Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:33 PM
You might want to open your printer and take a look at the printer head carriage (it's what your inkjet printer cartridges are connected to it).
If you see what looks like a shredded rubber belt or a bunch of loose fibers flopping around, then the print carriage return belt may have gone bad on you. I recently discovered the same problem when a friend gave me a free HP Officejet R40xi that wouldn't work. That's because it had a shredded carriage return belt.
If the belt is found to be your problem, it is possible to buy and install a replacement belt. However, for a relatively low cost printer like this one, you'd probably be better off simply purchasing a replacement printer.
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