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HP OfficeJet 9110 Printhead Problem

I believe my printheads are clogged. What's the best way to unclog them? Running the "clean printheads" option has no impact. I've heard mention of somehow using rubbing alcohol and of soaking the printheads somehow. What's the best solution? Keep in mind that the person who had this printer before me never cleaned it or performed any other type of maintenance on it. HELP!!

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  • Anonymous Oct 19, 2008

    I have not used this printer for some time and just had to replace all of the ink. When i try to print everything seems to be operating fine but nothing is printing on my pages???


  • cmkagen Nov 20, 2008

    I have the same issues!

  • cmkagen Nov 20, 2008

    I tried to print and a word document, but nothing prints. I have now used this printer for some time. Please help....I am quite frustrated.

  • Anonymous Jan 15, 2009

    Exactly the same for me too.

  • sexymona Feb 06, 2009

    I believe my printheads are clogged. What's the best way to unclog them? Running the "clean printheads" option has no impact. I've heard mention of somehow using rubbing alcohol and of soaking the printheads somehow. What's the best solution?

  • Anonymous Feb 16, 2009

    My message says REPLACE YELLOW PRINTHEAD. I soaked it alcohol and still nothing. Is there a printhead cleaning program to run on the HP OfficeJet 9110??

  • fxmn14 Apr 07, 2009

    There is ink in the cartridges, a cleaning run several times won't help, no ink is applied to the paper. Otherwise, machine is running normal, except no print. Will a new print head fix this problem?

    fxmn14@yahoo.com


  • rosworthm Apr 25, 2009

    I have the same problem. I didn't use my printer for quite some time and when I went to use it there was a message stating that the ink was expired. I replaced the ink cartridges and ever since that I have not been able to get any color prints. How do I clean the head?

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This is the official way of cleaning HP print heads. I just totally dissasembled my HP 80 print head, and found that on the inside of the print head there was a giant glob of ink that was between the inside of the print head and a metal mesh filter material. You need to remove this glob, can only be done by opening the cartridge. Good luck, tell me what happened.

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    Michael Schaffter Mar 28, 2010

    The problem is that the printhead is usually sitting in the upright position so all the heavy ink falls to the bottom, just on top of the print head, on the inside. This glob is too big to go through the small print head nozzels. And because ink is heavier than water, all the inks moisture goes to the top of the printhead. If you don't want to dissasemble than turn the print head upside down and put a moist sponge on the print head surface so that all the heavy gunk falls to the top of the print head cartridge.

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