Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Do I need to buy a new printer?

Posted on 2002-07-18
5
Medium Priority
?
192 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
  Good day to everyone!I have a 950 HP printer and the problem with it is that the ink is leaking both inside and outside of the printer.Can it be repaired?
                                   ANNIE.
0
Comment
Question by:annie7258
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
5 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:PapaDanielle
ID: 7170645

Hi Annie,

1. Please how do you mean "leak"?
    - Is it dripping onto your table?
    - is it that it stains / blots the paper you use?
    - Does it "leak" only when you print?

Now the ink for the printers should be in a sealed catridge ("bottle").

If the ink is dripping - like into the printer and/or onto the table -  then the probelm is not from the printer. Consider getting new ink catridges.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
printec earned 300 total points
ID: 7274448
No you don't need a new printer - it just needs a good clean and the ink soak pads ( C6426-80019 Absorber )need replacing
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:Engleberth
ID: 7382722
Please bear in mind that the ink is water based and once inside cables, connections & motors can cause further failures.

I'd agree with Printec but do be aware that even purchesing new parts there is a chance the printer may malfunction. However you should be able to get a good idea of how 'contaminated' the insides are when you remove the covers. Use IPA (Isoproponel Alcohol) or simmiler chemical to remove any ink in the workings & off the covers

My consern is with the cartrages you are using. Are they refilled or non-HP ? If so then this is the risk you run.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:sballo
ID: 7668162
I saw similar problems onto other printers, like Epson Stylus 600, Canon BJC 4400. In all cases, the ink-dripping was due to the low use (a long period of inactivity of the printer is dangerous, where long = 3 weeks or more). In some cases, the ink-head may also dry inside (I don't know what's worse).

Anyway, use always original cartridges. Don't send the printer to a repair center with compatible (non HP) cartridges, because it cause the void of warranty.

A little note: here in Italy, some cheap printers cost 60$, and the cartridge kit costs 65$. Normally, when you finish the ink, it is better to buy a new printer.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:SpideyMod
ID: 8284723
Force Accepted

SpideyMod
Community Support Moderator @Experts Exchange
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you use a Brother DCP 130C or similar Brother printer, at some point you might encounter the following problem: after you change the ink cartridge, the printer displays an "ink empty" message. Sometimes you just need to follow the instructions…
Printers have changed substantially in the last 30 or so years, not just in technical capabilities but in cost and usage as well.  Printers were originally used for interfacing with the operator, not necessarily for printing copy or pictures. In …
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…
Suggested Courses

721 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question