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Hpz2100 not printing light grey or light cyan I have tried changing printheads and cartridges but when I remove and rub on a cloth the 2 missing colours do not show up from the printhead?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Patrick Michaels

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SOURCE: HP Business Inkjet 3000

you may wish to clean the nozzles, and do a clean and calibrate

Posted on May 07, 2008


Weldon Dube'

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SOURCE: I have a hp 7580

Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

Radu Ghioltan

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SOURCE: Trouble with Designjet 110plus

Hi Paula, first of all, take out the Continuous Ink System. Second, make sure that the new printhead are good and work propretl, try to get them in another HP 110, if their work good and at your HP not working good whitout your Continuous Ink System replace the carriage assesmbly, but before that verify tge tubes of ink. Good look

Posted on Aug 18, 2009


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SOURCE: Officejet Pro L7590 printhead message (printheads only 2m. old)!

Pull out the printhead from the computer and check the date under "warranty ends" If the warranty period did not lapse, call HP technical support and tell them about the problem. They will replace the printhead for free. I have gone through 3 black/yellow printheads and I received the replacement printheads via FedEx within 1-2 days. They will send you a pre-paid envelope to return via U.S. Postal Service via US Postal Service.

If the Warranty date on the printhead expired, then you may have to come out of pocket to replace the printhead since HP will argue that they are not obligated to replace the printhead since the manufacturer warranty lapsed.

If this is the case, check to see when you purchased the printer. If the purchase was within a year, the retailer (i.e. Best Buy) is on the hook since there is a 1 year implied warranty on products such as printers, regardless of whether the expiration date on the HP printhead expired.

Hope this helps

Posted on Sep 17, 2009


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SOURCE: The screen says : Printhead missing, not installed

Printhead is faulty > Needs to be replaced

call kodak aio support and get a free printhead replaced

Posted on Mar 01, 2010

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Make sure to use genuine Canon ink cartidges.

1) Unplug the power to the printer. Remove the USB printer cable.
2) Lift open the top cover by depressing the round button on the right side of the printer; exposing the printer ink cartridges.
3)Lift the grey lever on top of the cartridges. This dis-engages the printhead electrical connections. Remove all the 4 ink cartridges from the printhead. From the cradle hold the printhead from the top and lift the printhead by tilting it toward you. Make sure not to touch the electrical contacts in the back printhead.
4) Take a small plastic bowl and fill it with 1/4 inch or less with Rubbing Alcohol(70% Isopropyl Alcohol). Dip the bottom of the printhead in the alcohol. Soak printhead in the alcohol and shake it lightly so the dried ink clogging the printhead can come loose. Us paper towels to soak excess alcohol from the bottom of the printhead. Make sure not to damage the printheads.
5) Pour some alcohol from the top of the each inlet of the ink cartridge seat and again soak up any excess alcohol with paper towel. Let the print head dry up little.
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# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
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# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

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