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The message "The following printhead(s) has a problem: black/yellow[K/Y]" They won't move to the left so I can change. I have replacement here. How do I get it to move so I can change the printhead?

I am assuming you have a Hewlett-Packard Officejet pro series machine. Normally if you raise the top of the machine (entire scanner assembly, not just the cover) the machine will offer the "opportunity"to replace the printheads. Failing that - there is usually a panel above the cleaning station that can be removed. This will allow direct access to the printhead carriage. If you are using a designjet, you must use the onboard menu system under inks to move the printhead carriage.

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My R320 has started leaving a ink stain at the bottom of the printed pages along with the stain there is slight damage to the bottom corners of the printed sheets.

Highly likely that your waste ink pads are now overflowing, causing backflow into the resting/cleaning pad where your printhead normally sits when not in use.
If you haven\'t already you should probably consider an external waste ink kit like a Printer Potty or similar as this will deal with any future waste ink flow.
However, if the pads are already highly saturated you\'re going to need to also drain them as much as possible using a syringe and blunt needle to suck as much excess ink out of the printer base.
Access to the base will probably be easiest via the access hatch in the back.. I suspect you\'ll confirm a puddle of ink back there at the same time.
Removing the waste ink excess is no quick and easy solution, just suck what ink you can out, then leave the printer for a few hours before repeating. This will allow the pads to re-distribute the excess after your efforts and some of that will then become accessible from the hatch.
Ultimately it\'s a big old clean up job but one worth doing.
To clean the underside of the printhead get the printhead off it\'s resting base (turn on, wait till it move, then pull the power cord).
Then just wad up some kitchen/paper towel (or even toilet roll), soak it in distilled (if possible) water and then place it in the printheads path. Move the printhead gently back and forth a couple of times so the wad of soaked material can wipe any ink deposits off the printhead base.
Avoid the temptation to scour the underside of the printhead repeatedly as it\'ll damage it.
Initially you probably won\'t see much improvement but over time the remaining ink spills and soiling will fade out as it gets cleaned out through use.
Good luck.

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Hp 6515 won't print black

The printhead on the 6515 is not designed to be serviced/replaced by the customer. If Sean, from HP, actually took a look at this HP printer, he'd see that. The problem is likely the cartidge itself, or the inkfeed to the printhead.
Make sure:
1. The contacts on the cartridge are clean. (a little scraping helps)
2. You can draw ink from the bottom of the cartridge (touch the outlet with a paper towel
3. Lastly, and what HP won't say; is that the ink system plugs up easily if you leave a cartridge out of the printer, or you run the printer with a depleted cartridge. That said, the situation can sometimes be remedied. There is a little mesh screen (filter) below the cartridge (visible when you take the cartridge out). If the ink drys in that mesh, there is no ink flow. Dab it gently with a Q tip moistened in hot water. It may take several tries. I had to use a little (very little) alcohol to get the screen unplugged. (This can be problematic if you use too much alcohol, so attempt this as a last resort).
Do a 'clean' operation in between attempts. It worked for me.

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Printhead won't go left of center

Check the 2 silver rails that the carriage rides on, they need to have a little bit of oil on them. I f they are dry to the touch, they need to be lubricated with a little bit of a light weight oil. This could also be caused by bad keyboard. Do all the keys seem to work? Try turning machine off and move carriage by hand to the left then turn on and see what happens.

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Try to check for any obstructions inside the printer. Something could be blocking the paper path and the printhead from moving.

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Every half inch the printer is printing black lines???

If the printhead is printing but is not moving across the page then a single block of print will be produced across the whole page. When this happens the problems include the printhead positioning motor, the timing belt, the home position sensor, the control board or the power supply.
With the power off manually move the printhead to the center of the printer. Turn the printer on to see if the printhead seeks the home position at the far end of the printer. If the printhead moves to the end of the printer and doesn't shut off or doesnt return to the center of the printer then the home positioning is malfunctioning and should be replaced. If the printhead moves on startup but doesn't on printing then the control board should be replaced. If the printhead doesnt move any time check to see if the printer is in maintenance mode. In this mode the printer keeps the printhead assembly in the home position. I f no mode problems are present the positioning motor should be replaced.

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Dear Sir, My name is Muhammad Farrukh from Saudi Arabi (El-ajou Group ) I have one Zebra Printer Model : Z4MPlus Error message is coming : HEAD OPEN although it is close. if it need to replace any...

it is possible that the sensor is far from the printhead, just move the small crone plate with the small sensor, down or up, moving close or far from the printhead. if didn't fix, move the red bits from the top of the printhead to the left or rigth side, making more pressure . if didn't work, move all the printhead mecanism dont or ul, (3 srews on the left and one srew unther the printhead, next to the sensor.

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How to install a new printhead in 5500

First you need to turn On the printer and open the printer access door where you can see the Ink. Now wait for the Printhead to stop into the middle then remove the ink cartridges both ink and black., Now to rmove the Old printhead you need to press a Tab which is hidden on the printhead., heres the step to remove the printhead which for me the hardest part

-Point your index finger on the white sticker that attached on the printhead or the bullseye sticker(If theres no white sticker on the print head just put your index finger on the middle of the printhead)

-Now your index finger is on the middle of the white sticker right? Move your index finger upward unti you feel a latch that you can press., Just press and full then your printhead wil be removed

-Now Your ready to insert your new printhead
-To insert new printhead just put the printhead on the carriage of the printer and gently press the white sticker of your new printhead make sure that you will hear a clicking sounds then put your cartridges back

-Theres some instances that the printhead will not stay on the middle., it keeps on staying on the right or on the leftside for you to solve that heres the step

-Turn on the printer open printer access door and wait for the printhead move into the center and if the printhead its on the center immediately unplug the power cable so the printhead will not move.


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Canon ip4300 service error b200 green and orange light keep flashing ink toner won`t move

Try this:

Pull the power cord out of the back of the printer.

Then move the printhead to the center and pull out the ink and the printhead. Clean the printhead and examine the bottom for burned areas.

With the printhead still out, close the cover and plug the power in and turn the power on. If your printer isn't damaged, it should go through all diagnostics and give you a solic green light. This means you probably need a new printhead.

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