head


NOTE: During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed. Additional ink cartridges may be required to complete the cleaning process.


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