12-04-2020 07:50 PM
I have replaced the printhead and it is still giving the same error. The ink is not pumping from the cartridges into the printhead reservoirs. Could the long ribbon cables cause this? What else could it be?
12-05-2020 09:36 AM
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12-05-2020 07:34 PM
Whoever moved this case should have copied all of the info. Here is my original post. It has the model number in it.
I've owned an Officejet 7612 printer for 3-4 years and have only printed a few hundred sheets. It normally sits idle on my wired network. Yesterday, I noticed the printer was unresponsive, so I power-cycled it. While booting, the LCD displayed the infamous "missing or failed printhead" error. The printer won't let me view the animation or go to the main LCD screen, but will let me remotely access it via IP address and scan documents. I have done the following without success:
1. Updated the firmware
2. Disassembled the printhead and cleaned/sanded the pc board contacts. I also dipped the springs in acetone, then sanded them to ensure no carbon/ink buildup.
3. Hard reset the printer
4. Moved the rear rocker bar for the vacuum tubes up/down.
Outside of bad ribbon cables, it looks like the printhead assembly may have developed a hardware failure. Seems odd with such low usage. Has anyone else experienced a random failure of the printhead assembly? What have I missed?
I replaced the printhead and it is doing the same thing. Ink in not pumping into the printhead ink reservoirs. Is it the cables? That is the only thing I haven't replaced.
12-06-2020 11:15 AM
As this is a hardware issue, I’d recommend you contact HP Phone Support in your region regarding service options for your printer.
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12-06-2020 09:31 PM
As you are aware, the printer is out of warranty, so I'm not sure why I would call HP support. I'm going to replace the printhead ribbon cables, then throw it in the trash if not fixed. It is unfortunate, however, that I only got a few hundred 11x17 prints before the printer died from non-use.
12-07-2020 12:08 PM
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12-25-2020 05:54 PM
I changed the ribbon cables and still have the same error. One observation I'd like to discuss:
On power-up, the original printhead errors right away (ink system failure), but the replacement printhead works for a few minutes, but ultimately fails during the printer system check. I can hear the printer try to fill the ink reservoirs a few times, but very little ink actually transfers from the cartridges into their printhead reservoirs.
1. What is the purpose of the two air tubes on the back of the printhead?
2. I've changed the printhead and cables. What else could cause a system ink failure?
12-27-2020 07:55 AM
If the ink pipes are filled with air then the ink will not follow through and if the cartridge does not go to the docking station to lock into place when turned off the printhead tends to dry off and this could cause printhead issues.
If the issue persists after replacing all the different parts, I'd recommend you think about upgrade options.
Hope this helps!