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Ink leaks and pools in right back paper tray and leaks onto desk

Black and Blue ink leaks into right back paper tray ruining paper. It leaks down to desk and spreads down side of paper tray. This started happening about 6 months ago when the printer turned two years and happens about every two weeks. We have to take a cleaner and cotton balls and wipe off all the pooled ink from the inside of the printer and off the desktop. What causes this and can it be prevented? My brother in law who is an IT guy says this happens to HP all the time and he cleans the ink up often.

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It sounds like your collection assembly is full. this is not something you can do anything about. it must be replaced and it will be costly. you are probly better off to replace it

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SOURCE: HP 3310 all-in-one printer spilling black ink inside unit

Hi ok gave it a go I found this I know your error not in here but it may work for It worth a try nothing to lose and it may work. I know your error code is not in this but it some times it clean the error with this type of error number you can gave it a go try not harm it Error code: 0xc18a0201, 0xc18a0206, 0xc18a0306, 0xc18a030a, 0xd0620130, 0x887dd03a, 0xd05d010d, 0xf0af8004, 0xc19ac3ff, 0xc18a050...

Reset the product:
1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
5. Wait 60 seconds.
6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button ( ).
7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
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SOURCE: hp photosmart p1000 ink jet there

visit the following site for the manual

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SOURCE: Black ink leaked on inside of printer.

try to replace the defective cartridge by a new one and see printing test result

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