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Adjust the head carriage rod towards the roller. it will work

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Epson Photo Stylus 1280 print heads do not work


The problem is the print head, The ink cartrige for this printer is just a little bottle of ink. What really causes problem in it IS THE CLOGGED HEAD. If you have skill to reach thepen of the head (part that touchs the paper) use a quill tip or rag soak on water and clean it. Or go to EPSON SITE AND ORDER A HEAD CLEANNER FLUID TO POUR INSIDE THE HEAD AND CLEAN IT.

Oct 23, 2012 | Epson Stylus Photo 1280 InkJet Printer

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My printer goes through the motion of printing but the paper comes out blank. I've an hp deskjet d2360 and there is ink in it


Possibility cartridge print head dry.

Solution 1:
Do a clean process
cartridge automatically. Press START - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - HP Deskjet d2360 right click and select Printing Preferences - Select the Color tab - select Printer Services - select Clean cartridge, wait for the cleaning process is completed - Perform Test print. If the print test results, has good graphics, press Finish. If the graph is not clear or drop out, repeat the cleaning process once again.

Solution 2:
1. Open the cover printer, cartridges will move to the middle position.
2. Remove the cartridge (be careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand), then stick the tip cartridge (print head) to clean water
3. Then, attach the print head to a tissue paper. If there is a tissue paper used in ink (black cartridges, black block lines, and color cartridges, three color red yellow blue lines), means the flow of ink to the print head is normal. If the
tissue paper no trace of ink, attach back into the water, repeat the above process.
4. After process is complete no.3, clean the cartridges with a tissue paper (careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand, because it will damage the cartridge). After cartridge clear of the water, insert the cartridges into printer.

Sep 24, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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Cannot remove the paper jam


To clear the message Paper Jam from the display, follow the steps listed below:

NOTE: images shown below are from a representative product and may differ from your Brother machine.


STEP A. Check for and remove any jammed paper or foreign objects in the machine

  1. Unplug the Brother machine from the power outlet.


    Caution Before you unplug the machine from the power source, you can transfer your faxes that are stored in the memory to your PC or another fax machine so you will not lose any important messages. Refer to the Related FAQs in the end of the page for information. (only for applicable models)

  2. Lift the scanner cover using the plastic tabs or finger holds, located on the left and right side of the machine until it locks securely into the open position.


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    Caution DO NOT touch the encoder strip. The encoder strip is a clear plastic strip in front of the white vinyl band (outlined in red as shown in the picture below). If the encoder gets markings or debris on its surface, it may cause other problems.

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  3. Verify the location of the print head. The print head is a black square object, located behind the encoder strip. The print head moves from left to right.




  4. Move the print head to the middle using your fingers.


    Caution DO NOT touch the encoder strip (marked in red shown below).
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  5. Check for and remove any ripped paper or a foreign object in the left corners or underneath the print head.


    Hint The ripped paper may be very small. Using a flashlight will help you to find the ripped paper.

  6. Turn the machine around and open the Jam Clear Cover (1). Look inside the machine and remove any jammed paper.

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  7. Close the Jam Clear Cover. Make sure the cover is closed properly.


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  8. After removing all of the paper scraps, Close the scanner cover by lifting the scanner cover to release the lock. Gently push the green scanner cover support down and then close the cover.

  9. Remove the paper tray (1) from the machine.

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  10. Place one of your hands under the LCD unit and into the opening of where the paper tray was.

  11. Using your hand, lift the front of the machine approximately 6 inches off the surface.

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  12. Look inside the tray areas roof of the machine and a row of black rollers will be aligned across. See picture below.

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  13. Look in-between each of the black exit rollers for a piece of stuck scrap paper. (A flash light may need to be used if you are having trouble locating the paper scrap).

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  14. Using a pair of tweezers, the paper scrap can be easily removed from the exit rollers.

  15. Place the machine gently down onto the surface.

    • If no paper scraps were found inside the machine, please check the paper in the tray. If the paper is slightly curled, the print head will catch the edge of the paper and tear it. To resolve the issue, the paper in the tray must be replaced and continue to STEP 16.

    • If paper scraps were found and removed from the machine, continue to STEP 16.


  16. Put the paper tray back into the machine.

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  17. Plug the power cord back into the power outlet.

    • If the LCD displays the date and time, go to STEP D.

    • If LCD displays the message "Paper Jam" go to STEP B.


- If the print head is on the right side:

  1. Plug the power cord back into the power outlet and wait for the machine to stop making noises.


  2. Press the Stop/Exit key for approximately 5 seconds until the print head moves to the middle.


  3. Unplug the machine from the power outlet.


    Caution Make sure to unplug the machine. The print head may move and injure your hand. Before you unplug the machine, you can transfer your faxes that are stored in the memory to your PC or another fax machine so you will not lose any important messages. Refer to the Related FAQs in the end of the page for information. (only for applicable models)

  4. Examine the right side of the machine where the print head had been positioned and underneath the print head and remove any pieces of ripped paper or foreign objects.


    Tweezers may be used with caution to remove paper scraps or the foreign objects.


    Hint The ripped paper may be very small. Using a flashlight will help you to find the ripped paper.

  5. After confirm the paper scraps or the foreign objects in the right corners or underneath the print head, go to STEP 6.

Mar 10, 2011 | Brother MFC255CW All-in-One InkJet Printer

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Power went off when I tried to print


Would be helpful to know which operating system you are using and whether there where any warning light flashing. For starters review the following solutions.
Printer Does Not Start or Stops During Print Jobs

Inner Cover was open when you started printing.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer. The printer resumes printing.

Inner Cover was opened while printing is in progress.

Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button on the printer.

A page of print data being sent at the time of the error will be erased, so print that page again.

The printer has been printing continuously over a long period.

If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head may overheat. To protect the Print Head, the printer may stop printing at a line break for a period of time and then resume printing.

In this case, interrupt your print session at a convenient time and turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

Additionally, if the printer has been printing graphics or photos with intense colors continuously over a period of time, the printer may stop printing to protect the Print Head. In this case, printing will not resume automatically. Turn the printer off for at least 15 minutes.

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The Print Head and the surrounding area can become extremely hot inside the printer. Never touch the Print Head or nearby components.

Out of paper.

Make sure that paper is loaded in the selected paper source.

Reload paper if no paper is found in the selected paper source (Auto Sheet Feeder or the Cassette).

If the same paper is loaded in the other paper source, you can switch the paper source with the Paper Feed Switch or the printer driver to continue printing.

If both paper sources have run out of paper, confirm the selected paper source and load paper there.

Printing documents with plenty of photographs or illustrations.

When the POWER lamp is flashing green, the printer or the computer is processing data. Printing large data such as photos or graphics takes time for the printer and the computer to process, during which the printer may appear to have stopped operating.

In addition, when printing data that uses a large amount of ink continuously on plain paper, the printer may pause temporarily. In either case, wait until the process is complete.

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If you are printing a document with a large printing area or printing multiple copies of a document, printing may pause to allow the ink to dry.

Dec 08, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP4300 InkJet Photo Printer

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The printer is not printing all letters clearly. I want to clean the printing heads to see if this will help.


To clean the print head from the control panel
1.
Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Touch Setup on the display.
3. Touch Tools.
4. Touch Clean Print Head.
The HP Photosmart cleans the print head and prints a page that you can recycle or
discard.

To clean the print head from the HP Photosmart Software
1.
Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then 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 Services tab, and then click
Service this device.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
3. Click the Device Services tab.
4. Click Clean the Print Head.
5. Follow the prompts until you are satisfied with the quality of the output, and then click
Done.
If print quality still seems poor after you clean the print head, try aligning the printer.
If print quality problems persist after cleaning and aligning, contact HP support.

Mar 18, 2010 | HP Photosmart D7460 Printer

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WHY IS MY HP PRINTER SMEARING INK


the print heads are touching the paper and should not be. their is a height adjustment by the ink cartridges adjust it and see what happens. this should be of some help.

Mar 09, 2010 | HP Printers & Copiers

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3e black cartridge not printing. Canon i860


Did you try another cartridge?

What can happen sometimes is that the print head can get blocked.
You can clean that by removing the print head from the printer. Do not touch the foil on the head or the print nozzles.

Boil some water, pour 1/4 of an inch (6mm) of water into a saucer, place the print nozzles in the water for a minute or so.

Take the print head out of the water and touch it on a paper towel to get the water off.

Reassemble the printer and see what happens...

Feb 20, 2010 | Canon Printers & Copiers

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The error light on the Epson TM-T88IV keeps flashing whats wrong with it?


The following is from the Epson Users Manual:
Troubleshooting
No lights on the control panel
Check the power supply cable connections and the power outlet.
ERROR LED on (not flashing) with no printing
If PAPER OUT is on, the roll paper is not installed or is near the end.
If PAPER OUT is off, the printer cover is not closed properly.
ERROR LED flashing with no printing (and no paper jam)
Printing stops if the head overheats and resumes automatically when it cools.
If overheating is not the cause, turn the printer off, and after 10 seconds, back on.
Removing Jammed Paper
CAUTION:
Do not touch the thermal head because it can be very hot after printing.
1. Turn the printer off and press the cover open button.
2. Remove jammed paper, reinstall the roll, and close the cover.
3. If paper is caught in the cutter and you cannot open the printer cover, open
the cutter cover as shown in illustration J.
4. Turn the knob until you see a triangle in the opening. This returns the cutter
blade to the normal position. There is a label near the cutter to assist you. See
illustration K.
5. Close the cutter cover.
6. Open the printer cover and remove the jammed paper.
Cleaning the Thermal Head
CAUTION:
After printing, the thermal head can be very hot. Be careful not to touch it and
to let it cool before you clean it. Do not damage the thermal head by touching
it with your fingers or any hard object.
Turn off the printer, open the printer cover, and clean the thermal elements of the
thermal head with a cotton swab moistened with an alcohol solvent (ethanol, or
IPA).
Epson recommends cleaning the thermal head periodically (generally every
3 months) to maintain receipt print quality.

It sounds like your print head is overheating. Clean as instructed above.

Oct 23, 2009 | Epson TM T88 Thermal Printer

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Started printing light / dark blue bands instead of same shade. Tried cleaning but no different. Thanks.


Do a proper head clean.

Remove the cartridges and put them aside.

Remove Print head taking care not to touch the metal parts.

Boil some water, pour one quarter inch of boiling water into saucer.

Place the part of the print head where the ink comes out in the water.

Give it a few seconds, you will see the ink coming out into the water.

Sit the print head on some paper towel with the part where the ink comes out on the towel and let the excess water be absorbed by towel..

Replace print head in printer, taking care not to touch the metal parts.

Place cartridges back in print head.

Do some test runs to check the condition of the head, you may have to do a head clean or two.....

If that doesn't work try a new blue cartridge.

Usually works on my machine.

Jul 08, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP3000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Paper jam


This is bad news for these printers. Paper jams tend to ruin the print head. To get the paper out, first remove the print head and ink, if possible. Then go in back of the printer and at the bottom there's a piece that can be pulled out. That piece is hard to get in so take very careful not of how it looks as you pull it out so you can put it in the same way. The piece is sunk into the printer a bit and you got to pull by both ends of it. From there you should be able to pull the paper out. When done, put that piece back in and put the print head and ink back into the printer. The reason for removing it is to minimize any further damage it might get from pulling on the paper under it. Also be sure to put the print head on a paper towel and do not put the circuit board/contacts of it touching anything.

Mar 28, 2009 | Kodak ESP 3 Multifunction Printer/ Copier/...

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