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    How do I clean my printer heads?


    I have a HP Deskjet-1000-J110 one.

    It's printing nothing on the page when I print something.

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    It's part of the HP software. HPLIP/HPJS has an option to clean the printer heads. It may also be in the printer settings, I don't know about that specific model.

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    ... sorry what software? Do you mean the CD/DVD that came with the printer? I haven't installed anything from there... What's HPLIP/HPJS?

    I'm on CentOS 6.3 - nothing in the printer setting AFAIK.

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    HPLIP is the HP Linux software. It should be in your repositories.

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    Sorry, how do I install it?

    By the way, is there such a thing as cleaning a laser printer's heads? The word "laser" doens't seem to suggest so, but I really have no clue what's inside one, never read up on this subject..... I mean, do they one day start printing blank pages or something? There must be SOMETHING like ink inside the things, no.....?

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    Seriously? If you have a laser printer, it uses toner, not ink, and you probably need a new toner cartridge.

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    Yes, so how do I install this HPLIP thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by resetreset View Post
    It's printing nothing on the page when I print something.
    First make sure you still have some ink on the cartridge.
    This was told to me by HP support once:
    Take the cartridge out from the printer
    Heat a cup of water just to see some steam rising from it.
    Hold the cartridge above the cup, don't let it touch the water, this will loosen up any dry ink that may be cloging the nozzles.
    Wipe it a napkin and try printing.

    Good luck

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    Thanks.

    Donno whether I'll try it - do you think that'll be more or less effective than using the software?

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    It more or less works when the ink nozzles are clogged with dry ink. It happens usually when you don't use your printer for some time or the air is too dry

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