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heat23
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Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

I own a Photosmart C7280 all-in-one printer. For the past few months, whenever I print documents, test pages, etc, the text has horizontal white streaks. No problems with the colors, just black ink. I replaced the ink cartridge with a brand new one and still the same problem! I have done about 10-15 cleanings and alignments via the printer itself and the HP software via Windows but it still does not help.

 

Anyone have any ideas on what is wrong?

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RussP
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

Sounds like the printhead is having a hardware problem that requires more intervention than just cleaning

 

Looks like you might have to look into getting the C7280 serviced

 

Visit:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3204785&

 

for options

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heat23
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

RussP,

Can you tell me what to look at specifically on that page?

Also, I am pretty technical so is there a guide on how to replace/clean the printhead?

If I need to replace it, can I buy the part from HP online?

I've had this printer for about 2 years now, will any kind of warranty cover this?

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RussP
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

You can check out:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01078810&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc...

 

Step 5

 

The printheads are not customer servicable parts. HP utilise a whole unit replacement. Due to the age. I dont beleive this will be covered under warranty. Best contact HP tech Support in the your country

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heat23
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

Anyone have any other suggestions? This printer is only 2 years old and I do not want buy a new one. Printers should not go bad this fast!

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dentbla
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

I am having the same exact problem. Two years and the cost of repair will exceed the cost of a new printer. My next choice will not be HP!

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DanPeay
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

This link is broken and so is my printer with the same description above.  I have a Photosmart c6180 that has a very similar issue.  I guess I should reconsider purchasing HP.

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Sjoyce007
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

I have a C7180. Exact same problem. Every third line or so the black is very faded. The colours are fine. Cleaning and aligning do not help. Looking for a different brand to replace it.
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Re: Help! C7280 white streaks on black ink printing. Cleaning doesn't help

Is the cartridge still in warranty?

If so, then you can contact HP phone support

http://welcome.hp.com/country/us/en/wwcontact_us.html

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