Question about HP Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Recently i bought a HP printer F4185 feb/mar this year but then i was not using it frequently. unfortunately the ink dried up and i was asked to change the printer head. the problem is , why the ink dried up so fast when i was not using it for two weeks.? when i asked the printer seller they told me that i have to print out at least 1 pc a day to keep the printer going. I am totally not happy with the product. why should i need to print it daily for no reason? please engage me with a reasonable answer or else this will be my last purchase of your product. thank you

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Genius:

    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,056 Answers

Inkjets have always had varied results for service life. Yes, they are very sensitive to not being used. They will dry up from exposure to air. This is just an inherent problem, that is not specific to HP. It can happen with any inkjet printer.

But with the cost of laser printers, you can purchase a personal laser printer, for slightly more then a really good inkjet.
Lasers do not suffer drying out from exposure to air.

You can buy a personal laser for around $100. The quality is a lot better then inkjets, and the print on the page will not suffer age deterioration (fading) as bad as an inkjet.
If you need to do color, here is another area where lasers have dropped in price. You can get a really nice color laser for around $250.

Yes, the toners are more expensive, but cost per page to print is actually lower. And you will find that laser toners do last a lot longer.

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Repair lexmark printer x1270


Unfortunately if you don't use a ink jet on a regular basis the ink dries up in the print head and in most cases will not work again even if you soak the head in alcohol overnight. I have found that Lexmarks are the biggest printers with this problem. Note: a replacement head will likely cost more than a new printer so this time get a HP printer mainly because when you change the ink cartridge you are also changing the print jets, the ink is a bit more money but in your usage of printers it may be your best bet.

Nov 12, 2013 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Check ink level on hp deckjet F4185


Go through computer/printer properties.

Oct 01, 2013 | HP Toner for Deskjet F4185

1 Answer

HP Officejet 6500A - frequent print head clogs


INK PROBLEM
Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

Dec 13, 2012 | HP Officejet 6500A Plus

1 Answer

Check ink cartridge on right


Yes - if they are not used they will dry up and be unusable.
Unfortunate but you need to replace them.
For future ref - IF they will not be used in 4 - 6 months
pop them out and put scotch tape on the head where ink comes out
and that should keep them good for several months..
I have done that and close to a year later - was fine.
Hope this helps :)

Sep 30, 2012 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

My printer has not been used in a few years and it is not printing now.....do you think the ink is dried out? If I only purchase the black ink....will it work?


ink drys out quickly and yes years means its dry.
no you can't just buy a black and make it work. lexmark requires working color and black if the printer prints for both. kinda an unfortunate thing. honestly i suggest getting a kodak printer. tons better than a lexmark and the print is the cost of your 2 ink carts. also the ink for kodak is ~30$ usd total for both black and color not just one of them.

Jun 29, 2011 | Lexmark X2470 All-In-One InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Printing problems


If you don't use the printer often it is possible that the ink gets dried inside the cartridge, hence you get the print out with low quality or blurred. We suggest you to use original HP cartridges and keep using the cartridges frequently.
Thank you for using Fixya.

Dec 12, 2009 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

WHERE IS THE INK DEPARTMENT IN HP DESKJET F4185 PRINTER SALLY


where the paper tray is at the front, look into the printer and you will see another door that pulls forward, the ink cartridges are just inside.

Feb 20, 2009 | HP All-in-One Printer

1 Answer

Hp f4185 printer


Here is the complete problem/troubleshooting tree for your printer from HP itself!

Please follow the site and let me know if you need further assistance and also rate this solution!

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/solveCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3235312

Regards,
Ronald.

Sep 14, 2008 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Deskjet f4185 reset ink level...


for colored is only 3ml and the black is 8ml

Aug 03, 2008 | HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

57 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

Seeker5211
Seeker5211

Level 3 Expert

1089 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2017 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...