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Designjet Rejecting Good Printheads, HP 70 | HP 72

Posted by Tim Wert on

This problem occurs in the following HP Designjet models: T610, T620, T770, T790, T1100, T1120, T1200, T1300, T2300, Z2100, Z3100, Z3200, Z5200, Z5400.  If your printer is rejecting HP 70 printheads or HP 72 printheads, or if the printheads seem generally unreliable, there's a good chance there's nothing wrong with the printheads themselves. Often the contacts on the trailing cable corrode, and fail to send a consistent signal to and from the printheads. If you're on your second or third replacement printhead, and about ready to put some creatively-placed holes in the printer, power the machine off, and check the...

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