Broken the bottom print cartridge holder - blueish gray
The piece that holds the ink cartridge to the carriage allowing it to move and be secured broke when I was changing the ink cartridge this time. Any ideas on a part replacement or alternate way to secure the cartridge for printing? This piece is removeable it just broke. THANKS!
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Here are some steps that can help you resolve the problem.
Close the cartridge access door securely, if cartridge access door is open even slightly, the print cartridge light will blink. 1. Open the cartridge access door, once carriage moves to the center of the printer. 2. Check inside the printer and make sure that there are no obstructions that are preventing the cartridge access door from closing , if there's any obstruction remove it. 3. Close the cartridge access door completely. Do the Print Self Test Press and hold the Cancel button, and then press the Start Copy Color button Release both buttons at the same time If the issue persists, Make sure that the cartridges are installed 1. Open the cartridge access door, once carriage moves to the center of the printer. 2. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent 3. Check the cartridge slots in the carriage to make sure that the cartridges are installed. 4. Try to reinstall it again. 5. Lightly press down on a cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot. 6. Check the nozzles on the cartridges to see if the protective tape is still attached Note: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles 7. Hold the cartridge by its sides 8. Slide the cartridge into its designated slot at a slightly upward angle. 9. Press the cartridge inward until it snaps into place 10.Close the cartridge access door Do the Print Self Test Press and hold the Cancel button, and then press the Start Copy Color button Release both buttons at the same time If still the problem persist contact HP for the service. I hope this will be able to help you. Thank you for choosing Fixya
press the index sheet button and the scan button at the same time, you then get setup menu. use" >" to select "change ink cartidge". the ink cartidge will move to the opening position. lift the grey plastic clip at the back, and it will open towards you. then they just pull out
Several conditions may cause the error message Machine Error 30 to be displayed on the LCD. This error may be the result of one of the following:
The print head carriage is failing to return to its home position to the far right of the unit.
Both of the springs located on each side of the carriage is out of place.
The cartridge covers may not be locked securely in place.
Please follow the instructions listed below to correct this problem:
Press the INK button on the Control Panel.
Using the dial pad, press 2 (Replace Ink). The display will prompt you PLS OPEN COVER.
Pull the Scanner Cover release lever located under the Control Panel and lift the Scanner cover. The carriage should move to the left in order to replace the ink. If the carriage does not move to the left, your machine will require service.
After the carriage moves to the left, press down each cartridge cover and remove all ink cartridges from the machine. There are 2 springs located on each side of the carriage that hold the print head against the carriage assembly. They are thin silver springs approximately 64mm or 2 1/2 inches, set at an angle.
If the spring is out of place, press the spring back into place. You can use the spring on the opposite side of the carriage as a guide as to the correct position.
If the spring is not out of place, reinstall each ink cartridge.
After installing the ink cartridges, close the covers and verify they are securely locked into place. Your machine then prepares for a head cleaning and goes online. The LCD screen prompts you to verify if a new ink cartridge was inserted for each color you removed. For example, DID YOU CHANGE BLCK 1. YES 2. NO.
Press 2 (No).
If you decided to place a new ink cartridge in for any of the colors when uninstalling and reinstalling the cartridges in the above process, press 1 (Yes). The machine will automatically go through a cleaning cycle.
The unit should then return to date and time. If Machine Error 30 continues to appear on the display, your unit will require service.
I have had similar problem with my HP C6180. Over several months I have replaced Lt. Magenta at least 6 times. Finally I got a "Cannot Print" message after the 6th full cartridge. I tried removing/replacing cartridges, doing a hard reset, and clearing the hardware failure status (press # and *, enter code 1,2,3, scroll to 'System Configuration' press OK then scroll to 'Hardware Confifuration) - all to no avail.
I decided to remove the BIOS battery. Only do this if you're ready trash your C6180 and able to buy a new printer immediately! Remove 2 the black screws holding the left side panel in place and remove it to reveal the circuit board. Remove 5 silver screws securing the circuit board, and carefully tilt it up. On the back side, center front, is a silver 3 Volt Lithium battery; remove it. Cover the printer and let stand overnight. I did this, and when I put the battery back in and powered up the printer, error messages were gone, and it printed normally. I was lucky, but if you're prepared to take a total loss on your C6180, this might just work. My theory is that the hardware "forgot" it' error message.
Assuming that that you have no errors preventing the cartridge change, press the "setup" button, use the arrow buttons to select "maintenance" and press the "OK" button. The carriage will now move to the replacement position. If you have an error condition and you need to access the ink carriage then swith on the printer and when the carriage begins to move across to the left simply pull out the power cable. The carriage can now be carefully pushed into position. Ensure that the carriage is pushed back to the right before turing power back on.
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With the power on and the lid up, click on the red stop (left panel). You will notice the cartridges move to the left and then they come back and stop halfway. Afterwards you should be able to slide the cartridges manually with your hand to the larger area on the right where you could do the cartridge change. Once you've moved it to that area just the lift the cover where the arrow is.
What kind of cartridges did you replace with? Like with original ones or the other replacement you get in market. Because with use to duplicates you get this problems many times. If you are using original cartridges then try replacing all the cartridges at once. And even if this does not work then may be you need to take the printer to the vendor to get it repaired.