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HP Z3200 Printhead Alignment Problem

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I recently ran a diagnostic print on my Z3200, which had not been used for a while, and found that the E, G and MK inks were not printing, despite several head cleans. I replaced the E/G and MK/R Printhead, and this brought the E and G inks back, but the PK is still not printing.

When I try to do a printhead calibration, it stops part way through, and says the alignment has been cancelled because of a scanner problem. 

Has anyone come across this fault before, and can suggest a solution?

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Peter 

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It's not possible to successfully complete calibration if one of the colours isn't printing. The calibration process probably fails when the PK needs to be scanned.




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Thanks, can you suggest any way of getting the PK ink to print? Replacing the printhead has not helped.

Peter 

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Maybe you have air in PK ink deliver tube, maybe the PK printhead is defective serveral reasons can cause printhead not to print.




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I have tried two different printheads, but I guess they could both be faulty. Does anyone know where I could get hold of a Z3200 printhead priming tool in the UK, to try removing any air from the line?

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Yes, but $56 shipping to UK! 😕

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Yes but but it might give you something to go on when you search somewhere in the UK.  At least you'll know what you're looking for.  I know there's several repair places in the UK that sell parts and service for Designjets.  I've purchased some power supplies from a seller in the UK a few years back.  

 

I don't think this is an official HP tool.  I think LPS has them specially made for them.

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