[Mageia-discuss] HP all in one DeskJet 1050 J410

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Sep 21 10:10:02 CEST 2011

Am 21.09.2011 07:24, schrieb blind Pete:
> on Mon, 19 Sep 2011 18:26
> in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.user
> Florian Hubold wrote:
>> Am 19.09.2011 08:06, schrieb blind Pete:
>>> on Sun, 18 Sep 2011 17:08
>>> in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.user
>>> Florian Hubold wrote:
>>>> Am 18.09.2011 07:01, schrieb blind Pete:
>>>>> on Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:15
>>>>> in the Usenet newsgroup gmane.linux.mageia.user
>>>>> TJ wrote:
>>>>>> On 09/16/2011 06:56 AM, Florian Hubold wrote:
>>>>> [snip]
>>>>>>> Did you check that the printer itself prints a testpage correct
>>>>>>> and not that maybe the ink cardridge is dried in?
>>>>>> Agreed. If you haven't checked it, try making a black copy. I know that
>>>>>> if I don't use my Officejet for 2-3 months, the black can stop flowing.
>>>>>> Generally, removing the cartridge and dabbing the nozzle area with a
>>>>>> damp paper towel is all that's needed to get it going again.
>>>>> How could I test that the printer itself is working?  That is what the
>>>>> "Test Page" is for.
>>>>>>    From some distributions (Fedora 14, I think) it does print black, but
>>>>> that was missing something else - text I think.
>>>> Look at the manual, normally you hold down one key during powerup of
>>>> the printer, and it starts to print a selftest, which is builtin to the printer
>>>> itself.
>>>> You can also print a diagnosis page with supply materials information
>>>> and how many pages the printer already did and such. Should be in the manual.
>>>> If you can't find it, report back here and i'll find it for you.
>>> There are two "manuals".  One is a sheet of paper and the other is
>>> slightly better.  Also, there is a CD.  I can't even get an alignment
>>> page printed.  :-(
>> Check:
> http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&
> prodSeriesId=4027462&prodTypeId=18972&prodSeriesId=4027462&objectID=c02061863
> Mentions both Windows and Mac.
>> Method one: From the product control panel
>>       1. Make sure there is plain white, letter-size paper loaded in the input tray.
> I hope that A4 is near enough.
>>       2. On the product control panel, hold down the Power button (O), and then
>> press the Cancel button (X) once.
>>       3. Release the Power button.
>>       4. The self-test report prints.
> No success on that sequence.
>> The link i gave also explains which cartridge prints what on that self-test page
>> and common printing defects.
>> But IIRC you should also be able to do some maintenance (cleaning nozzles,
>> align ink cartridges) from one of the hplip tools (hp-toolbox or so)
> I have no idea which rpm it is in, or what the executable files are
> called, but there is a HP tool in the main menu structure.
It's inside hp-gui, which is always installed for an  HP printer.
> It would appear that the black cartridge _partially_ works.  I have
> tried to clean it.  Everything _might_ be fine if I just buy another
> black cartridge.   ...then again, the printer as a whole has not
> been proved to work.
> The local pricing structure is that the manufacturers give away
> low end printers when you buy two cartridges.  So, it is time
> to print some "ordinary" stuff and if it works well enough
> buy a black cartridge, or a printer.
>> If all doesn't work: Can you copy a page with colors and black directly on your
>> printer?
>> Does the copy come out OK?
> Color photocopies look OK, black ones (sometimes) come out white.
Then you definitely got a problem with the black cartridge or the printhead.

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