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Windows 7: HP 7260 PhotoSmart Printer

30 Dec 2011   #21
emaraszek

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yeah I had looked there but with no luck, thanks anyway. I've still got a few tricks up my sleeve so perhaps I'll get it working this weekend. If not, oh well, it's not my computer lol


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30 Dec 2011   #22
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by emaraszek View Post
Have you ever had or seen someone clean a fish tank? Perhaps it works the same way, you create a vacuum by positioning the tube the correct way and then it starts to flow on its own. It's hard to explain but maybe look for a video on YouTube.

The thing I wonder about is the cartridge telling the printer it's empty. I was looking at a system like this for a Canon I was considering and apparently sometimes it makes the printer think that the cartridges are empty at which point you need to "reset" it.
Not exactly sure what you mean, but is it capillary action, like when a doctor takes a blood sample with a little tube? I don't know anything about resetting the ink level, but there is a video about that on the link I posted.
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30 Dec 2011   #23
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I have 2 printers....One being an old old HP deskjet 6122 that is still putting out decent photo's. I buy the ink from
1ink.com. So as long as it keeps putting out decent prints I will leave my 9 iron in the bag.
The only thing bad about the self feeding system is that the lines might get clogged up from lack of use or in settling to the bottom.

The other is a Canon MP 830( couple years old) that is strictly used for faxing and quality photo's.
My Desktop and Laptop are both from HP'S and so far(knock on wood/my thick head) have had no issues NOR
contact with HP support. I am not fluent in languages outside of English other than a few unpublished words from various countries.

Have gotten all my help from the HP website or here at SEVEN FORUMS.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE...
Dennis
Is this speculation about the ink clogging the tubes, or have you had that experience?
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30 Dec 2011   #24
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Howling Wolves View Post
I have 2 printers....One being an old old HP deskjet 6122 that is still putting out decent photo's. I buy the ink from
1ink.com. So as long as it keeps putting out decent prints I will leave my 9 iron in the bag.
The only thing bad about the self feeding system is that the lines might get clogged up from lack of use or in settling to the bottom.

The other is a Canon MP 830( couple years old) that is strictly used for faxing and quality photo's.
My Desktop and Laptop are both from HP'S and so far(knock on wood/my thick head) have had no issues NOR
contact with HP support. I am not fluent in languages outside of English other than a few unpublished words from various countries.

Have gotten all my help from the HP website or here at SEVEN FORUMS.
HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE...
Dennis
Is this speculation about the ink clogging the tubes, or have you had that experience?

Seek,
I had seen your link a few years ago before I joined 7 Forums and one of the reviews mentioned it.
Said it was a great system if you are printing everyday or large amounts of printing. If not then agitate the container before using to avoid clogging lines.

Just shake or swirl the contents, like I do from my 1 gallon gas container that has oil in it for my blower to even out the mixture.
THW
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02 Jan 2012   #25
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I just got around to testing this printer, and on the first run, I tried to print the chrysanthemum.jpg in the samples that came with W7, but instead of a flower, all I got was a striated yellow page. Figuring that the ink cartridges were dried out, I replaced them with new ones, and sure enough, it printed the flower, but still heavily striated. Assuming that this problem is in the printer itself, is there anything that I can do about it?
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02 Jan 2012   #26
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I just got around to testing this printer, and on the first run, I tried to print the chrysanthemum.jpg in the samples that came with W7, but instead of a flower, all I got was a striated yellow page. Figuring that the ink cartridges were dried out, I replaced them with new ones, and sure enough, it printed the flower, but still heavily striated. Assuming that this problem is in the printer itself, is there anything that I can do about it?
I believe that the cartridges that the 7260 uses (56, 57, and 58) are of the type that includes the printhead.

All that comes to mind is cleaning the electrical contacts in the cradles for the cartridges.
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02 Jan 2012   #27
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I will try that, but it would seem that if it were simply a contact issue, that it would either work or not. The width and spacing of the striations are very regular, which would seem to not correlate to something such as an irregular contact.
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02 Jan 2012   #28
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Seekermeister,
Do you have a maintenance tool for this printer.
If so, there should be a place where it will clean and or align heads.
Do several head cleanings until the test page meets your satisfaction.
THW
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02 Jan 2012   #29
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Maintenance tool...not exactly sure what that would be? I just scanned the flower print, so you can see the problem. I also tried printing that flower with my other printer, which came out much, much better, but I can see some faint striations on it also.


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02 Jan 2012   #30
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

My old HP deskjet 6122 use to have a maintenance tool like
this one for my Canon printer.
HP 7260 PhotoSmart Printer-2012-01-02_1246.png

This is where I can clean the heads and do an alignment.
Might want to check the online manual for you type of printer.
THW


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