Check the Print Cartridges Check the Printer Check the Self

Check the Print Cartridges Check the Printer Check the Self
for the following printers:
HP DeskJet 540
HP DeskJet 600
HP DeskJet 660C
HP DeskJet 67xC
HP DeskJet 68xC
HP DeskJet 69xC
HP DeskWriter 540
HP DeskWriter 600
HP DeskWriter 660C
HP DeskWriter 68xC
HP DeskWriter 69xC
Check the Print Cartridges
Plug in the printer.
Turn on the printer.
Open the access door and the print cartridges will move to the center.
Remove the print cartridges to confirm that they have ink and are of the correct type.
Verify that all tape has been removed from the print cartridges.
Clutch Actuator
Check the Printer
Resume Button
Access Door
Encoder Strip
Clutch Actuator
Turn off the printer.
Unplug the power cord from the printer.
Remove the output tray.
Remove paper from the in tray.
If the encoder strip has oil or ink on it, wipe it off.
Feel the clutch actuator is free to move with your finger.
Look for a paper jam.
Ensure that the pivot bounces back when you push it down
and release it.
Pivot
Width Adjuster
Length Adjuster
Banner Lever
Check the
Self-Test Print Out
Output Tray
Load paper correctly, set length,
& width adjusters.
Install the print cartridges.
Close the access door.
Install the output tray.
Plug in the printer.
Turn on the printer.
Create a self-test print out. Hold the top (Resume) button until the carriage starts to move then let go of the button.
Check the self-test print out for good print quality.
If you successfully printed a self-test page with good print quality, the printer is OK. If not, the easy steps
listed on the back often solve the problem.
for the following printers:
HP DeskJet 540
HP DeskJet 600
HP DeskJet 660C
HP DeskJet 67xC
HP DeskJet 68xC
HP DeskJet 69xC
HP DeskWriter 540
HP DeskWriter 600
HP DeskWriter 660C
HP DeskWriter 68xC
HP DeskWriter 69xC
Poor Print Quality?
Printout has fine ink streaks.
If print cartridge nozzles or carriage underside have ink or debris, clean with a rubber
swab moistened with distilled water.
Inconsistent print quality
between cut sheets and banner
paper.
Make sure banner lever is to the left for cut sheet paper and to the right for banner paper.
(This applies to HP DeskJet 68xC, DeskJet 69xC, DeskWriter 68xC, DeskWriter 69xC
printers only.)
Printer Does Not Print?
Printer has no power.
Ensure the power module is firmly plugged into the printer and an active power source.
Turn the printer off and on twice. If the problem continues, try another power module.
Printer feeds paper but does not Run the cartridge cleaning routine by pressing the Resume (top) button seven times
while holding the Power (lower) button. If problem continues replace the print cartridge.
print.
Power light on but does not
print.
Press the Resume (top) button once. If light blinks, note the printer error message on the
computer screen.
Resume light blinks but does not Press the Resume (top) button to initialize a manual form feed command.
print.
Lights blink alternately but does This error can be caused by a paper jam, wrong printer driver, or bad computer to printer
connection. Ensure the carriage movement is not blocked.
not print.
Prints a single character and
ejects paper.
This error can be caused by a defective computer, wrong printer driver, or bad interface
cable.
Paper Feed Problems?
No paper feed from the intray.
Ensure the intray is not overloaded. Load a few sheets in the intray to test the paper
path. This error can also be caused by drag on paper from a tight paper width adjuster.
Paper partially ejected and the
lights are flashing.
Remove any damaged (curled/wrinkled) paper from the intray.
Does not eject paper fully or
delays ejecting paper.
Press the Resume (top) button to initiate a manual form feed command. Turn the printer
and computer on in proper sequence as precribed by the computer manual.
Feeds multiple sheets.
Ensure the paper is not stuck together and meets the user manual specifications. Ensure
the intray is not overloaded and contains the same type, size, and weight of medium.
Envelopes will not feed.
Ensure only one envelope is inserted into the single feed slot on the output tray. Ensure
envelopes have no bends or curls. Ensure envelopes in the intray are not overloaded.
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