[SATLUG] Printer repair
cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Mon Apr 14 14:26:52 CDT 2008
John Choate wrote:
> On Monday 14 April 2008 11:44:41 Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> I'm looking for a recommendation for getting a printer repaired.
>> It is an HP Business Inkjet 2250. It is a few years old and was relatively
>> expensive. I have new ink cartridges in and have tried the print head
>> cleaning, but I can only get black and a couple of streaks of blue and on
>> the printer test page. The is no magenta or yellow at all. I figure
>> something is blocking the lines that deliver the color because I don't
>> print that much color.
>> Does anyone have good results with a printer repair facility in town?
>> -- Bruce
> Sometimes the best way to fix them is to run the clean utility over and over
> and over until they print properly. I seriously mean run the clean twenty,
> thirty, forty times if necessary... keep using the same paper over and over
> for the test prints so you don't waste paper. They will usually eventually
> unclog and start printing in all colors.
> Since these are new cartridges and you are having this trouble, the print head
> must not be built into the cartridge (I'm not familiar with the model), else
> the print head would be clean and new with each new cartridge. So the
> agonizing task of running the clean utility many, many times might be worth
> saving the cost of having a shop do it.
> If forty cleanings do not clear the print head, then a repair shop is the only
> other option.
As far as I can remember, changing the print heads in that model is a
relatively straightforward matter. It's been a few years since I had to
dig into one. No need for a tech to actually look at the thing. I have
calls in to a couple of our vendors to see if we can get them in, and at
what prices. I would recommend against running the cleaning procedure
over and over. That will waste a lot of ink which will just end up
filling the waste ink pad much quicker than necessary. You can also
order the print heads directly from HP, ($33.99 each).
C4810A - Black
C4811A - Cyan
C4812A - Magenta
C4813A - Yellow
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