HP 8050 PhotoSmart Inkjet User manual

HP 8050 PhotoSmart Inkjet User manual
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HP Inkjet Printer Diagnostic Tests
The internal HP printer self-tests, including ‘Tap 10’ test, can be used to verify cartridge nozzle performance and that the
printer's internal firmware is functioning properly. The Tap 41/43 diagnostic tests can provide valuable cartridge/printhead
health diagnostics information (most models); as this is a forced service test the printer will attempt to print the ‘tap 41/43’
diagnostic page whether the ink cartridges are electrically good or not. The tests do not verify computer-printer connectivity.
NOTE 1: “Non-Genuine”/”Counterfeit” ink alert messages can be bypassed, however if “Incompatible Print Cartridge" / “Print
Cartridge(s) Problem” / “Refer to printer documentation” / “Cartridge Error: Cartridge must be replaced” / “Cartridge in left or
right slot is not intended for use in this printer" / “Replace Ink Cartridge” / “Ink Cartridge Failure” is displayed then the
cartridge may be electrically damaged (internal micro-electronics). Remove and clean ink cartridge (or printhead) electrical
contacts. Re-install and re-test printer using the suggested procedures provided below. Videos available at www.inkjet411.com
NOTE 2: If you are able to print the internal Self-Test print but ‘regular’ printing is still not possible, then one (or both) of the ink
cartridges (or PRINTHEAD) may have internal micro-electronic damage and may need to be replaced to restore print functions.
Tap 41 Diagnostic Print Test (i.e. HP 92-99 Ink Cartridges)
Check expiration; cartridges are prone to failure after this date
Table of Contents:
HP Deskjet Printers
HP Deskjet D/F Series Printers
HP PSC Printers
HP Photosmart Printers
HP Photosmart B/C/D Series Printers
HP Officejet Printers
HP Officejet J-Series Printers
Addendum:
Hard Printer Reset
Hot Water Ink Cartridge Soak
Hot Water Printhead Flush/Soak
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HP Deskjet Printers
Print the HP Self-Test Report (older HP printer models) – click here for instructions/sample prints:
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Deskjet Printers (most models)
Tap 10 Diagnostic Test (Extended Self-Test):
1. Press and hold the Power button, and then press the Cancel button once.
2. Release the buttons. The Extended Self-Test (“Tap 10”) prints.
3. Review test pattern; ensure all colors are firing. A missing horizontal block or blocks within the nozzle stair
step pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle. Perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
Deskjet 400, 400L, 420c series printers (HP 25, 26 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Press and hold down the PAPER FEED button.
3. Turn the printer on.
4. Release the PAPER FEED button.
Running a clean test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the CHANGE CARTRIDGE button for five seconds.
Deskjet 460 and Officejet H470 (H100?) Mobile Printer series (HP 94, 95, 97, 100 cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Make sure the product is on and loaded with unused, plain white paper.
2. Hold down the Power button, and then press the Resume button 10 times. Release both buttons, and the
test page prints.
NOTE: If test page prints then the printer is functioning normally and the problem can be isolated to an ink cartridge.
Replace ink cartridge and retest.
Deskjet 500, 510, 520 series printers (HP 26 black ink cartridge)
Deskjet 550c, 560c series printers (HP 25, 26 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Press FONT and RESET, or LOAD EJECT while turning on the printer.
Running a clean test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press the CLEAN button.
Running an alignment test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press the ALIGNMENT TEST button.
Deskjet 540 printers (HP 25, 26 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test
1. Turn the printer on.
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2. Press and hold down the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
Running a clean test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button seven times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Running a diagnostic test:
Regular Test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button five times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Extended Test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button twelve times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 600, 600c, 610c, 630c, 632c, 640c, 642c, 648c, 656c series printers (HP 20, 49 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 660c, 670c, 680c, 690c, 692c, 693c, 694c, 695c, 697c series printers (HP 29, 49 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a clean-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button seven times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Running a diagnostic-test:
A. Regular Test
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button five times.
4. Release the POWER button.
B. Extended Test
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button twelve times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 700 series printers (HP 23, 45 Ink Cartridges)
Deskjet 710c and 720c series printers (HP 23, 45 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
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Press and hold the POWER button.
Press the RESUME button four times.
Release the POWER button.
NOTE 1: This may need to be performed several times before the printer prints the page.
NOTE 2: There are no internal clean or diagnostic tests for the HP Deskjet 710c and 720c series printers. The clean
test can be performed from the printer’s toolbox.
Deskjet 800 series printers (HP 15, 23 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 820c printers (HP 41, 45 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
NOTE: There are no internal clean or diagnostic tests for the HP Deskjet 820cse and 820cxi printers.
Deskjet 810c, 840c, 841, 842, 843, 845, 845c (HP 15, 17 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 825c (HP 15, 23 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 830c, 880, 880c, and 895c series printers (HP 23, 45 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a diagnostic test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
NOTE: There is no internal clean test for the HP Deskjet 810c, 830c, 880c, and 895c series printers.
Deskjet 850, 850c, 855, 855c, 870c series printers (HP 41, 45 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 890c, 895 series printers (HP 23, 45 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a clean-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button seven times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Running a diagnostic test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button five times.
4. Release the POWER button.
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Deskjet 900c, 916c, 920c, 940, 940c series printers (HP 15, 78 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 930c, 950c, 952, 960c, 970c, 980c, 990c (HP 45, 78 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Running a diagnostic test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the X (Cancel) button eight times.
4. Press the RESUME button four times.
5. Release the POWER button.
Print a HP Self-Test Report (older HP printer models) – click here for instructions & sample prints:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
TBD: A good HP 45 black cartridge should display xxx good nozzles, while a good HP 78 color ink
cartridge should show xxx good nozzles.
DeskJet 1000 J110a, 1000 J110c, 1000 J110d, 1000 J110e, 1000 J110f, 1050 J410a, 1050 J410c, 1050 J410d, 1050
J410e, 1051A, 1055 J410e, 2000 J210a, 2000 J210b, 2000 J210c, 2000 J210d, 2050 J510a, 2050 J510c, 2050 J510d,
2050 J510e, 3000 J310a, 3000 J310c, 3050, 3050A e, 3050A J611a, 3051A, 3052A e, 3054 J610a, 3054A e J611j,
3510 (HP 61/61XL Ink Cartridges)
Tap 10 Diagnostics Print:
1. Press and hold the Power button, and then press the Cancel button once.
2. Release the buttons. The 10-tap test prints.
Tap 41 Diagnostic Test (Deskjet 1000-3056 only- see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1476)
1. Turn printer Power ON – allow printer to fully energize.
2. PRESS AND HOLD the Power Button
3. Press the Cancel (X) button 4 times
4. Press the Scan button once
5. Release the Power button
NOTE: A good HP 61/61XL color cartridge should display 612 good nozzles, while a good HP 61/61XL black
ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles.
DeskJet 3520, 3521, 3522 (HP 564 cartridges):
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
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1.
Use a random button pressing technique to gain access to ‘Support
Menu’. Beginning with the ‘Forward’ button, alternatively press the
‘Forward’ and ‘Return’ buttons 3-4 times each, then press the ‘Cancel’
button every so often, until the ‘Support’ menu is displayed.
NOTE 1: this can be somewhat tricky to perform successfully.
NOTE 2: If the Manufacturing Menu comes up, select ‘Underware’ Menu – select ‘Ok’, scroll to
‘System’ menu – select ‘Ok’, the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu will be displayed. See step 4.
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At ‘Support’ Menu, using the down arrow key, navigate to the ‘Reports Menu’, press Ok.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘Special Reports’ Menu. Select OK.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
‘Code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
When ‘Code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pxx
Sxxxxx: Pxx Ox”….which translated means “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed
then the PRINTHEAD may have electrically failed and may need to be replaced.
NOTE: For “printhead” error messages or for no-printing conditions, it is suggested to remove the
PRINTHEAD and clean the rear electrical contacts; also inspect and clean electrical mating contacts on
carriage assembly. Reinstall PRINTHEAD and test to verify connectivity is not the issue. Click here for
more information: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1451
Printer Reset (i.e. use in the event of “Incompatible Printhead” or “Ink System Failure” message, etc.):
1. Remove ink cartridges from printer.
2. Access the Service menu – refer to suggested methods provided above.
3. Support Menu should be displayed. Navigate to the ‘Resets Menu’, press Ok.
4. Navigate to the ‘Semi-Full Reset’. This will restore the printer back to the factory default setting…you will
need to re-configure printer following this action (i.e. similar to when you first purchased and set-up the
printer).
5. Reinstall ink cartridges and test.
Deskjet 3000 series printers (HP 15, 78 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 3740, 3745 Printers (HP 27/28 ink cartridges)
Running a diagnostic test (except for HP Deskjet 3820 series)
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the POWER button.
3. Open and close the top cover four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
NOTE: When running the test on the HP Deskjet 3600-3800 series printers it may be helpful to use a pen or
pencil to hold down the Power button.
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Deskjet 3820 printers (HP 15, 78 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 3900 Printer series (HP 21/22 Ink Cartridges)
1. Press and hold the power button.
2. Raise and lower the product cover four times.
3. Release the power button, and the self-test page prints.
4. Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 21 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 22 color ink cartridge
should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: Tap 43 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Deskjet 5000, 5100, 5160, 5500 series printers (HP 56, 57, 58 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Activate 'Tap 43' Cartridge Health Diagnostics: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
NOTE: You must first stop the blinking ink error light by pressing the Cancel button. You may need to
remove one of the ink cartridges first in order to do this before you can proceed, then re-install cartridge
just prior to commencing the diagnostic test.
1. To begin, Press and HOLD the Power Button.
2. Press the Cancel (X) button 4 times, then…
3. Press the Resume/Down Arrow button 3 times.
4. Release the Power button; the Tap 43 report will print.
NOTE 1: The Tap 43 test report will be printed using the black ink cartridge by default; if a blank page appears
then remove the black ink cartridge from the printer and repeat steps; report will be printed using the Color
cartridge. This can also help you isolate the problem to one of the ink cartridges.
The ‘Current' error message should state ‘None’, however if you observe errors such as….“Too Many Good
Nozzles.” / “Pen in chute -open, shorted control lines” / “Wrong pen Type” / “Unknown Pen Type” / “Pen in
left or right chute has Bad TSR” / “Too Many Resistors Blown or
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Unreachable” then a severe cartridge error condition is present and the ink cartridge may need to be replaced.
5. The Left and Right ‘Status’ columns should state ‘Okay’. If not, then the respective ink cartridge may be
electrically damaged and may need to be replaced.
6.
If ‘TSR Shorted’ states anything other than ‘No’, then the respective ink cartridge is electrically damaged and will need
to be replaced.
7.
If diagnostic test data information is satisfactory, then confirm all 4 colors are firing properly by inspecting
the printed stair-step patterns.
NOTE 2: Ideally, a good Color cartridge will display 300 nozzles (for example, check the printed 10 x 10 stair step
patterns for each of the 3 colors), while a good Black cartridge will display 416 nozzles (for example, check the
printed 26 x 16 stair-step pattern).
NOTE 3: Ensure the top cover is closed and that the interlock switch at top-right side is properly closing the
circuit – you may need to depress with a small pencil to ensure this is not causing a false error condition.
Deskjet 5440 Printer (HP 92, 93, 98 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 5700, 5740 Printer (HP 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100 ink cartridges)
Deskjet 5940 Printer (HP 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741):
1. Turn printer Power ON – allow printer to fully energize.
2. Press and HOLD the Power Button
3. Press the Cancel (X) button 4 times
4. Press the Scan button once
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Release the Power button. The test page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Deskjet 5650, 5800 printers (HP 56, 57, 58 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Activate 'Tap 43' Cartridge Health Diagnostics: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
NOTE: You must first stop the blinking ink error light by pressing the Cancel button. You may need to
remove one of the ink cartridges first in order to do this before you can proceed, then re-install cartridge
just prior to commencing the diagnostic test.
1. To begin, Press and HOLD the Power Button.
2. Press the Cancel (X) button 4 times, then…
3. Press the Resume/Down Arrow button 3 times.
4. Release the Power button; the Tap 43 report will print.
NOTE 1: The Tap 43 test report will be printed using the black ink cartridge by default; if a blank page
appears then remove the black ink cartridge from the printer and repeat steps; report will be printed using
the Color cartridge. This can also help you isolate the problem to one of the ink cartridges.
5.
The ‘Current' error message should state ‘None’, however if you observe errors such as….“Too Many
Good Nozzles.” / “Pen in chute -open, shorted control lines” / “Wrong pen Type” / “Unknown Pen Type” /
“Pen in left or right chute has Bad TSR” / “Too Many Resistors Blown or Unreachable” then a severe
cartridge error condition is present and the ink cartridge may need to be replaced.
The Left and Right ‘Status’ columns should state ‘Okay’. If not, then
the respective ink cartridge may be electrically damaged and may
need to be replaced.
6.
If ‘TSR Shorted’ states anything other than ‘No’, then the respective ink
cartridge is electrically damaged and will need to be replaced.
7.
If diagnostic test data information is satisfactory, then confirm all 4
colors are firing properly by inspecting the printed stair-step
patterns.
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NOTE 2: Ideally, a good Color cartridge will display 300 nozzles (for example, check the printed 10 x 10 stair step
patterns for each of the 3 colors), while a good Black cartridge will display 416 nozzles (for example, check the
printed 26 x 16 stair-step pattern).
NOTE 3: Ensure the top cover is closed and that the interlock switch at top-right side is properly closing the
circuit – you may need to depress with a small pencil to ensure this is not causing a false error condition.
Deskjet 5900 printers (HP 95, 96, 97, 98, 99 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 6000 series printers (HP 45, 78 ink cartridges)
Running a sample page:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the RESUME button until the printer starts printing.
3. Release the RESUME button.
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button (Down Arrow) four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
Deskjet 6500, 6520, 6540 printers (HP 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100 ink cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME (Down Arrow) button four times.
4. Release the POWER button.
NOTE: Refer to Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741):
Deskjet 6830v series printers (HP 96, 97, 99, 100 ink cartridges)
Customer Support Diagnostic test page
1. Press and hold the Power button.
2. While holding the Power button, press the Cancel (X) button, and then release both buttons.
Resetting the printer:
1. Press and hold down the check mark (report page) button
2. Press cancel button three (3) times.
3. Release the check mark button
Deskjet 6900 Printer series (HP 92-99 Ink Cartridges)
Extended Self-Test Print:
1. Turn the product on.
2. Press and hold the Power button.
3. Press the Cancel button.
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5.
Release both buttons. The 10-tap test prints.
Review test pattern; ensure all colors are firing. A missing horizontal block or blocks within the nozzle stair
step pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle. Perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741):
1. Turn printer Power ON – allow printer to fully energize.
2. Press and HOLD the Power Button
3. Press the Cancel (X) button 4 times
4. Press the Scan button once
5. Release the Power button. The test page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Deskjet 6940, 6940dt, 6980, 6988 Printers (HP 96, 97, 99, 100 ink cartridges)
Tap 41 Test Print (Cartridge Diagnostics: typically with HP 96 & 97 installed)
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
3. Press the ‘Cancel’ (X) button four (4) times.
4. Press the ‘RESUME’ button (Down Arrow) once.
5. Release the POWER button.
6. The Tap 41 diagnostics page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Tap 10 Extended Self-Test Print (Cartridge Nozzle Health; typically with HP 96 & 97 installed)
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
3. Press the ‘Cancel’ (X) button once.
4. Release the Power Button
5. The self-test prints.
Resetting the printer:
4. Press and hold down the check mark (report page) button
5. Press cancel button three (3) times.
6. Release the check mark button
Deskjet 9800 Printers (HP 94, 95, 96, 97, 99, 100 ink cartridges)
Tap 41 Test Print (Cartridge Diagnostics)
7. Turn the printer on.
8. Press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
9. Press the ‘Cancel’ (X) button four (4) times.
10. Press the ‘RESUME’ button (Down Arrow) once.
11. Release the POWER button.
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12. The Tap 41 diagnostics page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Tap 10 Extended Self-Test Print (Cartridge Nozzle Health; typically with HP 96 & 97 installed)
6. Turn the printer on.
7. Press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
8. Press the ‘Cancel’ (X) button once.
9. Release the Power Button
10. The self-test prints.
HP Deskjet D/F Series
Deskjet D1300, D1400, D2300 series printers (HP 21/22 Cartridges)
Running a self-test:
1. Turn the printer on.
2. Press and hold down the Power button.
3. While holding down the Power button, open and shut the lid of the printer four times.
4. Release the Power button. The self-test prints.
5. Review test pattern; ensure all colors are firing. A missing horizontal line within the nozzle stair step
pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle. Perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
NOTE 1: When running the test on an HP Deskjet D2300/D2400 series printer it may be helpful to use a pen
or pencil to hold down the Power button.
NOTE 2: Refer to support video (for similar printer model): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Deskjet D2500-D2600 Printer series (HP 60/60XL ink cartridges)
Extended Self-Test (Tap 10 diagnostics; refer to video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=579):
1. Press and HOLD the ‘Power’ button.
2. Press the ‘CANCEL’ (X) button once.
3. Release the ‘Power’ button.
4. The extended self-test prints.
Deskjet D4100 series printers (HP 93, 98, 99 Cartridges)
Extended Self-Test (see 2nd video for REFENCE ONLY: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=792):
1. Make sure plain white paper is loaded in the product.
2. Press and hold the Power button.
3. Press the Photosmart Essential button, and then release both buttons.
NOTE: The self-test prints. Review test pattern; ensure all colors are firing. A missing horizontal line within the nozzle
stair step pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle. Perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
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Tap 41 Test Print (Cartridge Diagnostics) – refer to 2 video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741
1. Turn the printer on.
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2.
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6.
Press and hold the ‘POWER’ button.
Press the ‘Cancel’ (X) button four (4) times.
Press the ‘RESUME’ button (Down Arrow) once.
Release the POWER button.
The Tap 41 diagnostics page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Deskjet D4200 series printers (HP 74/75 and 74XL/75XL ink cartridges)
Extended Self-Test (see 2nd video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=792)::
4. Make sure plain white paper is loaded in the product.
5. Press and hold the Power button.
6. Press the Photosmart Essential button, and then release both buttons.
7. The self-test prints. Review test pattern; ensure all colors are firing. A missing horizontal line within the
nozzle stair step pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle. Perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see 3rd video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=792):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press ‘Cancel’ (X) button to attempt to clear.
3. Press and HOLD the Power button, press ‘Cancel’ (X) button 4 times, then ‘Resume’ button (down arrow)
once.
4. Release the Power button. The Tap 41 diagnostic test should print.
NOTE: A good HP 75/75XL color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 74/74XL black
ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to video on how to read the test print.
Deskjet F2110, F4135, F4140, F4172, F4180, F4185, F4190 Printer series (HP 21/22 ink cartridges)
Self-Test Page (also refer to printer’s User Manual):
1. Press and hold the ‘Cancel’ button and then press the ‘Start Copy Color’ button. Release both buttons.
2. The self-test report should print.
3. Review test pattern; ensure all 4 colors are firing. A missing horizontal line within the nozzle stair step
pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle.
NOTE 1: A good HP 21 black cartridge should have 416 good nozzles (26 x 16 stair-step pattern), while a good HP 22
color ink cartridge should have 300 good nozzles (100 for each color, 10x10 stair-step pattern).
NOTE 2: Reference Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Tap 41/43 Diagnostic Report (this procedure has not yet been validated):
1. Press and hold the Power Button.
2. Press ‘Cancel’ button 4 times, then open and close the top cover 3 times. Release power button.
……or Press and Hold the Cancel button, open and close the Top Cover 4 times.
The product prints a printer diagnostic report.
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NOTE: Reference Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Deskjet F2200 Printer series (HP 21/22 ink cartridges)
Self-Test Page:
1. Press the Setup or Menu button until Print Report appears in the display then press Enter.
2. Press the Setup or Menu button until Self-Test appears in the display, and then press Enter.
3. Review test patterns; ensure all 4 colors are firing. A missing horizontal line within the nozzle stair step
pattern indicates a misfiring ink nozzle.
NOTE 1: A good HP 21 black cartridge should have 416 good nozzles (26 x 16 stair-step pattern), while a good HP 22
color ink cartridge should have 300 good nozzles (100 for each color, 10x10 stair-step pattern).
NOTE 2: Reference Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Additional Solutions from HP:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01000539&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c010005
39/loc:4&cc=us&dlc=fi&lang=fi&lc=en&product=3235678&sw_lang=pl#N2318
Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 Printer series (HP 60/60XL ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Press and HOLD the Power button, press the Cancel button. Release both buttons.
2. The self test page should print.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics Report: (See Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 )
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While holding the Power button, press Cancel (X) button 4 times, then press the Color Copy button once.
Release the Power button.
The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.
NOTE: A good HP 60/60XL color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60/60XL black
ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is
likely damaged and will need to be replaced.
Deskjet F4200, F4210, F4213, F4235, F4240, F4272, F4275, F4280, F4283, F4288 Printer series (HP 60/60XL ink
cartridges)
Self Test Page:
3. Press and HOLD the Power button, press the Cancel button. Release both buttons.
4. The self test page should print.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics Report: (See Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=444 )
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While holding the Power button, press ‘Cancel’ (X) button 4 times, then press the ‘Resume’ button once.
Release the Power button.
The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.
NOTE: A good HP 60/60XL color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60/60XL black
ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is
likely damaged and will need to be replaced.
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HP PSC Printers
NOTE 1: HP Self-Test Reports (older HP printer models) – click here for instructions/sample prints:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
NOTE 2: If you have colored paper loaded in the paper tray when you align the print cartridges, the alignment fails. Load
unused plain white letter or A4 paper into the paper tray, and then try the alignment again.
PSC 1200, 1310, 1315, 1340, 1350 Printer series (HP 27,28,56, 57 ink cartridge)
Self Test Report:
1. Load plain, white paper into the paper tray.
2. Press and hold the Cancel button, and then press the Start Copy Color button.
3. The product prints a self-test report.
--- Examine the resulting self-test page that prints. There should be lines extending all the way across the page in
black, yellow, cyan and magenta. A missing black line indicates a problem with the black or photo cartridge. Faded,
streaked or missing lines in the other colors indicates a problem with the color ink cartridge. Refer to video at link
below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 57/58 color ink cartridge
should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Alignment Test Page (Manual Force Test):
If the alignment page does not print automatically, follow these steps to print one manually:
1. If the product is off, press the On/Resume button to turn on the product.
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
A sequence of buttons on the control panel must now be pressed in the order presented. The sequence must
be completed within ten seconds. It might take several tries to complete the sequence within ten seconds.
3. Press and hold the Cancel button.
4. While holding the Cancel button, press and hold the On/Resume button.
5. When the Check Paper and Check Print Cartridge lights begin to blink simultaneously, release both
the Cancel button and the On/Resume button.
6. Press and release the Cancel button again.
7. Press and release the Copies button.
8. Press and release the Paper Type button.
9. Press and release the Color Start Copy button.
10. The alignment page prints.
NOTE: If the alignment page fails to print, repeat the button-press sequence in this step. The sequence must
be completed within ten seconds. Ensure plain white paper (only) is loaded.
Printer Reset:
1. Power off printer and remove power plug; wait 15 seconds.
2. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
3. When the lights begin to blink, press and hold both the On/Resume button and the Paper Size button at
the same time.
4. When only the On/Resume button is blinking, release both buttons.
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Wait until the On/Resume button is steady. The reset is now complete.
PSC 1401, 1402, 1403, 1408, 1410, 1410v, 1410xi and 1417 Printer series (HP 21, 22 Cartridges)
Self Test Report:
1. Load plain, white paper into the paper tray.
2. Press and hold the Cancel button, and then press the Start Copy Color button.
3. The product prints a self-test report.
Inspect the self-test page that prints. There should be lines extending all the way across the page in black,
yellow, cyan and magenta. A missing black line indicates a problem with the black or photo cartridge. Faded,
streaked or missing lines in the other colors indicates a problem with the color ink cartridge. Refer to video at
link below to help evaluate test pattern. NOTE: A good HP 21 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles,
while a good HP 22 color ink cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: [NOTE: HP 56/57/58 and HP21/22 cartridges are similar]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
To help determine which cartridge is causing an ink cartridge alert/message:
1. Open the cartridge access door.
2. Remove either cartridge (not both).
3. Close the cartridge access door.
If the computer message shows ‘Print Cartridge Error’, then the print cartridge that is still in the printer is
the problem cartridge. If the message is NOT Print Cartridge Error (instead, it says that the cartridge you
have removed is ...Either missing, not detected, or incorrectly installed), then the cartridge you have
removed is the problem cartridge.
Source: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00094661&cc=us&destPage=document&lang=cs&lc=en&product=441115&tmp_docname=c00094661
PSC 1503, 1504, 1507, 1508, 1510, 1510v, 1510xi, 1513, and 1514 (HP 92/93 ink cartridges)
Extended Self-Test:
1. Press and hold the Cancel button.
2. Press the Start COLOR COPY button.
3. The self test prints.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics Test:
1. Press and HOLD the CANCEL (X) button
2. Depress the COLOR COPY button four (4) times.
a. You may also attempt by selecting twelve (12) times
3. Depress the SCAN (START SCAN) button once (1)
4. Release the CANCEL (X) button.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to video at following link.
Reference Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741
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PSC 2110xi (HP 56/57/58 cartridges)
Print self-test report:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00042632&lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&cont
entType=SupportFAQ&prodSeriesId=295848
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Press Setup on the product control panel.
The Setup menu displays.
Press the Right Arrow ( > ) until Print Report displays, and then press OK . The Print Report menu displays.
Press the Right Arrow ( > ) until Self-Test Report displays, and then press OK .
The self-test report prints.
Bypass “Remove and Check’ Cartridge error: (further validation required):
1. In sequential order, quickly press the "proof sheet" button + "copy" button + "black" (or "color") button.
2. Check to see if the copy function has been restored (blinking ink error lights may continue)
Bypass “Align Print Cartridge" error: (further validation required):
1. Press ‘Set-up’ + ‘Options’ simultaneously
Partial Reset:
NOTE: A partial reset returns user settings to factory defaults. You might have to reset the language and
country/region settings after the partial reset.
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Disconnect the power cord from the product.
Press and hold the Cancel button (X) and then Left Arrow button ( < ).
While still holding the buttons down, plug the power cord back in.
When 'Reset' displays on the control panel, release both buttons.
PSC 2175xi, 2210, 2400, 2500 Series (HP 56/57/58 cartridges)
Self Test Print:
1. From the front panel, press Setup, press 1, and then press 4.
2. Refer to test print sample at HP’s website to evaluate your test print:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00048607
Semi-full reset [PSC 2200]
NOTE: A semi-full reset will return printer to factory defaults.
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Remove both ink cartridges from printer.
Press and hold "#" and "6" buttons on the front panel keypad and simultaneously plug in the power cord.
Allow printer to energize for a few seconds, release the # & 6 buttons.
Re-install the ink cartridges.
Extended Self-Test Print (validation required):
1. Press * and # keys at same time
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Enter 124 (or 1234)
Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Special Reports. Select Enter.
Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Extended Self Test.
Select Enter to print test print. Inspect nozzle test pattern; missing bars represent an ink clog, a mis-firing
nozzle or damaged ink nozzle.
NOTE: A good HP 56 black cartridge should display 432 good nozzles, while a good HP 57/58 color ink cartridge should
show 300 good nozzles.
PSC 7280 (HP 02 Cartridges)
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics – See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2391
1. Press * and # keys simultaneously.
2. “Enter Special Key Combo” will be displayed.
3. Press 123 to display the ‘Support/Service’ menu.
4. At ‘Support/Service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 3 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
5. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
6. Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed. Use
the Left Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
7. Select Ok. The test page prints.
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8. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’
will state “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have
failed and may need to be replaced (if part is still available). It is suggested to perform the ‘Printer
Reset’ procedure below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Printer Reset (i.e. “Ink System Failure” message)
1. Press and Hold the * key.
2. While holding the * key, press # key and then release both keys.
3. “Enter Special Key Combo” will be displayed.
4. Press 123 to display the ‘Support’ menu.
5. Using the > arrow button scroll to ‘System Config Menu’.
6. Press arrow (>) key to display ‘Hardware Failure Status’ and press OK.
7. Keep pressing ‘OK’ until ‘Hardware Failure Status Cleared’. Press Cancel until ‘Continue’ is displayed.
8. Press Cancel as many times until the ‘Welcome To Photosmart Express’ is displayed (or ‘Ink System
Failure’ message is no longer displayed).
9. Turn Off your printer by unplugging the power cord from the back of the printer. Wait for 1 minute before
turning your printer back “ON.” If asked, press “OK” to continue and allow the One Time Ink Initialization
to proceed. Once the printer is settled down, try printing a sample page.
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HP Photosmart Printers
Photosmart 245, 320, 330, 370, 375, 380 & 385 Printer series (HP 95, 97, 100 ink cartridges)
1. Press either the Right Arrow button or the Left Arrow button. Main Menu displays on the control panel.
2. Press OK to select Tools.
3. Press the Right Arrow button to select ‘Print Test Page’, and then press OK. The test page prints.
Photosmart 230 and 420 Printer series (HP 95, 97, 100 ink cartridges)
1. Make sure the camera is in the camera dock.
2. Load paper in the input tray.
3. Press Menu/OK on the control panel to select Print Menu (or Press the Up/Down arrow button to display
the Tools menu).
4. Press the Up/Down Arrow button to select Print Test Page, and then press OK. The test page prints.
Photosmart 470, 475 Printer series (HP 95, 97, 100 ink cartridges)
1. Press Menu. Main Menu displays on the control panel.
2. Press the Down Arrow button to select Tools, and then press OK.
3. Press the Down Arrow button to select Print Test Page, and then press OK. The test page prints.
Photosmart 1000, 1100 & 1115 Printer series (HP 45, 78 ink cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
3. On the control panel, press the Right arrow in the ‘Tools’ button until ‘Print a Test Page’ is displayed.
4. Press the OK/Yes button.
Photosmart 1215 & 1218 Printer series (HP 45, 78 ink cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded.
3. On the control panel, press the Right arrow in the Menu button until ‘Print a Test Page’ is displayed.
4. Press the OK/Yes button.
Photosmart 1315 Printer series (HP 45, 78 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Press the Up/Down arrow button to highlight ‘Print a Test Page’. Then press the tick symbol button.
Photosmart 2570, 2575xi Printer series (HP 95-99 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Make sure the printer is on and loaded with unused, plain, white paper.
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Press Setup. The Setup Menu appears.
Press the Down-arrow button to select the Print Report Menu , and then press OK . The Self-Test Report
option displays.
Press OK to print the self-test report.
Evaluate test pattern. The color stair-step patterns at top-left are printed by the color cartridge. The black
stair-step pattern at top-right is printed by the black cartridge.
NOTE: Assuming electrical contacts are clean, if the self test page prints but regular/normal printing is not
possible, then one of the ink cartridges is likely electrically damaged and may need to be replaced.
Photosmart 2605, 2608, 2610, 2610xi, 2613, 2710, 2710xi, 2575, 2575xi (HP 94-99 ink cartridges)
Extended Self-Test (may only work with electrically good cartridges):
1. Press * and # keys at same time
2. Enter 124 (or 1234)
3. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Special Reports. Select Enter.
4. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘extended self test’.
a. Select Enter to print test print - evaluate test print.
5. Or using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘pen electrical test’.
a. Select Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle electrical test print.
6. Or if supported, using left/right arrow keys, navigate to System Menu. Select Enter.
a. Navigate to ‘print-mech button tap’ menu.
b. Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until code = 41’ is displayed.
c. Select Ok. Within one minute the Tap 41 diagnostic test pattern should be initiated and print.
Refer to video to help evaluate test pattern.
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http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741 Refer to 2 video for guidance on how to read the diagnostic test
pattern.
NOTE 1: A good HP 56 black cartridge should display 432 good nozzles, while a good HP 57/58 color ink
cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
NOTE 2: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to video.
Photosmart 3110, 3210, 3210xi, 3310, 3310xi Printer series (HP 02 Cartridges)
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics – See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2391
9. Press * and # keys simultaneously.
10. “Enter Special Key Combo” will be displayed.
11. Press 123 to display the ‘Support/Service’ menu.
12. At ‘Support/Service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 3 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
13. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
14. Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed. Use
the Left Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
15. Select Ok. The test page prints.
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16. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’
will state “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have
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failed and may need to be replaced (if part is still available). It is suggested to perform the ‘Printer
Reset’ procedure below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Printer Reset (i.e. “Ink System Failure” message)
10. Press and Hold the * key.
11. While holding the * key, press # key and then release both keys.
12. “Enter Special Key Combo” will be displayed.
13. Press 123 to display the ‘Support’ menu.
14. Using the > arrow button scroll to ‘System Config Menu’.
15. Press arrow (>) key to display ‘Hardware Failure Status’ and press OK.
16. Keep pressing ‘OK’ until ‘Hardware Failure Status Cleared’. Press Cancel until ‘Continue’ is displayed.
17. Press Cancel as many times until the ‘Welcome To Photosmart Express’ is displayed (or ‘Ink System
Failure’ message is no longer displayed).
18. Turn Off your printer by unplugging the power cord from the back of the printer. Wait for 1 minute before
turning your printer back “ON.” If asked, press “OK” to continue and allow the One Time Ink Initialization
to proceed. Once the printer is settled down, try printing a sample page
Photosmart 5510, 5511, 5512, 5514, 5515, 6510, 6512, 6515, 7510, 7515 (HP 564 cartridges):
NOTE: If this service menu access procedure does not work refer to ‘Photosmart Plus B Series’ printers
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
1. Using two fingers, gently tap the ‘Return’ and ‘Home’ keys on touchscreen until the Engineering
Menu is displayed (for example, press the button 3-4 times each in alternating succession).
Using arrow keys navigate to Service Menu.
……..or if a keypad is available: Press * and # keys simultaneously. Service Menu should be
displayed.
2. Use arrow keys to advance to the Special Reports Menu. Select OK.
3. Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
4. ‘Code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
5. When ‘code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
NOTE: The Tap 10 self-test print may also be initiated via ‘code = 10’ (use to verify all nozzles are firing)
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pen
OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD has likely failed and may need to be
replaced. Re-seat PRINTHEAD and repeat ‘Tap 41’ test to verify connectivity is not the issue.
Photosmart 5520, 5522, 5524, 5525, 6520, 7520, 7525 – with Touchscreens (HP 564 Cartridges):
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics (NOTE: applies to touchscreen printer models only):
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Press ‘Return’ button (lower left side) four (4) times until ‘Support’ menu is displayed.
At ‘Support’ Menu, using the arrow key, navigate to the ‘Service Menu’, press Ok.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘Special Reports’ Menu. Select OK.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
‘code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
When ‘Code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pxx
Sxxxxx: Pxx Ox”….which translated means “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed
then the PRINTHEAD may have electrically failed and may need to be replaced.
NOTE: For “printhead” error messages or for no-printing conditions, it is suggested to remove the
PRINTHEAD and clean the rear electrical contacts; also inspect and clean electrical mating contacts on
carriage assembly. Reinstall PRINTHEAD and test to verify connectivity is not the issue. Click here for
more information: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1451
Printer Reset (i.e. use in the event of “Incompatible Printhead” or “Ink System Failure” message, etc.):
1. Remove ink cartridges from printer.
2. Access the Service menu – refer to suggested methods provided above.
3. Support Menu should be displayed. Navigate to the ‘Resets Menu’, press Ok.
4. Navigate to the ‘Semi-Full Reset’. This will restore the printer back to the factory default setting…you will
need to re-configure printer following this action (i.e. similar to when you first purchased and set-up the
printer).
5. Reinstall ink cartridges and test.
Photosmart 7150 Printer (HP 56, 57, 58 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
2. Press and hold the Power button.
3. Press the Resume button four times.
4. Release the Power button.
Photosmart 7200, 7260, 7400 & 7450 Printer Series (HP 56, 57, 58 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
2. Press and hold the Power button.
3. Press the Save button four times.
4. Release the Power button.
Photosmart 7350 Printer (HP 56, 57, 58 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
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Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
On the control panel, press the Right/Left arrow button in the Tools button several times until ‘Print a
Test Page’ is displayed.
Press the OK/Yes button.
Photosmart 7550 Printer (HP 56, 57, 58 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Press the Up/Down arrow button to display the ‘Tools’ menu. Then press the OK button.
5. Press the Down arrow button to highlight ‘Print a Test Page’. Then press the OK button.
Photosmart 7600 Printer series (HP 56, 57, 58 ink cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded.
3. On the control panel, press the Right arrow in the Menu button until ‘Print a Test Page’ is displayed.
4. Press the OK/Yes button.
Photosmart 7700 & 7960 Printer series (HP 56, 57, 58 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Tray.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Press the Up/Down arrow button to display the Tools menu. Then press the OK button.
5. Press the Down arrow button to highlight Print a Test Page. Then press the OK button.
Photosmart 7800 & 7850 Printer series (HP 92-95, 99 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Press and hold the OK button, and then press the Left Arrow button once.
2. Release the buttons. The internal test page prints.
Photosmart 8000 Printer Series (HP 02 cartridges)
Internal Test Print:
1. Press the Menu button, press the Right Arrow button to select ‘Tools’, and then press ‘OK’.
2. Press the Right Arrow button several times to select ‘Print Test Page’, and then press ‘OK’. The test page
prints.
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics – See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2377
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons.
4. You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo is: press and
release in sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then “Red Eye Removal”
5. Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says ‘Special Reports’.
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Select Ok, then press the arrow button until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed.
Select Ok. The test page prints.
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state "Pen Status: Pen OK"………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed
(unfortunately the PRINTHEAD is not replaceable). It is suggested to perform the 'Printer Reset' procedure
below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Photosmart 8049, 8050, 8100, 8150, 8400, 8450 Printer series (HP 94/95-99 cartridges)
NOTE: Depending on printer model, use either procedure below to gain access into the service menu.
Internal Test Print:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure plain paper is loaded.
3. Press the Menu button.
4. Press the Up/Down arrow button to display the ‘Tools’ menu. Then press the OK button.
5. Press the Down arrow button to highlight ‘Print a Test Page’. Then press the OK button.
Customer Diagnostic Test:
1. Make sure the main tray is loaded with full size media, and that the tray selector is in the main tray
position (the lever is all the way out).
2. Press and hold Cancel and Save. Hold both buttons for about five seconds.
3. The Service menu displays on the control panel. Scroll to Customer Diagnostic Test and press OK. The
diagnostic test page prints - evaluate nozzle stair-step test patterns.
Pen Electrical Test:
1. Press and hold Cancel and Save. Hold both buttons for about five seconds. The Service menu displays on
the control panel.
2. Scroll to Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘pen electrical test’.
3. Select Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle test pattern.
4. Check for presence of ‘Current Error’ & ‘Previous Error’ messages (see page 1).
Tap 41/43 Diagnostics Test – Photosmart 8450 only (need to validate)
1. To enter the Manufacturing Tests menu, press the 3 small, round buttons on the front panel
simultaneously for >5secs: ‘OK’, ‘CANCEL’, & ‘SELECT PHOTOS’ (…or ‘Print Photos’)
2. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Special Reports (or System Menu). Select Enter.
3. Navigate to ‘Perform Tap Test' menu.
4. Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 41' (or attempt ‘code = 43’
if nothing prints using ‘41’) is displayed.
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Select Ok. Within one minute the Tap 41 (or 43) diagnostic test pattern should be initiated and print.
Refer to video to help evaluate test pattern. Refer to 2nd video for guidance on how to read the
diagnostic test pattern: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741
NOTE 1: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98 black ink
cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to video.
Error Bypass Procedure – Photosmart 8450 only (need to validate)
1. To enter the Manufacturing Tests menu, press the 3 small, round buttons on the front panel
simultaneously for >5secs: ‘OK’, ‘CANCEL’, & ‘SELECT PHOTOS’ (...or 'Print Photos')
2. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Reports Menu (or System Menu). Select 'pen electrical test'.
3. Select Level 1, 2, or 3. Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle electrical test print.
NOTE 2: Pen recovery level 1, 2 or 3 clears cartridge errors, unblocking the printer to permit you to print the TEST
PAGE with the normal MENU / TOOLS /PRINT TEST PAGE choice to aid in printer evaluation.
Photosmart 8200 Printer series – No Keypad Display (HP 02 cartridges)
Test Page:
1. Make sure the main tray is loaded with clean, plain white paper.
2. Press Menu, and then press the Down Arrow button to scroll down to Tools. Press OK .
3. Press the Down Arrow button to scroll to Print Test Page, and then press OK. The report prints.
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics – See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2377
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons.
4. You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo is: press and release in
sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then “Red Eye Removal”
5. Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says ‘Special Reports’.
6. Select Ok, then press the arrow button until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
7. Select Ok (code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow (>) until ‘code = 43’ is displayed.
1. Select Ok. The test page prints.
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2. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’ will
state "Pen Status: Pen OK"………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed
(unfortunately the PRINTHEAD is not replaceable). It is suggested to perform the 'Printer Reset' procedure
below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Printer Reset Procedure (for “Ink System Failure Message”):
1. Turn ON the printer.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
Release both buttons.
You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo is: press and release in
sequence the ‘Red Eye Removal’, ‘Print Photos’, and then ‘Red Eye Removal’.
Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration
Menu”. Select Ok.
Using arrow keys scroll to “Hardware failure status”. Press OK to clear
If you still see the error message, click “Cancel” repeatedly until the ‘error’ message is no longer
displayed.
Photosmart 8750 Professional Photo Printer (HP 96-99 cartridges)
Extended Self Test (Tap 10 Test Page):
1. Load plain paper.
2. Press and hold Layout and the Right Arrow button for several seconds until Tap Test #0 displays on the
control panel.
3. Press the Layout button once. Tap Test #10 displays on the control panel.
4. Press OK. The 10-tap test prints. Evaluate stair-step patterns for missing nozzles.
or……
1. Load plain paper.
2. Press the Menu button on the printer control panel.
3. Press the Right arrow button six times.
4. Confirm the display says Print a test page.
5. Press the Select Photo button on the control panel to print the test page.
HP Photosmart B/C/D Series Printers
Photosmart C3100, C3110, C3125, C3135, C3140, C3150, C3170, C3173, C3175, C3180, C3183, C3188, C3190,
C3193, C3194 (HP 92/93/99 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page (might only work with electrically good cartridges):
1. Press and hold the CANCEL button.
2. Press the COLOR COPY button. Release both buttons.
3. The self test prints. The printed pattern will verify printer is generally functional. Inspect color bars to
verify proper nozzle/jetting health.
Tap 43 Cartridge Health Diagnostics Test (validation in process; might only work with electrically good cartridges):
1. Press and HOLD the CANCEL (X) button.
2. Depress the COLOR COPY button four (4) times, then…
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4.
Depress the SCAN (START SCAN) button three (3) times.
Release the CANCEL (X) button. The test prints.
5.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98 black ink
nd
cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to 2 video at link below on how to interpret the test pattern:
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741.
Photosmart C4100 Printer series, C4180 (HP 92/93/95/98/99 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Press and hold the CANCEL button.
2. Press the COLOR COPY button. Release both buttons.
3. The self test prints. The printed pattern will verify printer is generally functional. Inspect color bars to
verify proper nozzle/jetting health.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (Reference video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741):
1. Press and HOLD the ‘LEFT ARROW’ button.
2. Press the ‘Setup’ button (wrench icon). Release both buttons.
a. Or alternatively, press the following five (5) buttons simultaneously: ‘Photosmart
Express’ + ‘Photo Fix’ + ‘Reprints’ + ‘Photos’ + ‘Help’
3. At “Enter Special Key Combo” menu, select ‘OK’. ‘Support’ menu should be displayed.
4. Click the Right Arrow until ‘Reports Menu’ is displayed.
5. Select Ok. Click Right Arrow until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
6. Select Ok. (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 41’ is displayed.
7. Select Ok. The test page prints. Refer to video on how to read the test print.
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP
92/94/96/98 black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. Refer to video link above.
Printer Reset:
1. Press and HOLD the ‘LEFT ARROW’ button.
2. Press the ‘Setup’ button (wrench icon). Release both buttons.
3. At “Enter Special Key Combo” menu, select ‘OK’. ‘Support’ menu should be displayed.
4. Click the Right Arrow until ‘Resets Menu’ is displayed.
5. Select Ok. Click Right Arrow until the ‘Semi-Full Reset’ is displayed.
6. Select Ok. The printer will be restored to the factory default settings.
Photosmart C4200-C4300 Printer series (HP 74/75 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Press and hold the CANCEL button.
2. Press the COLOR COPY button. Release both buttons.
3. The self test prints. The printed pattern will verify printer is generally functional. Inspect color bars to
verify proper nozzle/jetting health.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=536):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
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3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
If any lights are blinking, first press ‘Cancel’ to attempt to clear.
Press and HOLD the ‘Cancel’ button, press ‘Ok’ button once.
At ‘Mfg Commands’ menu, click Right Arrow once until ‘uiaux service’ menu is displayed.
At ‘uiaux service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 3 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until code = 41’ is displayed. Use the Left
Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
Select Ok. The test page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 75/75XL color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 74/74XL black
ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles.
Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only)
1. With the error message displayed at printers LCD screen, press and hold the Power and Cancel buttons
down together.
2. When it says “Enter Special Key Combo”, press the blue button (Scan), Green button (Color Copy), then
the grey button (Copy Black).
3. Press the green button (bottom or Copy Color) several times until display says “Information Menu”.
4. Press the green button (Copy Color), then the grey button (Copy Black); now it says “checksum for relock
data input”.
5. Wait a few seconds for a random number to appear on display (i.e. “checksum for relock data input:
3865”).
6. Press the Cancel button three (3) times; code may or may not disappear.
7. Attempt to send emergency print job thru; in most cases the cartridge error message will immediately
return.
Photosmart C4400-C4500 Printer series (HP 74/75 ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Press and hold the CANCEL button.
2. Press the COLOR COPY button. Release both buttons.
3. The self test prints. The printed pattern will verify printer is generally functional. Inspect color bars to
verify proper nozzle/jetting health.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=536):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press Cancel to attempt to clear.
3. Press and HOLD the Cancel button, press Ok button once.
4. At ‘Mfg Commands’ menu, click Right Arrow once until ‘uiaux service’ menu is displayed.
5. At ‘uiaux service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 3 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
6. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
7. Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until code = 41’ is displayed. Use the Left
Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
8. Select Ok. The test page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 75/75XL color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 74/74XL black
ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles.
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Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only)
1. With the cartridge error message displayed at printers LCD screen, press and hold the Power and Cancel
buttons down together.
2. When it says "Enter Special Key Combo", press the blue button (top), then the green button (bottom),
then the grey button (middle).
3. Press the grey button (middle) several times until display says "information menu".
4. Press the OK button, then the grey button (middle); now it says "checksum for relock data input".
5. Wait a few seconds for a random number to appear on display (i.e. “checksum for relock data input:
8072”).
6. Press the Cancel button three (3) times; the 4-digit code should disappear on the first Cancel button push.
7. Attempt to send emergency print job thru; in most cases the cartridge error message will immediately
return.
NOTE: with a marginally performing ink cartridge, this typically results in allowing 1 entire print job to be
printed at a time. If this does not permit any print operations then the cartridge has severe internal
electrical damage and will need to be replaced.
Photosmart C4600, C4700 & D110a Printer series (HP 60/60XL ink cartridges)
Self Test Page:
1. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
2. Touch the lower-left corner of the control panel 4 times until Support Menu displays on the control panel,
and then touch OK.
NOTE:
The OK button becomes visible when you access the Support Menu
Illustration highlighting lower-left corner of the control panel
3.
4.
Touch the Menu button next to Support in the upper-right corner of the control panel ( ) until Reports
Menu displays, and then touch OK.
Touch the button in the upper-right corner of the control panel (
) until Printer Status Report displays,
and then touch OK. The self-test report should print.
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics: (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=434)
1. Using two fingers, gently tap the 'Return' and 'Home' keys on touchscreen until the ‘Support’
Menu is displayed (for example, press the button 3-4 times each in alternating succession).
2. At ‘Support’ menu, select the upper right button until the ‘Reports Menu’ is visible. Select OK.
3. Press upper right button until ‘print mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
4. Press OK, the ‘code = 0’ menu should be displayed.
5. Use arrows keys to change value to 'code = 41' (i.e. press and hold right arrow key). When 'code = 41',
select 'OK'.
NOTE 1: The Tap 10 self-test print may also be initiated via 'code = 10'
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The diagnostic ‘tap 41’ test pattern will print.
NOTE 2: A good HP 60 color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60 black ink cartridge
should show 336 good nozzles).
Cartridge Error Bypass Procedure: (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=434)
1. Using two fingers, gently tap the ‘Cancel’ (X) and ‘OK’ keys on touchscreen until the Support Menu is
displayed (for example, press the button 3-4 times each in rapid alternating succession).
2. Select OK. The Support Firmware Menu should be displayed.
3. Select Top Right Key (button) once to display the Information Menu.
4. Select OK.
5. Press the Top Right Key (button) 15 times until ‘checksum for relock data input’ is displayed.
6. Select OK.
7. After a few seconds the service menu will be automatically exited and you will be returned to the top
level menu.
NOTE: The printer error register has now been cleared and a single print job can be accepted (results will
vary by printer model and error type).
Photosmart C5100, C5140, C5150, C5175, C5180, C5183, C5185, C5188, C5190, D7100, D7460 Printer Series – NO
keypad display (HP 02/363 ink cartridges)
Basic Printer Reset:
1. Turn ON printer.
2. While the printer is Turned ON, remove the power cord from the back of the printer.
3. Wait for 10 seconds.
4. Plug the power cord back into the printer, and while doing this press and hold the “HELP” and “OK”
buttons.
5. The printer should turn ON automatically and will start to reset. If not, turn ON the printer manually to
initiate the reset.
Internal Self Test Page:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on.
3. Load plain paper.
4. Press the Home button to access the Home screen.
5. Press the Left/Right arrow button to highlight Settings. Then press the OK button.
6. Press the Up/Down arrow button to display the Tools menu. Then press the OK button.
7. Press the Up/Down arrow button to highlight Print Test Page.
8. Press the OK button to begin printing the test page.
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Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics - See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2377
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons.
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4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo is: press and release in
sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then “Red Eye Removal”
Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says ‘Special Reports’.
Select Ok, then press the arrow button until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed.
Select Ok. The test page prints.
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’ will
state "Pen Status: Pen OK"………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed
and may need to be replaced (if part is still available). It is suggested to perform the 'Printer Reset'
procedure below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Printer Reset Procedure (for “Ink System Failure Message”):
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons.
4. You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo
is: press and release in sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then
“Red Eye Removal”
5. Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration
Menu”. Select Ok.
6. Using arrow keys scroll to “Hardware failure status”. Press OK to clear.
7. Press CANCEL
8. Press CANCEL
9. Press CANCEL
10. Turn printer off, unplug power cord for 2 minutes, plug cord back in then turn printer back on.
11. Test printer by sending a print job.
Photosmart D7345, D7355, D7360, D7363 & D7368 Printers – NO keypad display (HP 02/363 ink cartridges)
Internal Self Test Page:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on.
3. Load plain paper.
4. Touch the home icon in the upper left-hand corner to access the home screen.
5. Touch Settings on the screen.
6. Touch Tools on the screen.
7. Touch the Up/Down arrow on the right of the screen to scroll for more options.
8. Touch Print Test Page to begin printing the test page.
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Photosmart C5200-C5500 Printer series (HP 74/75 ink cartridges)
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=536):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press Cancel to attempt to clear.
3. Press and HOLD the Cancel button, press Ok button once.
4. At ‘Mfg Commands’ menu, click Right Arrow once until ‘uiaux service’ menu is displayed.
5. At ‘uiaux service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 3 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
6. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
7. Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until code = 41’ is displayed. Use the Left
Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
3. Select Ok. The test page prints.
NOTE: A good HP 75/75XL color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 74/74XL black
ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles.
Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only - see video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=536):
1. Press ‘Red Eye Removal’ & ‘Print Photo’ buttons simultaneously
2. “Enter Special Key Combo” should be displayed on the screen.
3. Press and release in sequence ‘Red Eye Removal’, ‘Print Photos’, then ‘Red Eye Removal’
4. Display should read ‘Support’ and display the FW rev XXXXX.
5. Press ‘Right Arrow’ button until ‘Information Menu’ is displayed. Press OK.
6. Press ‘Left Arrow’ button to display "checksum for relock data input”.
7. Select OK, a four (4) or five (5) digit number will be displayed (i.e. “checksum for relock data input:
53588”).
8. Press the Cancel button once (the 4/5 digit number should disappear); press Cancel two more times.
9. Attempt to send emergency print job thru; in most cases the cartridge error message will immediately
return.
NOTE: with a marginally performing ink cartridge, this typically results in allowing 1 entire print job to be
printed at a time. If this does not permit any print operations then the cartridge has severe internal
electrical damage and will need to be replaced.
Photosmart C6100, C6150, C6175, C6180, C6183, C6185, C6188, C7200, C7280, C8100 Printer Series – printers
with a keypad display (HP 02/HP 363 ink cartridges)
Self-Test Page:
1. Load letter, A4, or legal, unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. Press the Setup button.
3. Press
to select Print Report and then press OK .
4. Self-Test Report is selected. Press OK and the self-test diagnostic page prints.
or……..
1.
2.
Touch Setup on the display.
Touch Tools.
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Touch Self-Test diagnostic page. The self-test diagnostic page prints.
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Tap 10 Extended Self-Test:
1. Press * and # keys simultaneously.
2. Enter ‘123’ on keypad.
3. At ‘Service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 7 times until ‘Special Reports’ menu is displayed.
4. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
5. Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 10’ is displayed (or enter 10
on keypad).
6. Select Ok. The extended self-test (‘Tap 10’) page prints.
7. Printed pattern verifies printer is generally functional. Inspect color bars.
NOTE: As an option, you may just select ‘extended self test’ under the Reports menu.
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics – See Video Procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2391
1. Press * and # keys simultaneously.
2. Enter ‘123’ on keypad.
3. At ‘Service’ menu, click the Right Arrow 7 times until Special Reports menu is displayed.
4. Select Ok, then click Right Arrow 2 times until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
5. Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed. Use the
Left Arrow if you need to decrease numerical count.
6. Select Ok. The ‘Tap 43’ diagnostic test page prints.
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7. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’ will
state “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed
and may need to be replaced (if part is still available). It is suggested to perform the ‘Printer Reset’
procedure below to first rule out printer firmware related problem.
Printer Reset Procedure (i.e. for “Ink System Failure Message”):
1. Press * and # keys simultaneously.
2. Enter ‘123’ on keypad.
3. At ‘Service’ menu, click the Right Arrow until ‘System Configuration Menu’ is
displayed.
4. Select ‘Ok’.
5. Using arrow keys scroll to ‘Hardware failure status’. Press OK to clear.
6. Press CANCEL
7. Press CANCEL
8. Press CANCEL
9. Turn printer off, unplug power cord for 2 minutes, plug cord back in then turn printer back on.
10. Test printer by sending a print job.
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Photosmart D5000, D5060, D5065, & D5069 (HP 95, 98, 99, 100 Cartridges)
Internal Self Test:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on.
3. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Main Tray.
4. Press and hold the OK button.
5. Press and release the Left arrow button once. The printer display shows ‘10’ briefly.
6. Release the OK button to print the Test Page.
Photosmart D5100, D5145, D5155, & D5160 (HP 95, 98, 99, 100 Cartridges)
Internal Self Test:
1. Ensure that the memory card has been removed from the memory card slot.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on.
3. Make sure the CD tray is closed.
4. Make sure plain paper is loaded in the In Main Tray.
5. Press and hold the OK button.
6. Press and release the Left arrow button once. The printer display shows ‘10’ briefly.
7. Release the OK button to print the Test Page.
Photosmart C5300, C5324, C5370, C5373, C5380, C5383, C5388, C5390, C5393, C6300, C6324, C6340, C6350,
C6375, C6380, C6383, C6388, B8550, D5400, D5445, D5460, D5463, D5468, D7560, Pro B8550, Pro B8553, Pro
B8558 Printers (HP 564 Cartridges) -- procedures still being validated on some printer models.
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons - screen should display “Enter Special Key Combo”
4. Press and release in sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then “Red Eye
Removal”
5. Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says ‘Special Reports’.
6. Select Ok, then press the arrow button until the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu is displayed.
7. Select Ok (Code = 0 will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 41’ is displayed.
8. Select Ok. The test page prints. If not, repeat steps 2-7 and enter ‘code = 43’, select Ok.
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9. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD ‘Pen Status’ will
state "Pen Status: Pen OK"………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed
and may need to be replaced (as available). It is suggested to perform the 'Printer Reset' procedure below
to rule out printer firmware related problem.
a.
b.
If Step 2. does not allow service menu access, then press the 'Return' and 'Home' keys simultaneously so
the Engineering Menu is displayed [or depress the 'Return' button four (4) times]
Select Service Menu. Use arrow keys to advance to the Special Reports Menu. Select OK. Perform steps
6-9.
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NOTE: The Tap 10 extended self-test print may also be initiated via ‘code = 10’ (use to verify ink nozzle/jetting
performance for each color).
Self Test Page:
1.
2.
3.
Press CANCEL and START COPY BLACK buttons simultaneously.
Release both buttons. The self test prints.
Printing of the self test will verify the printer is functional. Verify
normal ink color performance (pictured below).
Printer Reset Procedure (for “Ink System Failure” / “Incompatible Printhead” messages):
1. Turn ON the printer.
2. Press and Hold the “Print Photos” & “Red Eye Removal” buttons.
3. Release both buttons.
4. You will see a new screen that says, “Enter Special Key Combo”… The Key combo
is: press and release in sequence the “Red Eye Removal”, “Print Photos”, and then
“Red Eye Removal”
5. Scroll through the menu by pressing the right arrow button until the display says “System Configuration
Menu”. Select Ok.
6. Using arrow keys scroll to “Hardware failure status”. Press OK to clear
7. If you still see the error message, click “Cancel” repeatedly until the 'error' message is no longer
displayed.
PhotoSmart Premium C309c, C309a, C309n, C310a, C310b, C310c, C410a, Touchsmart Web, PhotoSmart
Premium Web C309n (HP 564 cartridges):
NOTE: If this service menu access procedure does not work then refer to ‘Photosmart Plus B series’ printers
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
1. Using two fingers, gently tap the ‘Return’ and ‘Home’ keys on touchscreen until the Engineering
Menu is displayed (for example, press the button 3-4 times each in alternating succession).
Using arrow keys navigate to Service Menu.
2. ……..or if a keypad is available: Press * and # keys simultaneously. Service Menu should be
displayed.
3. Use arrow keys to advance to the Special Reports Menu. Select OK.
4. Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
5. ‘Code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
6. When ‘code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
i.
7.
NOTE: The Tap 10 self-test print may also be initiated via ‘code = 10’ (use to verify all nozzles are
firing)
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pen
OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD has likely failed and may need to be
replaced. Re-seat PRINTHEAD and repeat ‘Tap 41’ test to verify connectivity is not the issue.
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PhotoSmart Plus B209a, B210a, B210b, B210c, B210d, B210e, C510 eStation (HP 564 cartridges):
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
1. Access the Service Menu (2 different methods depending on printer model); the ‘Support/Manufacturing’
menu will be displayed once entry is successful:
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
a.
Press ‘Down’ arrow, press ‘Cancel’, then press the ‘Return’ button (older non-touchscreen
models)
b.
Use a random button pressing technique to gain access to ‘Support
Menu’ (newer touchscreen models – i.e. HP Photosmart Plus).
Beginning with the ‘Return’ button, alternatively press the ‘Return’
and ‘Home’ buttons 3-4 times each, then press the ‘Left Arrow’ button
every so often, until the ‘Support’ menu is displayed.
NOTE 1: this can be somewhat tricky to perform successfully.
NOTE 2: If the Manufacturing Menu is displayed, select ‘Underware’ Menu – select ‘Ok’,
scroll to ‘System’ menu – select ‘Ok’, the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu will be displayed.
See step 4.
At the ‘Support’ menu, use arrow key to navigate to the ‘Service Menu’, press Ok.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘Special Reports’ Menu. Select OK.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
‘Code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
When ‘code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The ‘Tap 41’ diagnostic test pattern will print.
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pen
Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD has likely failed and may
need to be replaced. Re-seat PRINTHEAD and test to verify connectivity is not the issue.
Printer Reset (i.e. use in the event of “Incompatible Printhead” or “Ink System Failure” message, etc.):
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove ink cartridges from printer.
Access the Service menu – refer to suggested methods provided above.
Support Menu should be displayed. Navigate to the ‘Resets Menu’, press Ok.
Navigate to the ‘Semi-Full Reset’. This will restore the printer back to the factory default setting…you will
need to re-configure printer following this action (i.e. similar to when you first purchased and set-up the
printer).
Reinstall ink cartridges and test.
HP Officejet Printers
Officejet and LX
Officejet 300 series, 700 series, T series, D series, K series, G series, V series, 4100 series, 5100 series, 6100
series, 7100 series (HP 45/78 ink cartridges)
Self Test Print: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
1. On the front panel of the product, press Menu (or Setup).
2. Press the Right Arrow until Print Reports displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
3. Press the Right Arrow until Self-Test Report displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
Printer Error Reset:
1. Open the printer/cover as if replacing the cartridge and allow the carriage assembly to move to the
cartridges access/loading position.
2. Unplug the power cable from the rear of printer and close the printer’s cover.
3. While depressing the power button, plug in the power cable. Keep the power button pressed for about
10-15 seconds, allowing the error flag to reset.
4. After printer powers on, cycle printer power once again and allow printer to fully initialize (may take ~5
minutes for the message/error condition to disappear).
NOTE: If ink cartridge error persists then replace ink cartridge.
Officejet 4100 series (HP 56/57/28 ink cartridges)
Self Test Print: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
1. On the front panel of the product, press Menu (or Setup).
2. Press the Right Arrow until Print Reports displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
3. Press the Right Arrow until Self-Test Report displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
4. Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 21/27/56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 22/28/57/58
color ink cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
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REFERENCE: Tap 43 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
OfficeJet 4620 (HP 564 cartridges):
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics:
1. Use a random button pressing technique to gain access to ‘Support
Menu’. Beginning with the ‘Forward’ button, alternatively press the
‘Forward’ and ‘Return’ buttons 3-4 times each, then press the ‘Cancel’
button every so often, until the ‘Support’ menu is displayed.
a. NOTE 1: this can be somewhat tricky to perform successfully.
b. NOTE 2: If the Manufacturing Menu comes up, select ‘Underware’ Menu – select ‘Ok’, scroll to
‘System’ menu – select ‘Ok’, the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu will be displayed. See step 4.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
At ‘Support’ Menu, using the down arrow key, navigate to the ‘Reports Menu’, press Ok.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘Special Reports’ Menu. Select OK.
Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print-mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
‘Code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
When ‘Code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
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Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pxx
Sxxxxx: Pxx Ox”….which translated means “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed
then the PRINTHEAD may have electrically failed and may need to be replaced.
NOTE: For “printhead” error messages or for no-printing conditions, it is suggested to remove the
PRINTHEAD and clean the rear electrical contacts; also inspect and clean electrical mating contacts on
carriage assembly. Reinstall PRINTHEAD and test to verify connectivity is not the issue. Click here for
more information: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1451
Printer Reset (i.e. use in the event of “Incompatible Printhead” or “Ink System Failure” message, etc.):
1. Remove ink cartridges from printer.
2. Press ‘Down’ arrow, press ‘Cancel’, then press the ‘Return’ button.
3. Support/Manufacturing Menu should be displayed. Navigate to the ‘Resets Menu’, press Ok.
4. Navigate to the ‘Semi-Full Reset’. This will restore the printer back to the factory default setting…you will
need to re-configure printer following this action (i.e. similar to when you first purchased and set-up the
printer).
5. Reinstall ink cartridges and test.
Officejet 5100 series (HP 15/78 ink cartridges)
Self Test Print: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
1. On the front panel of the product, press Menu (or Setup).
2. Press the Right Arrow until Print Reports displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
3. Press the Right Arrow until Self-Test Report displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
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Officejet 5500 (56/57 cartridges)
Self Test Print:
1. From the front panel, press Setup, press 1, and then press 4.
2. Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 57/58 color ink
cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: Tap 43 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Officejet 5600 (HP 22/27/56/58 cartridges)
Self Test Print:
1. Press the Setup Button located on the bottom center of the control panel, beneath the LED readout.
2. Press 2 to select “Print Reports”
3. Press 6 to select “Self-Test Report” on the number keypad
4. Examine the resulting self-test page that prints. There should be lines extending all the way across the
page in black, yellow, cyan and magenta. A missing black line indicates a problem with the black or photo
cartridge. Faded, streaked or missing lines in the other colors indicates a problem with the color ink
cartridge. Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 21/27/56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 22/28/57/58
color ink cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: Tap 43 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Officejet 6100 Series, 6110xi (HP 56/57/58 ink cartridges)
Self Test Print: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&docname=bpu00734
1. On the front panel of the product, press Menu (or Setup).
2. Press the Right Arrow until Print Reports displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
3. Press the Right Arrow until Self-Test Report displays, and then press Enter, Start, or OK.
Extended Self-Test (printer models with keypads only):
1. Press * and # keys at same time
2. Enter 124 (or 1234). The ‘Underware’ menu should be displayed.
3. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘Special Reports’. Select Enter.
4. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘extended self test’.
a. Select Enter to print test print - evaluate test print.
5. Or using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘pen electrical test’.
a. Select Enter to print test - evaluate nozzle electrical test print.
6. Or if supported, using left/right arrow keys, navigate to System Menu. Select Enter.
7. Navigate to ‘print-mech button tap’ menu.
8. Select Ok (“code = 0” will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until “code = 41” is displayed.
a. If nothing prints, then repeat test using “code = 43”.
9. Select Ok. Within one minute the Tap 41 (or Tap 43) diagnostic test pattern should be initiated and print.
Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
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NOTE: A good HP 21/27/56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP
22/28/57/58 color ink cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: Tap 43 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Officejet 6200 / 6300 / 7200 / 7300 / 7400 Printer Series (HP 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 ink cartridges)
Internal Self Test Report:
1. Press setup.
2. Scroll to print reports.
3. Scroll to ‘self test report’. Press OK.
4. The test page will print.
The Test page includes a nozzle pattern with a rectangular outline and solid well defined lines. If
there are random misdirected or partially complete short segments (the ones about 1/8" long) this
would indicate a problem with the printhead nozzles which may be corrected with nozzle cleaning. If
there are missing nozzles in regular patterns then the issue could be electrical, and may be corrected
by cleaning the electrical flex cable contacts inside the printer and the cartridge’s rear electrical (gold)
contacts. Refer to cleaning procedures: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics:
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press Cancel to attempt to clear.
3. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
4. Enter 124 (or 123) at keypad. The ‘Underware’ menu should be displayed.
5. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the System Menu (on some models you may need to go to ‘Reports
Menu’). Select Ok.
6. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the 'print-mech button tap'. Select Ok. Should display “code = 0”.
7. Use the arrow keys to enter “code = 41” (or just enter 41 on keypad). Select Ok. The Tap 41 diagnostic
test pattern prints. Refer to 2nd video at link below on how to analyze the printed diagnostic pattern.
REFERENCE: Tap 41 Diagnostics [HP Deskjet 6900 -use HP 93 thru 97 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1741
NOTE: A good HP 93/95/97 color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 92/94/96/98
black ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles. On some models you may remove the tri-color cartridge,
reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only; refer to 3rd video here- http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=544):
1. Remove ink cartridges from printer:
2. press 4 + # + OK simultaneously, this should display the Information Menu.
3. Using the navigation arrow keys, go to CHECKSUM FOR RELOCK DATA INPUT
4. Install ink cartridges.
5. Press Ok five (5) times.
6. Exit by pressing the Cancel (X) Button.
7. Attempt to send emergency print job thru to printer. If this doesn’t work the 1st time you may need to
repeat 2 or 3 times to ensure relock data clears.
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NOTE: with a marginally performing ink cartridge, this typically results in allowing 1 entire print job to be
printed at a time. If this does not permit any print operations then the cartridge has severe internal
electrical damage and will need to be replaced.
Officejet 6500 Printer series (HP 920/920XL ink cartridges)
Print Quality Test Report:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Load Letter or A4, unused, plain white paper into the input tray.
Select the ‘Setup’ button.
Using the arrow keys navigate to ‘2. Print Report’
Using the arrow keys navigate to ‘2. Print Quality Report’
Select OK – the test report prints.
Verify each color is solid and dense with no visible streaking.
7.
Perform a 'Clean Printhead' from the printer's control panel menu if print quality issues persist or if you
observe a color shift as there could be an air bubble in one of the ink cartridges, or between the cartridge
and PRINTHEAD (select ‘Setup’ button – Tools menu – ‘Printhead Clean’). Refer to video:
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD electrical performance test (NOTE: only applicable to printer models with keypad,
i.e. 1-9):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
3. Enter 123 at keypad. The ‘Support xxxxxxxx’ menu should be displayed.
4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Reports Menu. Select Ok.
5. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the 'print-mech button tap' menu.
6. Select Ok. Screen should display “code = 0”.
7. Use the arrow keys to enter “code = 43” (or just enter 43 on keypad). Select Ok. The Tap 43
diagnostic test pattern prints.
NOTE 1: On newer printer models you may need to input ‘code = 41’.
NOTE 2: The Tap 10 self-test print (or extended self-test) also be initiated via ‘code = 10’ (use to
verify color output and general ink nozzle performance)
8. Check the 4th line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will
state “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may
have failed and may need to be replaced.
9. Re-seat the PRINTHEAD and repeat ‘Tap 43’ test to verify connectivity is not the issue. Refer to
HP.com for PRINTHEAD removal procedures or general instructions here:
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1495
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Officejet 6500A Printer series (HP 920/920XL ink cartridges)
Print Quality Test Report:
1.
2.
Load Letter or A4, unused, plain white paper into the input tray.
On the product control panel, touch the Right Arrow ( ) to display the second navigation screen.
3.
Touch the Setup icon (
4.
5.
6.
Touch the Down Arrow (
), and then touch Reports.
Touch Print Quality Report. The print quality diagnostic report prints.
Verify each color is solid and dense with no visible streaking.
7.
Perform a 'Clean Printhead' from the printer's control panel menu if print quality issues persist or if you
observe a color shift as there could be an air bubble in one of the ink cartridges, or between the
cartridge and PRINTHEAD. Refer to video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1983
). The Setup Menu displays.
Tap 43 PRINTHEAD electrical performance test (NOTE: only applicable to printer models with keypad,
i.e. 1-9):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
3. Enter 123 (or 124) at keypad. The ‘Support xxxxxxxx’ menu should be displayed.
4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Reports Menu (System Menu on select models).
Select Ok.
5. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the 'print-mech button tap' menu.
6. Select Ok. Screen should display “code = 0”.
7. Use the arrow keys to enter “code = 43” (or just enter 43 on keypad). Select Ok. The Tap 43
diagnostic test pattern prints.
i. NOTE 1: On newer printer models you may need to input ‘code = 41’.
ii. NOTE 2: The Tap 10 self-test print (or extended self-test) also be initiated via ‘code
= 10’ (use to verify color output and general ink nozzle performance)
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8. Check the 4th line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD
will state “Pen Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD
may have failed and may need to be replaced.
9. Re-seat the PRINTHEAD and repeat ‘Tap 43’ test to verify connectivity is not the issue. Refer
to HP.com for PRINTHEAD removal procedures or general instructions here:
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1495
OfficeJet 6600, 6700, 6700 Premium – with Touchscreens (HP 932-933 Cartridges):
Officejet PRO 8600/PRO 8700/PRO 251dw – with Touchscreens (HP 950-951 Cartridges):
Tap 41 PRINTHEAD Health Diagnostics (NOTE: applies to touchscreen printer models only):
8. Press ‘Return’ button (lower left side) four (4) times until ‘Support’ menu is displayed.
9. At ‘Support’ Menu, using the arrow key, navigate to the ‘Service Menu’, press Ok.
10. Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘Special Reports’ Menu. Select OK.
11. Use arrow keys to advance to the ‘print mech button tap’ menu. Select Ok.
12. ‘code = 0’ will be displayed. Use arrows keys to change value to ‘41’ (i.e. press and hold right arrow key).
13. When ‘Code = 41’, select ‘OK’. The diagnostic test pattern will print.
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14. Check the 4 line at the top of the printed report; an electrically good/stable PRINTHEAD will state “Pen
Status: Pen OK”………if any other message is displayed then the PRINTHEAD may have failed and may
need to be replaced. Re-seat PRINTHEAD and/or clean rear electrical contacts and repeat ‘Tap 41’ test to
verify connectivity is not the issue.
Nozzle test (use to determine if all ink cartridge nozzles/printhead is firing all colors properly)
1. Press return arrow 4 times
2. Press support menu
3. Press right arrow 5 times to print diagnostic menu and press ok
4. At nozzle test press ok
Self test/printer status (use to print internal printer settings)
1. Press return arrow 4 times
2. Press support menu
3. Press right hand arrow 7 times to reports menu and press ok
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At self test report press ok
Extended self test (use to evaluate color performance and obtain total page count)
1. Press return arrow 4 times
2. Press support menu
3. Press right hand arrow 7 times to reports menu and press ok
4. Press right hand arrow 1 time to extended selftest and press ok
Print Quality Diagnostic Page (use to determine if printing alignment is correct)
1. Press return arrow 4 times
2. Press support menu
3. Press right hand arrow 7 times to reports menu and press ok
4. Press right hand arrow 2 times to Print Quality diagnostic report and press ok
Print head recovery (runs ‘intensive’ printhead service cleaning routines, i.e. for a clogged printhead)
1. Press home key twice
2. Then return key
3. Then home key twice
4. Then return key
5. Then home key twice……………this will gain access to the Engineering Menu
6. Press the ‘service menu’
7. Press right arrow 4 times to ‘service test’ and press ok
8. Press right arrow:
a. 16 times to ‘print head rec level 1’ (basic recovery)
b. 17 times to ‘print head rec level 2’ (medium recovery)
c. 18 times to ‘print head rec level 3’ (thorough recovery)
9. Press ‘ok’ to activate either of the 3 selections above.
Semi full reset (can be used to help address intermittent or incorrect printer behavior issues)
1. Press return arrow 4 times
2. Press support menu
3. Press right hand arrow 2 times to Resets menu and press ok
4. Press right hand arrow 2 times to semi full reset and press ok (Note: this will return printer to factory
default condition; regional setup will be required following this action)
OfficeJet PRO 8500, 8500A, 8500A Premium (HP 940 Cartridges)
To date, none of the internal servicing procedures have been found to be particularly useful for specifically
diagnosing ink cartridge or printhead related problems. It is suggested to refer to HP.com for advanced printing
issue support.
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HP Officejet J-Series Printers
Officejet J3600 Printer series (HP 21/22 ink cartridges)……….. need to validate procedure
Self-Test Page:
1. Press the Setup Button.
2. Press 2 to select “Print Reports”
3. Press 6 to select “Self-Test Report” on the number keypad
4. Examine the resulting self-test page that prints. There should be lines extending all the way across the
page in black, yellow, cyan and magenta. A missing black line indicates a problem with the black or photo
cartridge. Faded, streaked or missing lines in the other colors indicates a problem with the color ink
cartridge. Refer to video at link below to help evaluate test pattern.
NOTE: A good HP 21/27/56 black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 22/28/57/58
color ink cartridge should show 300 good nozzles.
REFERENCE: [HP Deskjet 5650 -use HP 56/57/58 cartridges]: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
Cartridge Health Diagnostics (Tap 43 Report): [most Officejet printer models with keypads]
1. Press * and # keys at same time
2. Enter 123 (or 124)
3. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to Special Reports (……or ‘System Menu’ or ‘Information Menu’). Select
Enter.
4. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘Extended Self-Test’.
5. Select Enter to print test print - evaluate test print. If excessive nozzles are missing from the stair step pattern,
then perform cartridge cleaning to correct.
6. Using left/right arrow keys, navigate to ‘print-mech button tap’ menu.
7. Select Ok (‘code = 0’ will be displayed); click and hold Right Arrow until ‘code = 43’ is displayed. NOTE: enter
'code = 41' if ‘code =43’ this does not activate the diagnostic print report.
8. Select Ok. Within one minute the Tap 43/41 diagnostic test pattern should be initiated and print. The test page
prints. Refer to link to video on how to generally interpret the printed test report:
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
NOTE: Providing the color cartridge is partially functioning, the Tap 43 diagnostic test print will be printed (this is a
forced service print test which is mainly used for the evaluation of ink cartridge electrical health). A good HP 21/27
black cartridge should display 416 good nozzles, while a good HP 22/28 color ink cartridge should show 300 good
nozzles.
Officejet J5700 / 6400 Printer series (HP 74/75 ink cartridges)
Extended Self Test:
1. Press CANCEL + OK buttons at the same time.
2. The extended self test page prints. Verify all colors and all stair-step nozzles are firing (i.e. no missing
horizontal lines should be visible in the stair-step grid patterns)
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (refer to 2nd video here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=544):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press Cancel to attempt to clear.
3. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
4. Enter 124 (or 123) at keypad. The ‘Underware’ menu should be displayed.
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5.
6.
7.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the System Menu. Select Ok.
Use the arrow keys to navigate to the 'print-mech button tap'. Select Ok. Should display “code = 0”.
Use the arrow keys to enter “code = 41” (or just enter 41 on keypad). Select Ok. The Tap 41 diagnostic
test pattern prints.
NOTE: A good HP 75/75XL color cartridge should display 600 good nozzles, while a good HP 74/74XL black
ink cartridge should show 672 good nozzles.
Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only - http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=544):
1. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
2. Enter 123 (or 124) at keypad. The ‘Underware’ menu should be displayed.
3. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the Information Menu. Select Ok.
4. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the 'checksum for relock data input'. Select Ok. LCD should display a 5digit number after a few seconds.
5. Attempt to send a print job to printer
NOTE: with a marginally performing ink cartridge, this typically results in allowing 1 entire print job to be
printed at a time. If this does not permit any print operations then the cartridge has severe internal
electrical damage and will need to be replaced.
Officejet J4500 / J4600 / 4500 Printer series (HP 901/901XL ink cartridges)
Extended Self Test:
1. Press CANCEL + OK buttons at the same time.
2. The extended self test page prints. Verify all colors and all stair-step nozzles are firing (i.e. no missing
horizontal lines should be visible in the stair-step grid patterns)
Tap 41 Cartridge Health Diagnostics (see video http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=620):
1. Load Letter/A4-size paper into paper feed tray.
2. If any lights are blinking, first press Cancel to attempt to clear.
3. Press the * and # keys simultaneously.
4. Enter 124 at keypad. The 'Underware' menu should be displayed.
5. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the System Menu. Select Ok.
6. Use the arrow keys to navigate to the “print-mech button tap”. Select Ok. Should display “code = 0”.
7. Use the arrow keys to enter “code = 41” (or just enter 41 on keypad). Select Ok. The Tap 41 diagnostic
test pattern prints.
NOTE: A good HP 901 color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 901/901XL black
ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles.
Cartridge Error Bypass (Emergency Printing Only - http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=620):
1. Remove ink cartridges from printer:
2. press 4 + # + OK simultaneously, this should display the Information Menu.
3. Using the navigation arrow keys, go to CHECKSUM FOR RELOCK DATA INPUT
4. Install ink cartridges.
5. Press Ok five (5) times.
6. Exit by pressing the Cancel (X) Button.
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7.
Attempt to send emergency print job thru to printer. If this doesn’t work at the 1st time you may need to
initiate 2 or 3 times to ensure relock data clears.
NOTE: with a marginally performing ink cartridge, this typically results in allowing 1 entire print job to be
printed at a time. If this does not permit any print operations then the cartridge has severe internal
electrical damage and will need to be replaced.
Hard Printer Reset
When the printing unit detects an issue with the cartridge, a software flag is set inside the device. This flag may not
reset until performing a hard reset on the device.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
HP Deskjet and Photosmart printers
Verify that the unit is switched on.
Open printer and remove both cartridges.
Unplug the power cord from the printer.
Wait 30 seconds.
Plug the power cord back into the printer.
Open the top cover and reinsert both cartridges.
Turn the unit on.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, the cartridge may need to be replaced.
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HP Officejet and PSC all-in-one
Verify that the unit is switched on.
Remove the power cable from the back of the machine.
Wait 30 seconds.
Press and hold the POWER button on the front panel.
Reinsert the power cable in the backside of the unit.
Print a test page. If the problem persists, the cartridge may need to be replaced.
Hot Water Ink Cartridge Soak (Integrated Ink Cartridges)
If after following manufacturer printer/cartridge cleaning procedures the print quality remains poor or missing
colors persist and resetting of the printer does not work, proceed to the “How Water Ink Cartridge Soak” method.
Ink Cartridge Cleaning Video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519
NOTE: This procedure assumes that the integrated ink cartridge has an adequate amount of ink inside and that the internal
cartridge foam has not completely hardened due to cartridge age or prolonged exposure to the environment. This
procedure is most effective on color integrated ink cartridge recovery (i.e. dye-based inks), but may also be used for black
ink cartridge recovery (typically have pigment-based ink). Results may vary.
1. Obtain a flat bottomed container and water. Distilled or de-ionized water is suggested to prevent ink
contamination.
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Heat water until hot and carefully pour into container.
Immerse the bottom portion of the ink cartridge into the hot water for approximately 5 minutes.
The hot water will help loosen up the dried ink which has formed inside the cartridge nozzle plate holes.
Using a towel, gently blot nozzle plate to see if ink appears – this is commonly referred to as “stamping”.
a. For color cartridges, all 3 color bands should be vibrant and solid.
If not, repeat the cleaning process again until ink is visible on towel during cartridge blotting.
Once recovered, completely dry the outside of ink cartridge with a towel.
Re-install cartridge into the printer and test. As an example, here’s what a normal HP printer self-test may look
like. If the cartridge fails to print then a new ink cartridge may need to be obtained.
Hot Water Printhead Flush/Soak
If, after activating the ‘Clean Printhead’ routine 2 times in a row, along with manufacturer’s suggested printer
cleaning procedures, blank pages are observed or output print quality is extremely poor (for example, you observe
several missing colors in the Print Quality Diagnostic Report where otherwise all colors should normally be present
with no visible streaking), then the printhead may have partially dried out and a hot water flush may be necessary
to help recover the ink system.
NOTE: This procedure primarily applies to HP564 and HP920 ink-series printer models and should be considered “a
last ditch effort” just prior to printhead replacement and assumes that there is an adequate amount of ink
available for the ink system recovery. For example, at least 30% of ink is available within each ink cartridge. This
procedure is only applicable to HP printers that feature a removable printhead assembly and should only be
attempted after all other recovery suggestions (such as the activation of ‘Clean Printhead’ several times, along
with printhead & carriage electrical contact cleaning), have been fully exhausted.
Refer to instructions and video procedures here: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1451
PRINTHEAD FLUSHING Steps:
Refer to video procedure: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2412
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Remove all ink cartridges from the printer.
Remove the printhead – in most cases you will need to pull
up on the lever at right side of carriage assembly to unlock
the printhead. Lift printhead straight up to remove.
Over a sink, gently run warm tap water directly into the
upper ink ports for approximately 2 minutes – this will fully saturate the foam pads and help clean ink in
and through the nozzle plate (at bottom of printhead).
Remove printhead from the water and wipe water from rear/bottom electrical contacts. Ensure
printhead’s electrical contacts/surfaces are completely dry.
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Install the printhead and cartridges into the printer. You may observe a “Replace Printhead message” so
you will need to cycle printer power by turning printer off and then on to clear the error.
You should observe a New PRINTHEAD alert message followed by an approx. 4-minute printer preparation
countdown prompt.
NOTE: Re-seating or insertion of the printhead into the printer will consume up to approximately 8-10% of the
ink and effectively re-prime all colors in the ink system.
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Activate the ‘Print Quality Report’. This can be done from the printer’s control panel or software printer
driver (for example, by selecting ‘Tools’ - ‘Print Quality Report’, or similar).
Verify all colors have recovered and no visible streaking or fade is present in print report. If you have
reached this point of the troubleshooting and all the previous troubleshooting steps did not work, and
printhead/ink system failure messages persist, then the printhead is likely damaged and/or at end of life*
and may need to be replaced.
*Typically the average single/replaceable printhead should not reach it’s end-of-life until after a minimum of 8 or
more complete sets of cartridge changes; officejet models have much higher cartridge throughput averages.
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