Unit has been working flawlessly until yesterday. Paper tray is full, =cartridges are new. No paper Light comes on when I try to print. Have uninstalled and re-installed drivers to no avail.
Is it worth fixing? CAN it be fixed (by me)? or should I trash it and look for another wide carriage unit?
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Re: HP 9800 DeskJet
These printers usually determine whether paper is loaded by using a simple sensor with a small plastic arm. The paper lifts the arm (or pushes it down, depending on the design) when it is put into the printer. Take the paper out and look for that plastic arm - if it's broken, or the spring that holds it in place has come loose, that's the culprit.
If that's not the problem, then it's probably going to be something you can't fix yourself. In that case, replacement is usually cheaper than repair for most inkjet based printers.
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I have an HP 9800 Deskjet that I print heavier self stick vinyl paper. The print comes out wavy. Lines aren't strait and images get blurred. Seems like the rollers might be worn causing it not to pull paper in right and centered.
I think the print heads are built into the ink cartridge on this model. Try calibrating the printer, if this does not work you can replace the cartridge presenting the issue, or take it out and leave wet paper towel over the printheads, sometimes this unclogs them
Please remove the ink cartridges, unplug the power cord. You may also remove the paper from the paper tray. Now, try inserting the cartridge as well.. after about 20 seconds, plug in the power..
put in the paper, and ensure that you have inserted the paper properly. Then insert the ink cartridge. This should resolve the problem.
But if the light is still blinking , try by replacing the ink cartridge.
Unplug the printer, open the lid, make sure there is nothing jammed in the feeder. Then take the paper out of the feed tray, straighten it out again, and then re insert it into the paper tray and power up. I have the same printer and this has happened to me several times before. If that doesn't work, chat with HP tech support for this series printer @ http://h50203.www5.hp.com/hpisweb/customer/HPInstantsupport.aspx?&cc=us&lang=en
When the orange light is flashing, either paper jam or ink problem is happening.Try unloaging & reloading the stack of paper in the main tray. Remove & reinsert ink cartridges in the printer. You may also clean the contacts of the cartridge and inside the product.