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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: hp photosmart d7160
hp photosmart d7160
how can i print 4x6 photo paper ? it says load paper in the main tray its only printing with large plain paper , even if its set to photo tray , and if i put the 4x6 in the main tray it says wrong paper zize ...
Posted on Dec 13, 2007
SOURCE: HP PSC 1510
Usually in the instruction book or under "help" when you open your Printer under Control panel /Printer Properties there is a section that deal in flashing lights on the printer.
This will help in finding out what area the real problem is in...sounds like a paper jam or feed problem.
Posted on Feb 05, 2008
not a solution, my paper feeds past the point where printer would normally begin. Then flashing light changes from green to red and print operation stops. Printer cartridge appears to be stuck in far right area of cartridge track.
Replaced drivers as above and still have the same problem.
Mine started after I had replaced the color cartridge. Mailed the old one to HP already so can't put in old cartridge.
If I unplug printer from computer, I get same results. Does the driver software install in the printer?
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
SOURCE: HP C3150 Cartridge stuck
Posted on Nov 11, 2008
There are a number of possible causes but none are realistically fixable as your printer is more than ten years old now and has far exceeded it's design life. If you're lucky then it's just a broken microswitch.
If you want to try and see if the fault is a simple one then you'll need to remove the casing and watch the machine as it tries to operate. What follows is based on the very closely related Deskjet 880c, but yours comes apart almost identically.
You'll need a torx driver with small sized torx bits (sorry, I don't recall the exact size) and a small flat-bladed screwdriver. You'll also need paper towels and an anti-static wristband. You may also need a continuity tester to check any suspect microswitches but it's often obvious if they're broken simply be the feel of the operating button when pressed.
Disconnect the machine from the power supply and open the lid. You'll see two torx screws which you need to remove. Turn the machine over and you'll see that at each endthere are plastic tongues which have clipped into the metal chassis. Use your flat-bladed screwdriver to carefully push these inwards and at the same time ease the end cases of the machine away from the main body of the machine. keep a careful eye out for any obstructions and be aware that the right hand end case (as viewed from the front) will have wired connections which you must be careful not to strain. If there are any loose/broken parts then put them to one side.
As the right cover comes off, be prepared for many years of inky goo. If it gets on your hands they'll be stained for a few days, so use the paper towelling. This goo is the residue left from every time the printer has been through a cleaning cycle and when it discharges ink whilst priming new cartridges before first use. If the goo is everywhere, then give up and bin the machine. It won't be worth the mess and effort to clean up all of the delicate working parts which probably won't work afterwards anyway.
If you had any loose parts then now is the time to see where they came from: detective skills are useful! If the broken part held a moving component then assess whether it can be glued or replaced by a bit of lateral thinking.
Now reconnect the power supply (it's a low voltage from a transformer, so is safe) and check the printer operation. Parts which may be causing the problem are normally things like microswitches, dislodged springs, broken spring locating tabs, dislodged/broken drivebands or failed motors.
Personally though, unless you like finding out how stuff works then just bin the printer. I've had dozens of free printers and multifunction devices from Yahoo FreeCycle over the last year and many work perfectly or have a really easy to fix fault (such as Epsons which need the service indicator resetting and maybe ink pads replaced). I take them, repair them and re-offer them on FreeCycle or sell them if i've any money tied up in repairing them. Older HP's are generally extremely reliable (my Deskjet 880c has had thirteen years of fairly heavy use and going strong) but when they fail it's normally for a really good and non fixable problem.
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
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