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I will be going on an extended vacation ,approx 5 weeks, and would like to know what to do to my HP DeskjetD2460 Printer so the nozzles will not clog up when I am gone. Thank you for your help. Bill

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Remove the ink cartridges from the printer, place it on a ziplock bag, store them in a dry area.. put the printer in its box...

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Pls reset your printer.

1.Switch the Printer ON by pressing the Power Button (Make Sure Paper is not Loaded)

2.Once switched on, hold down the Power Button (DO NOT RELEASE)

3. Now press the Cancel Button and let go of it

4. Now Release the Power Button

5. Wait...

6.The INK LED will light up,

7. After a while it will attempt to print a sheet but because there is no paper the resume button will blink
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Before you splurge on new cartridges, try getting them going. (This assumes there is some ink left in them.) Take the cartridges out of the printer, wet a layer of paper towels about 1/8 inch thick, and whack the nozzles against the wet surface a few times. Check every few whacks to see if you're getting any ink flow. Repeat until you see some ink on the towels and on the nozzles, or until you decide it's futile. Often this dislodges the clogged ink and opens the nozzles, and buys some extra printing time. But you're probably going to want new ones soon anyway.

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pls let me know if the problem still exist.

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Source: Inkjet Forum

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