12-20-2009 09:20 AM
12-20-2009 05:37 PM
They come with setup printheads which allow the tubes to prime. As for changing them yourselft I would recommend you send them to a HP center as the machine is not the easy to take apart and it you break any of the tab you will by buying them to replace as well.
12-21-2009 04:04 AM
HP will deny the problem and does not offer any recall or fix for this problem. If you
change to a new yellow head that will fix it until the charge runs out.
12-21-2009 07:26 AM
12-21-2009 08:56 AM
As you are not close to a HP Service centre, I have attached a preventive maintenance process approved by HP.
As for "Yet another case of yellow ink delivery failure ", regular maintenance will prevent this problem. The Yellow ink and print head are at the start of the ISS assembly and if the capping system does not close completely, the Yellow ink has a tendency to dry up and contaminate the delivery system.
02-11-2013 11:40 AM
I am new to this forum and was wondering what file was used to adjust the printheads. I think this would prove helpful if it still exists. I have the same headache everyone else seems to have with the hp 130
02-12-2013 05:12 PM - edited 02-12-2013 05:19 PM
I wish I had a solution for your printing issue. I believe many people are having the same issue with their 130. My story is similar to others and after being told that the yellow ink just needed to be replenished I am very disappointed to find out it is a clogged head/tube again. Odd that HP, a large multi-national corporation, would risk their imaging reputation with such an obvious design flaw. I am betting, with all the financial issues this company has seen, that they are in survival mode against Epson in this market arena.
Ultimately it is this type of denial and misdirection from such a company that determines the long term viability. Everyone votes for which company they support with their buying dollars. Epson and others offer a similar product at a similar price point. Given the lack of response from HP to the community as a whole they have lost at least one customer in the future.
Historically I had to replace the tubes/heads on my printer after having only used it for 50 full sized prints. They stated that the lack of use caused the ink to dry. I paid to have the service done and the new tubes installed. Now I am back in the same situation with the same color (yellow) not functioning. I am sure they will say again that I will need to pay for the servicing of the heads. I find it odd that only the one color is consistently the issue but there is no "defect" in the design.
Since I have seen little sign that HP intends to retrofit or redesign the product given it's current state of malfunction. It is time to look for a more viable solution with another manufacturer. I would suggest that even if you were given this 130 free you will soon find that it will cost more to keep it functional than purchasing another new product from a vendor willing to properly service the unit well after the limited warranty expires.
04-04-2013 10:31 PM
I purchased a used DJ130 a year and half ago knowing there was a problem with the yellow. Thought it was ink or printhead because it had not been used for several years.
Purchased new printhead and ink still nothing.
Took to authorized HP service place, they had it for 4 months, told me it was the processor ($600 plus). I balked, they cleaned it, fired the previous service guy and said it worked. I took it home, and it seemed to work for a while. Now the yellow is inconsistent.
I am a low volume user, mostly CAD. But the yellow is problematic when I need it for the photos I print occaisionlly. Then I come across this forum post and realize it is not me or my machine but an HP problem.
I have been a life long HP printer user but like most of the computer giants, they are stuffing the pockets of the CEOs and top brass at the expense of the consumer. There is nothing to their concern for quality or customer care (customer loyalty). Had one HP computer, a junker that lasted barely past the warranty.
Just as I figured a clogged yellow feed tube. Seems one needs to run these printers daily to keep working. I am not taking it back to the local HP service center; used to be managed well (decided not to mention name in Santa Rosa CA) but in the few years between my recent use (April 2012) and the older experience service quality has deterioriated to sadly poor.
04-05-2013 03:48 PM
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