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asked Feb 2, 2004 at 12:10pm
Hp HP DeskJet 670C

HP Deskjet 670C

Ok, I can't seem to get this bad boy to print.

When I turn it on it does its normal functions and fakes working. The green LED stays solid and the amber one is off. As soon as I try to print anything it will feed through a piece of blank paper and the amber LED will start flashing. After that it won't even feed anything until I reboot it.

I'm running Windows XP Pro and when I open the error window it shows that it only sends about 15\% of the project to the printer (which makes me think computer problem). I've tried all the other cables in my house. It has brand spanking fresh cartridges (yes, the right ones)

I can't print from the command prompt and it just feeds a blank sheet through for a self-test. When I open the lid the cartridges move out to greet me but stay there until I power it down (which makes me think mechanical problem)

What to do?
HP Deskjet 600, 600c, 610c, 630c, 632c, 640c, 642c, 648c, 660c, 670c, 680c, and 690c series printers

Running a self-test:

Turn the printer on.
Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
Release the RESUME button.

Running a clean-test
Turn the printer on.
Press and hold the POWER button.
Press the RESUME button seven times.
Release the POWER button.

Running a diagnostic-test

Regular

Turn the printer on.
Press and hold the POWER button.
Press the RESUME button five times.
Release the POWER button.

Extended

Turn the printer on.
Press and hold the POWER button.
Press the RESUME button twelve times.
Release the POWER button.
by Stephen on Aug 15, 2005 at 7:31am Add comment
Hi Stephen - Wow! Those really are intuitive commands!! None of them works for me alas. I've now hitched the printer up to me XP machine and attempted to print a test page. Got a bit further - the paper feeds in as far round the roller as (I'd guess) the point where printing should begin, but then it stalls, the orange light flashes and it goes no further. If I switch it off at that point, it spits out the blank sheet of paper!
I've cleaned the contacts - in fact followed all the cleaning instructions given above. Is the next step new cartridges completely?
Thanks so much for responding :) - Anonymous
We have HP Deskjet 640C. It prints the sample paper print accurately (which is printed when pressing the orange light for a long time) and also the interface test is accurate.

But the probelm is when we are printing a document (other than sample tests) most of the times we will get the error "There was an error writing to LPT1: The printer is out of paper :Add more paper:" and the orange light starts blinking.Then print was stopped either in the middle of printing a paper or without starting( after taking the paper) . We have tried a number of times with good quality papers and catridges.

We found all the settings regarding printer are correct and driver is 640c.Reloading the driver is also giving the same problem.

pls reply the solution for my problem.
by sona on Sep 8, 2005 at 3:31am Add comment
Hi, We're having the same problem exactly on a 648c. When printing a Test Page from the Print Properties dialog box we can print out the test page fine. But when we print from Word we get an "out of paper" errror and of course there is paper in the printer.

Anybody have any ideas. The Microsoft Office and HP websites return no articles on support searches for this problem.

Paul Green - Anonymous
hai - Anonymous
Disconnnect the printer from the computer. Clean the cartridge and carriage electrical contacts with a cotton swab moistened with water. If the cartridges will still not dock when the cover is closed, test them in another printer. Defective new cartridges are not unknown. If the cartridges dock as they should after the cleaning, press the resume button for few seconds and the printer should print an internal test page.

From my experience, the odds are small that you have defective interface on the printer. If the printer is still uncooperative, assuming that it will print an internal test page, test it on a non XP system.
by Bert on Feb 2, 2004 at 1:26pm Add comment
Bert, your cleaning the elictrical and carriage contacts really worked...thanks...now i don't have a paper jam but still cartridge is not printing..may be has run out dry or i may have to apply oil/alcohol.
thanks again - Anonymous
when i click to print nothing happens connections are all good only wont print
by unknown on Feb 12, 2004 at 6:42pm Add comment
Snne4 attempt a "self test" on your printer ...do so when printer is NOT attached to your computer.

Repost results in a NEW thread...link at bottom of each forum page.
by Rudy on Feb 12, 2004 at 9:46pm Add comment
I moved back home from Asia about 4 years ago and have just got the 670C out of storage. not wanting to work. I have lost the manual - please can anyone advise how to do a self test on the printer.

Also when I turn it on, if i press the form feed button nothinghappens - and it just flashes continuously. Seems like a fairly terminal problem with the paper detection/feed system. Also cannot send print jobs to the printer from the computer.

If there are any common little problems with paper feed that can be easily fixed I would appreciate some advice.

thanks,

Laurence. - Anonymous
I want driver of HP Deskjet 670C for XP. Please send to me at [email protected] a lot.
by noon on Mar 3, 2004 at 7:47pm Add comment
I want driver of HP Deskjet 670C for XP. Please send to me - Anonymous
Driver should be on the XP OS.

Do some detective work yourself:

www.driverguide.com (free, registration req'd)

Visit the HP support site

View and post on the HP supported "inkjet" forums

by unknown on Mar 3, 2004 at 8:51pm Add comment
Can someone tell me how to clean my HP deskjet 670C. Every time I print I get black streaks across the paper. Thanks
by Chris on Mar 9, 2004 at 1:21pm Add comment
Chris: Check out the information on the following HP link, on how to clean your printer, to prevent black ink streaks: " http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=bpa00489 ". I hope it helps...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 9, 2004 at 2:00pm Add comment
Chris: Check out the information on the following HP link, on how to clean your printer, to prevent black ink streaks: " http://h20015.www2.hp.com/en/document.jhtml?lc=en&docName=bpa00489 ". I hope it helps...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 9, 2004 at 2:00pm Add comment
Please help me. My printer goes through the motion of printing but nothing comes out on the paper. I have new ink cartridges. HELP PLEASE.
Thank you.
Karen
by unknown on Mar 9, 2004 at 3:24pm Add comment
Karen: Be sure that you remembered to actually remove the blue sealing tape off the bottom of the ink cartridges. That tape covers the Printhead Assembly and prevents the ink from leaking out and drying out, while its in the box. Its even possible that you may have gotten bad cartridges or expired cartridges right out of the box. Check the ink cartridge expiration dates on the boxes, or on the cartridge itself. The only way to really eliminate a possible bad cartridge [even if it happens to be a new cartridge], is to actually replace it, or test it in another printer that uses the same cartridge and was working ok with its own cartridges installed. Unfortunatly, that is usually not practical, unless you know someone that has the same printer or uses the same cartridge in their printer. Its more common that you might have dirty electrical contacts causing problems with the ink cartridge/cartridges. First simply try cleaning the electrical contacts carefully and gently, with Distilled Water on Q-Tips or on a lint free rag. Its more likely that the electrical contacts on the ink cartridge, or inside the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly, may simply be dirty. With your printer turned on as normal, simply open the Top Cover and the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly will move over to around the center position. With the print cartridge holder assembly in the approximate center position, simply unplug the power cord from the back or side of the printer. That holder assy will now easily slide back and forth by hand and you can easily remove the cartridges for cleaning. Using damp Q-tips [not wet or dripping], gently and carefully wipe off the copper colored electrical plates on the cartridges and the electrical contacts inside the holder assy. Its best to use "Distilled Water", because it has less chemicals and minerals in it, than tap water and regular tap water can actually cause additional problems. Use new dry Q-Tips to dry off all the electrical contacts after cleaning...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 9, 2004 at 3:35pm Add comment
Karen: Be sure that you remembered to actually remove the blue sealing tape off the bottom of the ink cartridges. That tape covers the Printhead Assembly and prevents the ink from leaking out and drying out, while its in the box. Its even possible that you may have gotten bad cartridges or expired cartridges right out of the box. Check the ink cartridge expiration dates on the boxes, or on the cartridge itself. The only way to really eliminate a possible bad cartridge [even if it happens to be a new cartridge], is to actually replace it, or test it in another printer that uses the same cartridge and was working ok with its own cartridges installed. Unfortunatly, that is usually not practical, unless you know someone that has the same printer or uses the same cartridge in their printer. Its more common that you might have dirty electrical contacts causing problems with the ink cartridge/cartridges. First simply try cleaning the electrical contacts carefully and gently, with Distilled Water on Q-Tips or on a lint free rag. Its more likely that the electrical contacts on the ink cartridge, or inside the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly, may simply be dirty. With your printer turned on as normal, simply open the Top Cover and the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly will move over to around the center position. With the print cartridge holder assembly in the approximate center position, simply unplug the power cord from the back or side of the printer. That holder assy will now easily slide back and forth by hand and you can easily remove the cartridges for cleaning. Using damp Q-tips [not wet or dripping], gently and carefully wipe off the copper colored electrical plates on the cartridges and the electrical contacts inside the holder assy. Its best to use "Distilled Water", because it has less chemicals and minerals in it, than tap water and regular tap water can actually cause additional problems. Use new dry Q-Tips to dry off all the electrical contacts after cleaning...Good Luck! Denny Conway
by Denny Conway on Mar 9, 2004 at 3:36pm Add comment
Hey i got me a new printer HP3650 but can it be refilld.and if how i hope that someone will answer THANKS
by unknown on Mar 10, 2004 at 1:38pm Add comment
Hey i got me a new printer HP3650 but can it be refilld.and if how i hope that someone will answer THANKS
by unknown on Mar 10, 2004 at 1:39pm Add comment
yes i use inktec refill kit and never had any probs its easy and clean to use the only down side is the ink always displays empty but i can live with this - Anonymous
abi bu internet adresini bi dene
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com - Anonymous
actually when i am adding a printer hp670c from a windows xp machine which is in network it gives error as my machine is containing windows nt,and there is no problem when and windows 2000 or windows xp machine connects to that hp670c so what would be the problem
by unknown on Apr 29, 2004 at 10:18pm Add comment
I have a 695C and a 670C and I cant get either to work running XP - and both do exactly the same (which isnt much) Have tried all the suggestions above, tried downloading updated drivers, installing XP drivers,cables, new cartridge...
catridges wont dock after closing lid, printers wont print internal test, both 'load' paper when printing but stop and will only feed paper when shut down (which is the only option available)Do I have two boat anchors or am I missing something simple, as both perform in exactly the same way. Plz help, frustrated!
by greg on Jun 8, 2004 at 3:55am Add comment
Better than 90\% of DJ 600 series printers can be repaired by doing one of the following.

Verify that you have good cartridges and the correct cartridges. Don't assume that your cartridges will work just because you refilled them.

Clean the carriage and cartridge contacts, i.e. the electrical connections as opposed to the print nozzles. Use a cotton swab and alcohol.

Clean the carriage rod with alcohol and lubricate it with a few drops of Tri-Flow available in a 2 oz. bottle at cycle shops.

Clean the paper feed rollers with a moist cloth to make sure the printer can pick up paper. Use rubber rejuvenator as a long term solution.
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kkx3.html
by Bert on Jun 8, 2004 at 2:54pm Add comment
Hi Bert, thanks for your prompt reply. I have performed the cleaning you suggested, and tried a replacement cartridge. Alas, no improvement. When I send a job to the printer, it seems to crash as soon as the paper is taken up, stops, and the orange light flashes. I'm unable to do anything at this point, other than pressing the power button, the paper then feeds through, not looking as if it has jammed anywhere. Usually, I get the message ' this document failed to print' - troubleshooter doesnt want to load from the help menu either. I have tried the windows XP drivers and the driver from AKSoft. The printer won't perform an internal test and I cannot perform cleaning or alignment tasks. In all these cases the orange light flashes and it doesnt even start to load paper. When the cartridge is replaced, it wont reset when the lid closes either. I'm completely out of ideas, other than suspecting a comms problem because both the 695C and the 670C perform in exactly the same way. Co-incidence ??? I've not yet tried either printer on a system other than XP, but as XP comes with the required drivers, I cant imagine these printers would be uncompatible with the operating system.
by greg on Jun 8, 2004 at 10:27pm Add comment
The printers will not work unless both cartridges are good. If a cartridge is not recognized (bad or not making contact) or missing, the carriage will not park in the service station when the cover is closed. There is a time out period after which the carriage will park if the cover is open, even if there is a missing or bad cartridge.

Assuming the printer goes through the motions consistent with good cartridges, disconnect the printer(s) from the computer and turn on the power. Press the resume button (a few seconds) until you hear the mechanism 'wakeup'. A working printer will print an internal shelf test page.
by Bert on Jun 8, 2004 at 11:19pm Add comment
Cannot print even test page printing driver corrupted. Need to download printing installation disk please help. Tried several times to download printerguidetoolkit but never able to finish as it gets stuck after after 10 minutes so have to start all over again.
by Zenaida on Jun 14, 2004 at 12:03pm Add comment
Download the driver here.
h10025.www1.hp.com
by Bert on Jun 14, 2004 at 12:51pm Add comment
this is for bert

thanks for that link to the hp help page... it was invaluable.

youre a truly good guy and i can say that without knowing a single thing about you.

props.
by Snoop on Jun 26, 2004 at 5:05am Add comment
Same thing happened to me printer can print a test page (Disconnected from Computer) but when I tried to print from any application does nothing!

And yes, I downloaded all updated files, changed my cables, and cartridges NOTHING!

What else do I have to check? I even tried calling HP Tech support, and theyre no help either. Does anyone have a real solution to this problem? Or is it better if I just throw the printer out the garbage?
by unknown on Jul 4, 2004 at 5:28am Add comment
WHY WONT HP PRINTERS PRINT FROM XP????????? I have an HP PSC2410 All in One and it WILL NOT PRINT from any MS program. uninstalled, reinstalled, did all work arounds, spent 2 hours on phone with HP tech support -- did level 1, 2,3, 4 uninstall / reinstall. Went out bought new HP6840 SAME PROBLEM AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH!!!! Does anyone have a solution... and it is not that a cable is unplugged. - Anonymous
Go to the Windows Device Manager and check Ports for the presence of LPT1. If LPT1 is not there, Check the BIOS. LPT1 may not be enabled. If all of this is a dead end, try the printer on another computer before trashing it.
by Bert on Jul 5, 2004 at 12:54am Add comment
You may also want to see if the encoder bar is clean. I have had a few problems with that bar causing problems. But as Bert said before, Ink tanks play a big part in seeing if its your printer or the tanks are low. I have been able to fix every HP Deskjet series printer so far, so most likely the problem lies in the computer or the cartridges.
by unknown on Jul 5, 2004 at 10:23am Add comment
i need a hp deskjet 3650 series printer driver plz told where i would get it ?
by unknown on Jul 26, 2004 at 12:58am Add comment
I have a weird problem for sometime now in Windows XP on the HP Deskjet 670C & 695 CCi. These printers are attached to two separate machines.

Whenever I try to print from any program say like MS Word or Adobe Acrobat 6.0 or for that matter IE6 webpages, the first line on the source does not appear on the printed copy.

I'm using XP Professional on both PC's. These machines are configured for dual boot with Win98 as the secondary OS. Incidentally the printers work fine under Win98 everything prints perfectly.
(Hardware is OK - seems to be more of a driver issue according to me)

It's just that XP has an issue printing pages properly. I'm using the standard drivers for HP 670C and 695 CCi which came along with Windows XP Pro.

It would be a real shame to switch over to Win98 everytime I needed to print a long document (that's what I'm doing currently)

Any possibility of alternate drivers that I can use with XP (I use the HP drivers under Win98 - the ones that came with the printer with no qualms).

It would be nice if someone found a way to fix this.

Cheers,
xytise
by unknown on Aug 22, 2004 at 2:13am Add comment
try printing directly to printer (bypass spooler)
START/SETTINGS/PRINTERS/ right-click HP670C click PROPERTIES
choose ADVACED tab - Anonymous
The only drivers available are the generic ones included with XP. I don't believe HP has any intent to offer upgrades. They would like the DJ 600 series to go away so they can sell you a new printer. The only suggestion I can make, which you may have already tried, is to delete the driver and let XP do a reinstall.
by Bert on Aug 22, 2004 at 9:32pm Add comment
Hi. I just put a new printer cartridge in (it's the correct one) yet the printer doesn't recognize this. I did not have cartridge for this machine for about a month and a half. Would that make a difference? The amber light continues to flash. If I unplug the cable and power source, the the amber light will stop flashing. However, as soon as I try to print something, the amber light begins flashing again and I nothing will print. Please help!
Amanda
by unknown on Aug 24, 2004 at 8:09am Add comment
Clean the carriage and cartridge electrical contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol. If that fails, it is possible that you have a defective cartridge even if it is new.

If the printer is making a grinding noise, clean the carriage rod with alcohol and lubricate it with a few drops of Tri-Flow available in 2 oz. squeeze bottles at cycle shops.
by Bert on Aug 24, 2004 at 1:03pm Add comment
J'ai un problème de pilote HP deskjet 670C pour win 2000. je demande une aide.
Merci
by unknown on Aug 27, 2004 at 7:36am Add comment
The self test in initiated by pressing and holding (a few seconds) the resume button until you hear the mechanism 'wakeup.' Since the printer has been idle so long, I would do the following:

1. Clean the carriage and cartridge contacts, i.e. the electrical connections as opposed to the print nozzles. Use a cotton swab and alcohol.

2. Replace the ink cartridges. The odds that they are still working after four years is zero.

3. Clean the carriage rod with alcohol and lubricate it with a few drops of Tri-Flow, available in small squeeze bottles at cycle shops. If you cannot get Tri-Flow, use a very low viscosity oil.

4. Clean the paper feed rollers with a damp cloth to make sure the printer can pick up paper. Use rubber rejuvenator as a long-term solution.
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kkx3.html

5. Clean the encoder strip on both sides with a mild diluted cleaner.

6. If you have horizontal streaks in the printout go to this web page. http://h10025.www1.hp.com
by Bert on May 16, 2005 at 8:50am Add comment
My 670C and 695C with Windows 98 and Office 2000 use to print envelopes starting from left (return address) to right. This made it possible to start the return address near the edge of the envelope. Since I have Office 2003 and XP Pro and use their drivers, it seems they print rotated: starting with the right side of the envelope (address) which restricts the edge space for the return address.
Q. Is there any way to rotate this process again as it worked with Windows 98 and Office 2000?
Thanks in advance
by unknown on Jul 9, 2005 at 1:15am Add comment
check the ink catridges in the printer.if anything is bad it will function like this only.

with rgds,

ramjimh
by ramjimh on Jul 9, 2005 at 5:16am Add comment
Wim Henke
In my version of Word in the Tools menu, the Envelopes and Labels options allows printing in any orientation that want.
by Bert on Jul 9, 2005 at 9:19am Add comment
Hi,
Thanks for the useful info already posted above. Question is, should the black ink cartridge click into place and then *stay* in place if the lid is lifted subsequently and the cartridge carrier moves to the centre, as the colour one does? I don't have a manual alas. I've just replaced the black cartridge in one I've been given but when the carriage moves to the centre, the cartridge drops forward away from the rear contacts. Is that just default behaviour when the top is open?
The printer also shows no sign of printing a test page - is there a trick to force it to do so when it's not connected to the computer?
Many thanks in advance for advice.
by unknown on Aug 15, 2005 at 2:19am Add comment
Further to my previous post, I've managed to get the cartridge to click into place. Didn't realise you had to hold it from underneath too!
But still no luck with the test page, so advice still welcome.
by unknown on Aug 15, 2005 at 6:45am Add comment
we have HP Deskjet 670C, it's problem is, after on the printer paper loader roller not move so paper not load.

printer on successfullfully
pl,rlpy
by unknown on Sep 5, 2005 at 11:22pm Add comment
Remove the cables and then fix.Load the driver again. See that the printer door is closed while printing.
by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2005 at 7:08am Add comment
Hello, I managed to open my DJ670C in order to clean it. The printer had stopped printing because of a leak. When I looked into the Print Cartridge Holder Assembly, I noticed that there is a piece which has a rubber cover around a hole and moves down to let the ink cartridge accomodate and lock. That little piece is missing in the color cartridge holder. That´s not normal, is it? Perhaps that missing part is responsible for the leak, but it was printing ok till then. Any ideas/comment?
Thanks,
Daniel
by eltano on Sep 8, 2005 at 8:08pm Add comment
I have a deskjet 670C + windows XP and sometimes the PC itself crashes when printing - I have installed the driver correctly (which is included in XP). This problem never happened in Win98.
Any idea what could be the problem? I have a fresh install of XP pro.
by petunia on Sep 19, 2005 at 12:08am Add comment
It seems like everybody has some solution to the problem. The only problem with you systems is Win XP. The DJ600 series does not work with Win XP. I know this from experience.

- Anonymous
Hi every time i try to print somthing the paper goes halfway threw and the stops and then the amber light starts to flash

Please Help
by unknown on Sep 27, 2005 at 12:13pm Add comment
Hello Friends,

this is jalaram here i had a problem with my printer , model no is HP 610C. When i give a printout the paper goes and in the half it stops and the orange light is blinking. so i already change the colour catridge also the same problem is ther so what is the solution plz send me immidiately i am waiting for u r mail.
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Bye. - Anonymous
THANK YOU!!! for the 'bypass spooler' advice. Worked instantly!!!!! I have been on the phone and on line with HP tech support four or five times for an hour each time and they NEVER tried that. My printer now works fine!!! WAHOOO!!!
by Anonymous on Sep 28, 2005 at 5:37am Add comment
*****Problems with 670c printing ! :)
i had 695c before now i have 670c and same problems are here.(damn HP!)

Solution ! :
*Open lid (with old catridges) replace only black with new one.
*REstart PC,turn of 670c,restart again PC,turn on 670c
*Try to print


It worked for me :)

by unknown on Oct 5, 2005 at 1:51pm Add comment
I have found the solution to many defective HP cartridges. Even ones that won't print when they are brand new. The 51641A are around 47 or 48 grams when full, or probably are near new and are not empty. If they are around 45 oz, they need refilling. Use a 3/8" rubber tube to suck a little ink out of the print head end to prime them.
If they are color then make sure all 3 colors appear. Don't get any in your mouth, use a long enough tube, cart held below you, sucking up. This worked great for me, finally after many cartridges and different types of cleaning proceedures.
by Jesse on Oct 11, 2005 at 10:02am Add comment
Yeah but i have a problem my,color catridge is leaking,and somehow the color is behind the carrier contacts,you can aslo check out for that,and clean it up.
by unknown on Oct 11, 2005 at 10:46am Add comment
These carts are a pain. The HP 820cse has very rudimentary software for diagnosis also. Anyway I clean the printhead in the sink with hot water before priming them. If the cartridges wont dock there is a chip problem or its partially empty. Sometimes you have to turn the computer or printer off and then back on before it thinks straight. I wonder if anyone will ever make a responsible reliable printer. I could make one out of a typewriter with enough time.
by unknown on Oct 11, 2005 at 2:21pm Add comment
hey hey everyone,
I was just wondering why my printer HP Deskjet 640C doesn't want to work with windows 2000 is their a way that i could find a cd that i could find some how that can plug my HP Deskjet 640C on windows 2000

hopefully get back to me soon !!!

thx very much dearly eveline
by unknown on Oct 22, 2005 at 9:00am Add comment

If I try to print it , it prints in ASCII codes.

i connected it to other comp and the same problem is there.
by unknown on Nov 4, 2005 at 4:34am Add comment
I have a HP Deskjet 970Cxi. When I put some of the cartridges I buy, they do not print, yet with a utility that comes with the new printer drivers I can see the ink level estimation is 100\% or maybe 90\%. Now cartridge shops have a disclaimer that they do not take back such, especially because on the box it's written "IRELAND NOV 2006" perhaps to mean they are usable well beofore this date!

I suspect the ink has dried up. How can I reuse these cartridges? Can I wet them or dissolve the plug of dry ink?

What is the best solvent for HP ink cartridges?

by unknown on Nov 8, 2005 at 2:11am Add comment
Mogaka,

You are in the wrong neighborhood, this is a 670C thread.

Perform the Blot Test

Remove cartridge from machine, fold a paper towel back over a couple of times so it is about 4 layers thick, shake cartridge up and down hard, shake it over a sink unless you want to clean ink off the floor.

Now blot the nozzles of the cartridge on the paper towel, for a black cartridge you should see two black stripes, for a color cartridge you should see three colored stripes, if you don't have all stripes the cartridge is clogged or bad.

Have you checked the expiration date on the cartridges you are using?

Are you installing new HP cartridges, or refills?

You may be able to recover a clogged cartridge by swishing the tip in a saucer with a very small amount of warm water, then gently wiping it on a wet paper towel, be gentle the nozzles are delicate.

And do not trust the ink gauge on the PC, cartridges can dry up from the machine just sitting, the cartridges are vented, venting is necessary to let air in so that a vacuum won't develop in the cartridge.
by Stephen on Nov 8, 2005 at 5:37pm Add comment
I never liked HP printers......
Great anounces, nice design, sometimes very good quality prints but.... they broke or make trouble a lot...

:)
by unknown on Nov 17, 2005 at 10:03am Add comment
this printer is outometic left side gone and so many sound
by unknown on Jan 8, 2006 at 11:30pm Add comment
hi, i have an HP 690c deskjet but i dont have the driver for the XP operating system i have the driver that works on win 98 iam wondering if some one has the driver for the XP or have a way to run my printer thank you a lot. :)
by ilianor on Jan 17, 2006 at 6:10pm Add comment
i have a deskjet 600C and my paper light is flashing but it is full of paper. ive tried all the troubleshooting i have found on here that may pertain to me. it wont print a sample page. i tried the command prompt print to see if it would eject a sheet of paper and it didnt. i donno what to do im not a printer person. any help would be great thanks.........
by Seimdawg on Jan 22, 2006 at 4:42pm Add comment
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by Anonymous on Jan 24, 2006 at 7:14am Add comment
i have an HP 690c deskjet but i dont have the driver for the XP operating system i have the driver that works on win 98 iam wondering if some one has the driver for the XP or have a way to run my printer, thank u anonymous but i couldent figure what u have send if u could send again thank u all
by ilianor on Jan 25, 2006 at 9:11am Add comment
I have an HP 642C Deskjet and when I print with a regular black print, the print is easily smudged and smeared if you run your finger across it. What is causing it to smudge?
by unknown on Feb 12, 2006 at 4:38pm Add comment
If you are in need of a driver:
Go to www.hp.com. In the search-box type your printer type e.g. Deskjet 670C, hit go and you will come to a page where you can freely download your driver, or check if your computer has the latest driver for your type of printer installed.
Hope this will help you all.
WimH
by WimH on Feb 18, 2006 at 7:14am Add comment
Hi there. my name is butch baker. when i start the printer it makes a brief grinding noise and the amber light is on. when i remove the black ink cartridge, the noise disappears. could it be a defective cartridge? thanks
by unknown on Aug 26, 2006 at 3:35pm Add comment
My problem is with both 612C and 670C.
the driver disk that came with the printer downloaded nicely but when it came time to install
Winxp pleaded incompatability.
However I was able to download a driver that works fine as far as it goes, but does not provide a print-two sides option.In David progue's book "Windows XP Home Edition", he discusses the driver I downloaded, but he mentions in the Print dialogue box an option of print 'Even pages" ,"Odd pages". In the one I have the options are "All pages" and "Range". And Range means 1-5 or 1-12 but not 1,3,5 etc.
Does anyone know of a driver with a 'Book", "print both sides", or whatever, option for 600 series printers. These old printers worked so well with 98 and with large ink cart, I hate to give them up.
by unknown on Sep 1, 2006 at 4:54pm Add comment
Try www.hp.com look for the drivers link.
by Stephen on Oct 8, 2006 at 8:43pm Add comment
Is any way to use hp deskjet695cci printer without having color cartridge?
by unknown on Mar 6, 2007 at 1:59am Add comment
It is not necessary to install driver for your printer under xp. Xp come itself with driver.
by unknown on Mar 6, 2007 at 2:04am Add comment
Lakshmanan,

You need to have a color cartridge installed, it can be empty, but it has to be there.

ST
by Stephen on Mar 6, 2007 at 5:59am Add comment
hey can someone please help me please please...my diskjet 640c wont print my device manager says theres no conflicks and im getting no warnings, yet it still wont print. everytime i go to print everything works fine till i push the print button THEN it ask me were i want to save it...all i want to do is print. please if anybody knows how i can fix this problem, its driving me mad...
by tyron on Mar 8, 2007 at 3:24am Add comment
Check the driver settings, look and see what port is selected, "print to file" might be checked, it should be lpt 1.
by Stephen on Mar 8, 2007 at 5:19am Add comment
While giving print from computer... Paper is loading by the printer... Then 'Yellow' LED is flashing.... Plz help me...
by unknown on Mar 11, 2007 at 4:50am Add comment
I have a HP Deskjet 670C and for some reason I cannot get it to print colour. It prints b&w no worries but when I try to print colour it prints nothing. Can anyone help please. I have Windows XP Pro.

Thanks
by unknown on Mar 19, 2007 at 11:33pm Add comment
Lis,

Do the blot test on the color cartridge.

Remove cartridge from machine, fold a paper towel back over a couple of times so it is about 4 layers thick, shake cartridge up and down hard, shake over a sink unless you want to clean ink off the floor.

Now blot the nozzles of the cartridge on the paper towel, you should see three colored areas, if you don't have all three colors the cartridge is clogged, or out of one or more colors.

If the cartidge is clogged, then soak the nozzles in warm water for a couple of minutes and try the blot test again. A little warm water in a saucer works fine, you only want to wet the nozzles, keep the rest of the cartridge dry.
by Stephen on Mar 20, 2007 at 12:36pm Add comment
My encoder strip fell out while i was trying to clean the machine.
1. how do I re-install it
2. how do I remove the plastic printer housing so that I can get to it

Thanks
Hankus
by grn50merc on Sep 16, 2007 at 2:55am Add comment
I have some photos showing where the encoder strip installs if you need them. When you get the case off email me by clicking on the crossed tools next to my name. Tell me specifically what you want and the printer model. I tend to ignore requests like, "send me the photos" because I don't have the slightest idea what they're talking about.

Removing the case
1. Remove the paper tray. It lifts out.
2. Remove the two T20 Torx screws under the paper tray.
3. Remove the sliding paper stop. A clip that slides with it retains the paper stop. The clip is accessed from the bottom. Slide the paper stop out as far as it will go. The clip has come against a stop. Release it with a small screwdriver. Slide it out again as far as it will go. It will come against a second stop. Release the clip and slide the paper stop the rest of the way out.
4. Remove the rear cover. There are two small round holes in bottom, each allowing access to a clip. Insert a small screwdriver into each hole and push to release the clip, while pulling the cover away from the main case. Patience is required! Pulling it too hard tends to jam the clips.
5. Unplug the small flat cable revealed after removing the rear cover.
6. Remove the main case. Looking from the front, there are two clips on the left and three on the right. They are accessed from the bottom through slots. Release them with a medium sized screwdriver. This is a little tricky if you haven't done it before because the clips tend to relatch. Patience prevails!

Note: There is a black lever that is pushed when the cartridge access door is closed. When the cover is reinstalled this lever tends to get jammed. The cartridges will not come out of the service station when the door is opened if the latch is jammed. Take note of this lever while the case is off. While reinstalling the cover the lever can be guided into the proper position just before the latches reengage. An educated index finger it the best tool.
by Bert on Sep 16, 2007 at 12:37pm Add comment
Bert,
I want to thank you so much for your advice on how to take apart one of my hp690c series printers. It was a flawless operation and the machine after much cleaning etc. works like a charm. I was able to figure out how to to re-install the encoder ribbon when it was open. When time permits, I will fix the other one. The only reason that I need the older models is that I have a DOS program that only prints on the older models (*.prn). It is a program for doing heat loads for air conditioning design.

I have a series hp2100 printer that needs fixing. The lamp doesn't work after I fooled around with the machine trying to figure out why the the scanner wouldn't scan. Also, the light never went off even after a long time. Any suggestions on hot to replace the lamp would be most helpful. Or other suggestions as to what to look for. I know how to take the monster apart. If I could just get the thing to print I would be happy. My main printer-scanner etc, is a model J5783 and I have a stand alone scanner Hp 3570c that I use for slides and negatives so I could care less if the 2100 does not scan.

Again, thanks for your assistance.
Hankus
by grn50merc on Sep 18, 2007 at 9:23am Add comment
I assume you are referring to the PSC 2100 series. There are no lamps available from HP to repair their scanners. If you like to tinker you can get generic lamps at Digikey. Choose the closest RGB white lamp by length and diameter.
http://dkc3.digikey.com/PDF/T073/2282.pdf

The printer will not work until the scanner is repaired of replaced.
by Bert on Sep 18, 2007 at 7:26pm Add comment
Hello, I have just bought a printer cartilage, but i can't print any papers, i am just trying to print, the printer take the paper till the middel of the paper, and it never write enything on the paper, and it never lets the paper out... please i need help in that...
by unknown on Nov 15, 2007 at 9:20am Add comment
Clean the cartridge and carriage electrical contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol.

Verify that ink can flow from the cartridge by blotting the print nozzles on a damp paper towel a few times for two seconds. You should see the ink flowing freely. If you do not, in spite of the cartridge being new, it is defective.
by Bert on Nov 15, 2007 at 6:48pm Add comment
Printer gives error out of paper even when I reload paper. It acts as if it can't load the paper. PC recognizes the printer, not a reboot issue. It just won't pull the paper in and won't do a test print.
Thanks for you assistance!
by unknown on Dec 5, 2007 at 5:43pm Add comment
Clean the feed rollers. Go to this web page.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com
by Bert on Dec 5, 2007 at 10:31pm Add comment
HI ,
I am pankaj from pcs , There is some problem found in printer hp desk jet 695 CCI , printer is properly working but only printing two print 3rd printing is automatically languages. so pls send hp deskjet 695 reset tool link for free download .
by pcs.pankaj on Dec 17, 2007 at 11:31pm Add comment
Same prob as above. I know communiucaiton between pc's is fine. The printer does make a grunting noise when it loads up.

Same issue print - draws paper - gets stuck-turn off paper feeds through.

I have a fairly old colour cartridge in the holder could this be the problem? Replace? there is some ink leackage on a white pad to left of the cartridge holder.

any thoughts would help pls
by unknown on Jul 22, 2008 at 4:52am Add comment
how do i intall my printer on my computer using an windows xp..
i am not to find any driver for this printer...

by unknown on Sep 7, 2008 at 10:46pm Add comment
Go to the web page below for instructions. If your printer is not listed as a supported printer try using the Deskjet 690C driver.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com
by Bert on Sep 8, 2008 at 1:15am Add comment
Hi,
Labeled: HP DeskJet 670C Series Printer User’s Guide
can be found at:
http://fussychild.net/2003/mmstudio/nonprocess/hp672manual.pdf
by unknown on Mar 27, 2010 at 3:21am Add comment