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PRINTER..colour flashing

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by munchkin02, Aug 6, 2009.

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  1. munchkin02

    munchkin02 Thread Starter

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    I have an HP printer scanner all in 1 and recently the black clolur light has been flashing. I did everything to trouble shoot it and nothing as this has never happened before. I was told that the printer head is not working? Is this true? if so I was told I will have to buy a new one as replacing it will cost about the same $...

    help as i need my printer!!
     
  2. Deathblow

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    What is the model of the printer, and how old is it?
     
  3. munchkin02

    munchkin02 Thread Starter

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    it is an HP Photosmart C3180> it is 2.5 years old..
     
  4. Deathblow

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    You can try uninstalling and completely unplugging the printer, then hooking it back up and re-installing. If that doesn't work, you could buy a print head cleaner for a few bucks and try that.

    The problem with printers is, to replace the print head typically costs more than the printer is worth. At that point your better off buying a new printer.
     
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