How do I do a ink clean on HP 815c

  pj123 15:46 09 Sep 2006

I have just hooked up an HP 815c printer after about 3 months of none use.

It prints black OK but the colours are not good.

Is there a head cleaning facility on this printer?


PS. Working on Win XP but the printer is on the Parallel port not USB.

  961 15:56 09 Sep 2006

If the print head is in the ink cartridge as with most hp printers, remove the cartridge and GENTLY clean the copper coloured heads of the side and base of the cartridge with a moistened tissue until you see the three colours on the tissue

  pj123 16:02 09 Sep 2006

Thanks, 961. Will give that try. Will keep the thread open so that I can report back when done.

  Diemmess 16:08 09 Sep 2006

I suggest standing the cartridge on a pad of wet tissue in an old saucer, so that the print head is downwards.

No need to wet the side elecrical contacts and be prepared for leaving it like that for an hour or two.
No harm in looking every now and then but it doesneed patience

  DieSse 17:52 09 Sep 2006

Yes you can do a cartridge clean in most HP printers - it's in the software. For my 940C look in the main saystem Menus, under Hewlett Packard, for the HP Toolbox - yours hopefully is similar.

  wjrt 20:00 09 Sep 2006

control panel
printers and faxes
should give option to align or clean

  woodchip 20:41 09 Sep 2006

Start\Settings\Printers right click your Printer\Properties all the tabs there

  pj123 11:04 10 Sep 2006

Thanks Guys, all done now. Soaking on a tissue as Diemmess suggested.


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