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Missing or Failed Printhead

Example: PavHP Office Jet 6600
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

My reliable printer just kicked out a failure message "Missing or failed printhead". I followed the instructions to turn my computer off, and then on to see if the failure message cleared. It did not. 10 minutes prior I printed from the internet with no problem.  What to do from here?


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Missing or Failed Printhead



Welcome to the HP Support Community.


You can try upgrading the firmware:


If the issue persists, please perform the remaining steps from this document:


If the issue still persists, I recommend you to contact the HP Support Team regarding this as this could be a hardware issue.




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