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Printer head for 5300

Can I buy a replacement printer head? My printer is not out of warranty but I do not want to waste the time trying to fix it if I can buy another one.
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Unfortunately the printheads are not for sale. The only way to get one is to contact Kodak AiO Tech Support at 1800 421 6699.

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Not printing the entire page. Approximately one quarter of the page not printing, across ways.


I would listen to the response to Geraldine Watts by Handyman
back in 2007. Not printing sounds like dirty heads that can be
lightly wiped by just a water damped qtip. This helped me at one
time. Black vertical lines are fixed by pulling plugs for a couple of
minutes (resets machine). It could also be a bad cartridge but I
doubt it. I would never waste money on buying parts because
the new printers to purchase are cheap enough.

My 6500 broke when I pulled out several pieces of paper and then got an ink failure error. No fix for this. I then bought the 7520.
photosmart and I am glad my 6500 broke.

I bought direct this time from HP at $149 (hp matched a best buy sale) as well as buying their warranty for $34 that covers next day replacement and any phone questions I might have for 3 years.

I love hp photosmarts only because they are the 'king' on photo
quality but I hate the reps charging if you are out of warranty.

If HP offered help to those out of warranty they would then have no
competition in the printer world. I buy my inks from local stores like staples. Good luck with your machine.


Apr 04, 2014 | HP Officejet 6500 AllInOne InkJet Printer

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I've changed my colour ink cartridge three times now and it still wont print red.


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow the red color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

If you leave the printer off for extended periods of time, the ink in the heads will clog and you will have to throw the printer away. Someone I know with a Canon (though this can happen with any inkjet) had to have the heads replaced twice within the first few months before the Canon tech told her to stop turning it off. Since then it has worked perfectly for over a year.

How to clear blocked print heads:
-leave the printer on for a day
-run several head cleanings and print the nozzle check pattern
-if that doesn't fix it, remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist
-if that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.

Dec 17, 2010 | HP DeskJet 3650 InkJet Printer

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I replaced my black ink cartridge and the printer will not print. I tried shaking the new cartridge. I purchased an Office Depot cartridge #TO529


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice versa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

If you leave the printer off for extended periods of time, the ink in the heads will clog and you will have to throw the printer away. Someone I know with a Canon (though this can happen with any ink-jet) had to have the heads replaced twice within the first few months before the Canon tech told her to stop turning it off. Since then it has worked perfectly for over a year.

How to clear blocked print heads:
-leave the printer on for a day
-run several head cleanings and print the nozzle check pattern
-if that doesn't fix it, remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist

If after that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.

Dec 12, 2010 | Dell Inkjet 720 Printer

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Color stopped printing, changed cartridges, still will not print color. Now my black ink cartridge is acting up by starting off not completely printing text. What do I do now, buy a new printer?


Ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or viceversa. If you printed with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

Leaving your printer on takes very little power. Every so often the printer sends a signal to cycle the ink in the heads so it doesn't clog. If you turn your printer off, the next time you turn it on it will do a cleaning which wastes a lot of ink. The excess ink is soaked up by the waste pad beneath the printer. When the waste pad is full, the printer stops working. Unless you want to spend more than the cost of the printer or waste a lot of time on a messy cleanup you will end up throwing the printer out. So shutting it off actually shortens its life.

If you leave the printer off for extended periods of time, the ink in the heads will clog and you will have to throw the printer away. Someone I know with a Canon (though this can happen with any inkjet) had to have the heads replaced twice within the first few months before the Canon tech told her to stop turning it off. Since then it has worked perfectly for over a year.

How to clear blocked print heads:
-leave the printer on for a day
-run several head cleanings and print the nozzle check pattern
-if that doesn't fix it, remove the cartridge(s) from the blocked head and drop alcohol where the ink enters the printer.
-reinsert the cartridges
-run one head cleaning
-wait about an hour then run some head cleanings.
-dip the print heads in Isopropyl Alcohol overnight, which you can buy from chemist
-if that still doesn't work, your heads may be clogged to the point where they need repair or replacement, which will probably cost more than a new printer.

Dec 06, 2010 | Lexmark JetPrinter X1185 All-In-One InkJet

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My HP Officejet pro K550 is only printing the first few lines of my document, then it just stops, does not even return the paper???


This is normal for this model of HP printer when the ink has 'expired'.
Normally it will print one line from the print head, then check to see if the ink is okay before pumping more ink into the printhead. If it has expired then it pauses in the middle of printing to give the user an opportunity to replace the ink cartridge with a new one, highlight which cartridge needs replacing by lighting and indicator over the 'bad' cartridge.

There are three solutions for this:
  1. Buy a new HP Ink cartridge;
    expensive and innefficient, but it will ensure the highest level of quality and continued warranty for your HP printer. And is the least likely to cause problems.

  2. Buy a third-party "refillable" ink cartridge, or MOD chip;
    Less expensive, but still wastes what remaining ink you have in that ink cartridge. Voids the warranty for your HP printer and can lead to a print head clog.

  3. Set your system clock and print like it's 1999;
    Silly printer driver reads the system time to determine if it has expired; will cause the printer log to be inaccurate, and cause problems with software updates, security certificates and other time-sensitive applications. May requirie shutting down both PC and printer simultaneously to be effective.

  4. Crack/Patch or replace the printer driver to remove expiry;
    3rd party replacement drivers are unable to match the resolution of HP's original drivers because they don't know HP's secret PCL codes. Cracking/Patching HP drivers may be illegal depending on where you live and what security clearance you have. It may also possibly sometimes break features like document control and printer logging.

  5. Buy another printer
    Expensive and wasteful.
I'd reccommend option 3 if not for the fact that there is no publically availble patch anywhere on the internet. However... you can make any choice you please.

Aug 02, 2010 | HP OfficeJet Pro k550 Printer

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Dell 720 printer won't print with color cartridge. I put a new color and B&W cartridge in and doesn't print. If I take the color one out, the B&W prints fine


I have the exact same printer and had to replace the print head. This dell 720 is a discontnued model and may or maynot be worth the $35 fix. the issue is the print head gets clogged up prematurely in these 720 series dell paperwights.

the best course of action:

1. purchase priont head
2. or buy a new printer

You can try print head cleaning kit but you may be wasting you time and money on the ket because it does not work 100 percent of the time.

thanks for your question, i would thank you for your ratings and feedback in advance!


Btw, I’m available to help over the phone in case u need at https://www.6ya.com/expert/edwy_1a56970cf1ea4620

Apr 26, 2010 | Dell Inkjet 720 Printer

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I have a canon MP 130 printer that is not printing. I have put in new ink cartridges, replaced Print Head, and reset the waste ink absorber counter. None of this worked. The printer does not print at all....


That printer has no parts or repair, during warranty Canon would only replace the entire printer. After the warranty runs out, you just buy a new printer. It sounds like the purge or cleaning unit is not working, but no parts are available to fix this model.

Feb 18, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Hello out there.... Trying to use Recycled photo ink cartridges from Enviroinks.com in my Dell Photo 926 printer. Printer not recognizing new cartridge at all. Any suggestions??? Or has Dell succeeded in...


Do noit waste your time.

Most companies delibertly reject 3rd party ink or refilled cartridges.

Some companies consider this to be product tampering and will even void warranties because of these inks,

No, its not just to keep the market price hiogh, Its because these companies have no way to protect the intergity of their products. More often then not this "Cheap" ink, will cause leakae, poor print quaklity and damage to the print heads.

The next logical step is to try to gfet the printer fixed or replaced under its warranty.

Ink is chemicall developed to work with each printer. There is no way, for example, that I can say your ink will work in my product without extensive testing. Now if you want to pay me to do the testing...

Don

Jan 20, 2010 | Dell Inkjet 720 Printer

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I have canon s 300 printer sr no FAYS 12715 some how it does not take paper and green and subsequent yellow light blinking


here are some error code list for you for your s300 printer.

Got this from slayo.com

hope this list will help you find answers to your questions. Goodluck!

ERROR CODE LIST
Error codes are displayed on the monitor of the host computer connected to the printer. For error
code display, keep the status monitor open.
Error Code
Error Corrective Action
1000 Paper out error Load paper, and press RESUME button.
1200 Front cover open error Close front cover.
1300 Paper jam error Remove jammed paper, and press RESUME button.
1401 Head ID error Replace print head, as it has failed.
1403 Head temperature sensor rank error Replace printer, as it has failed.
1405 Head EEPROM error Replace print head or printer, as one of the two has failed.
1700 Waste ink near-full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
5100 Carriage error Replace printer, as it has failed
5200 Head temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed
5400 Printer temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed
5B00 Waste ink full error Replace printer, as it has failed
5C00 Purging operation error Replace printer, as it has failed
5800 EEPROM/NVRAM error Replace printer, as it has failed
6810 EEPROM print head information error Replace printer, as it has failed
Operator Call Error
Orange lamp
Error Corrective Action
2 times Paper out error Load paper, and press RESUME button.
3 times Paper jam error Remove jammed paper, and press RESUME button.
6 times Print head not-installed error Install print head.
7 times Print head error Replace print head, as it has failed.
8 times Waste ink near-full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
Service Call Error
Toggle blinking
Error Corrective Action
2 times Carriage error Replace printer, as it has failed.
4 times Purge error Replace printer, as it has failed.
6 times Internal temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed.
7 times Waste ink full error Replace printer, as it has failed.
8 times Print head abnormal temperature rise error Replace printer, as it has failed.
9 times EEPROM error Replace printer, as it has failed.
10 times EEPROM print head information error Replace print head or printer, as one of the two has failed.

Sep 11, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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