Kodak printhead jam solution

May 17, 2015 at 12:26:18
Specs: kodak hero 7.1 printer
if you disconnect the power then reconnect to restart the printer as it goes through its start up routine there is a second or so when it tries to activate the printhead at this point you need to physically pull it to the right to release it

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May 18, 2015 at 06:06:13
Good tip, thanks. But bear in mind that if you do that too often you'll eventually damage the carriage mechanism.

Ideally you need to find the cause of why it's jamming and fix it properly.

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May 18, 2015 at 07:41:20
I wondoer on occasion if some of the problems re' print heads (especially when they appear to be jammed etc. or appear to involved in paper jam errors...) are actually the head assembly "sticking" on the track.

Strand-alone DVD players can suffer from this problem, in that the head which is meant to track across a disk will after a lengthy time simply "get stuck" and not track and thus no recording/playback... I know of a Sony deck a few years back that had this problem, and one of the bench engineers (where I worked) took it apart, cleaned the polished metal rod/track arm; then lubricated it afresh (I think he use a silicone lubricant). After-whcih the unit was "purfekt" again for another 1200hrs or so. The unit in question was in continuous loop playback 24x7 for about a year - before it developed the no play/stuck head event... Some months later a second unit - similarly 24x7 - went the same way; was serviced as above and all well again...

So I am wondering if this a problem with many an inkjet printer head assembly; they dry out and need a wee bit of a clean and touch up with a silicone lubricant?

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