DG

asked Aug 30, 2000 at 5:57pm
Hp HP DeskJet 560C

HP 560C No print,blank!

i have a Mac rom based ,HP 560C printer ..No print,blank!..tried everything.with NO success.......,I tried this method-below, saw on forum,but didnt help, also read you can remove cartridge,use straightened paper clip, to push on ink sac,supposed to push out ink,unclogging small holes, i dont wanna try this in case ink drains out

any ideas?

>I believe I know exactly what is causing your issue. If what you are
>describing is a horizontal smearing of black ink at the bottom of the
>letters the culprit is a build up of dried ink and dust on the bottom of the
>carriage not the cartridges. It will be encrusted on. The best way to clean
>it is to take a round disposable coffee filter and wetten it with warm
>water. Then wring it out and fold it horizontally like a bandage. Then work
>it under the bottom of the plastic carriage and work it back and forth
>horizontally. It will take some effort to get this clean but afterwards it
>should print like new.

You leave out quite a few details. Are you having problems with the black, color or both? How old are the cartridges? Are these new from HP or are you refilling them? I've had printers come into the shop with the packing tape still on the heads! Strangely enough they printed blank pages too.
by moe on Aug 30, 2000 at 9:05pm Add comment
having problems with the black, color or both?=both How old ,color old,so coulda dried up,B&W newly refilled

are the cartridges? Are these new from HP or are you refilling them?=color new,B&W refilled

by DG on Aug 31, 2000 at 4:12am Add comment
The cartridges could be the source of your problem. Since the color one is old and I don't trust refills, that would be the first thing I'd try. Given the cost of deskjets nowadays, you can get a 932C which is Mac compatible for less than $200, I wouldn't throw too much money at the old beast. If it's not a cartridge it becomes economically unfeasible to repair.
by moe on Aug 31, 2000 at 9:04am Add comment
cartridges were problem,i got another refill & works now,why don't you trust refills??,
by DG on Aug 31, 2000 at 9:36am Add comment
The first time yours leaks onto the logic board at the bottom of the printer and the conductive ink wipes out the board, you'll know why. I've seen too many printers destroyed or messed up by refills. While laser toner cartridges that are properly remanufactured are actually better than OEM, if they leak, you just blow the printer out, no harm done.
by moe on Aug 31, 2000 at 9:05pm Add comment