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Cleaning process changed cartridges what is the cleaning process

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The printer[any printer] usually goes through a cleaning/ charging process to get ink into all the right places after a cartridge change- You manual should tell you more for your particular printer A Look at the Lexmark support site for your particualr model will have many suggestions[Very good it is too - I ve just been checking it out for a Z12 - very ancient printer that- Also - take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com Many solutions there for all printing problems

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My printer goes through the motion of printing but the paper comes out blank. I've an hp deskjet d2360 and there is ink in it

Possibility cartridge print head dry.

Solution 1:
Do a clean process
cartridge automatically. Press START - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - HP Deskjet d2360 right click and select Printing Preferences - Select the Color tab - select Printer Services - select Clean cartridge, wait for the cleaning process is completed - Perform Test print. If the print test results, has good graphics, press Finish. If the graph is not clear or drop out, repeat the cleaning process once again.

Solution 2:
1. Open the cover printer, cartridges will move to the middle position.
2. Remove the cartridge (be careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand), then stick the tip cartridge (print head) to clean water
3. Then, attach the print head to a tissue paper. If there is a tissue paper used in ink (black cartridges, black block lines, and color cartridges, three color red yellow blue lines), means the flow of ink to the print head is normal. If the
tissue paper no trace of ink, attach back into the water, repeat the above process.
4. After process is complete no.3, clean the cartridges with a tissue paper (careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand, because it will damage the cartridge). After cartridge clear of the water, insert the cartridges into printer.


clean your nozzles cartridges.

STEP 1: Printer Cartridge Removal
You must remove the printer ink cartridges from the printer. You should then set down the cartridge on a plain and stable surface. The cartridge must be placed with the nozzle facing up.
STEP 2: The Distilled Water Cleaning
Take a Q-tip. Moisten it with distilled water. All excess water from the Q-tip should be removed or wrung out.
STEP 3: Sweep across the surface of the nozzle tip with the Q-tip. This will help you wipe the surface.
STEP 4: Sustain the Process
You must keep continuing the process of cleaning till your Q-tip does not show any residue.
STEP 5: Check if it Works
For this, you need to put back the cartridge in the printer. The printer alignment function needs to be used for the alignment of the printer cartridge.
STEP 6: The Clean 'Head' Option
After you cleaning nozzles physically, you can give the cleaning process another go by selecting the cleaning option from the printer settings. Once cleaned, you can check whether the nozzle is print-worthy or not, by giving a print command.
If the cleaning process has not been successful repeat the whole process again.

Just put new cyan cartridge in and now it won't print blues. Was fine before this cartridge change.

Please try with the cleaning printing injectors routine. Sometime it is necessary to repeat the cleaning process two or three times.
Hope it helps.

Hp 2605dn Black cartridge is printing 1/8" LEFT of other colors.

That problem is frequently on HP 2600 series.
You must try to change all remanufactured toner cartridges with HP OEM with no exception, the best alignment it is when you change the black cartridge and the printer make a cleaning page process. Cartridge HP OEM should be almoust empty. It Is not necesarry to be a new one. After the alignment process, you can put the remanufacturated cartridges back on.
This was work for me. 100%

Even with brand new ink, my canon iP4500 won't work

A few basic causes.

1. The cartridges you bought iwere not proper HP ones and many "clone" cartridges are known to have problems with the ink level chips

Take them back and get them replaced with a different brand

2. They are original cartridges but may still be faulty (rare but possible)

Take them back and get them replaced

3. Your print head is clogged or faulty

Run your printerthrough the head cleaning process a few times and see if it clears up.

4 your cartridges are out of alignment

run the cartridge alignment process

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Light copies

Hi katie44l:
Depending on the eviroment the printer is in depends on weather you have dust on the laser lenses. If you are in a dusty eviroment then the laser mirrors may have excessive dust on them preventing the laser beam from giving you the print quality that you need. The only way to fix this problem is to open the laser scanner motor assembly and clean the mirrors. That will require an HP certified technician to service the printer.

Image formation system
Laser printing requires the interaction of several different
technologies including electronics, optics, and electrophotographics
to provide a printed page. Each process functions independently and
must be coordinated with the other printer processes. Image
formation consists of seven processes:
Print cartridge
As the focal point of the image formation system, the print cartridge
contains toner and houses the cleaning, conditioning, and developing
stages of the process. The print cartridge contains the photosensitive
drum, primary charging roller, developing station, toner cavity, and
cleaning station. By including these components (which wear,
degrade, or are consumed) in the replaceable print cartridge, the
need for many service calls is eliminated. The special photosensitive
properties of the drum form an image on the drum surface and then
transfer the image to media.
CAUTION The print cartridge does not include a light-blocking shutter. Do not
expose the drum to light, which can permanently damage the drum.
Protect the print cartridge whenever you remove it.

Hope this helps.

Changing ink cartridge

Here is how to get the ink cartridges to move to the changing position on the R320.

1. Press the paper jam/ink button on the printer control panel.
2. A menu comes up. 1st item is ink cartridge replacement. Press
OK button.
3. Another menu with ink cartridge replacement. Press OK button.
4. Thats it, ink cartridges move to the changing position. Change your cartridge as you normally would and follow prompts on screen to finish process.

Hope this helps.

Epson stylus photo RX500

Turn the printer off overnight and try the head cleaning process again. Leaving it unpowered for an extended period softens the ink and makes the cleaning more effective. It may require several cleaning cycles.


The cartridge needs cleaning. There are several things you can try. Using a wet paper towel, you can wipe the gold portion of the cartridge to try and draw out ink, or you can dunk the entire cartridge in warm water for a couple minutes or so (I have done this with success). The process is more clearly explained here:


Printer color problem

The ink cartridge cleaning process can be performed even with the alignment message showing in the display. Follow the steps below to perform an ink cartridge cleaning process from the front panel:
  1. On the front panel, press Menu or Setup (depending on the model).
  2. Press the Right Arrow (>) until Maintenance or Tools appears, and then press the Enter or OK .
  3. Clean ink Cartridges should appear in the display. Press Enter or OK to begin the cartridge cleaning process. A page will be printed during the cleaning process with all of the colors on it. If any of the colors or the black are missing, faded, or streaked on the alignment page, there is a ink cartridge problem.
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