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
02-13-2014 11:11 AM
06-16-2014 07:19 AM
I have the DJ120 and have the issue of the clogged yellow tube. I just read your suggestion about the Epson kit and how it could work on this.
I am considering placing an order for the kit, (cant seem to find a shop that stocks is in the UK)
Is it possible to provide the procedure in doing this on the DJ120 as I am at my wits end ??
06-16-2014 07:25 AM
Can't help on your problem but for sourcing in UK you could try http://mindmachine.co.uk , I got the part I needed on ebay for a 130nr, but these guys could have supplied it also in UK
06-18-2014 02:34 AM
I did contact them and received this reply:
"The tubes assembly (C7791-60129) is no longer available from HP, although you may find a refurbished unit on ebay.
We don't currently list tube flush liquid - again ebay is probably your best bet"
So I am back to searching on ebay.
06-18-2014 12:22 PM
So I decided to take the plunge and sort this clog out myself. And it paid off
I used a syringe and needle, took out the print heads and then begun priming the tubes.
All the air pockets and any other blockage came out through the syringe. No patches on any of the 6 tubes linking the cartridges to the heads
It took a few minutes, primed all 6 heads, and set the printer to prime itself on the next startup
All heads are working, as shown in the status printout (Before & After)
I will keep the K70 I ordered for future use (I don't understand why I didnt try this first)
*Never make decisions under duress*
07-26-2014 09:16 AM
What brand of syringe and needle did you use and where did you purchase it?
Also, is this the proceedue to clear the print heads:
1. Clear air pockets of the print heads with the syringe/needle for all 6 print heads
2. Put the print heads back into their respective locations.
3. Primed all 6 heads - How did you do this part ? - Did you have to physically take apart each print head?
4. Set the printer to prime itself on the next startup.
Thank you for your detailed disclosure and enjoy your weekend !
07-29-2014 11:08 AM
For the hypodermic needle and syringe, do you think these 5ml types would work from Amazon.com :
To use the needles and syringe, do you then do this to each print head from the previous post:
"You can remove the printhead and place the needle in the rubber part of the tube assembly that the printhead pin goes in front and then try to draw ink."
07-29-2014 08:02 PM
07-30-2014 08:13 AM
Hello David, thank you for the reply.
I looked at Target and found these 2 basters; which one do you recommend?
Also, I do not follow you when you say "cut the metal shaft of the syringe, place the plastic sleeve over it and then have the other end of the plastic sleeve go over the nub or the portion of the printhead" since both basters appear to be plastic and not metal.
07-30-2014 07:19 PM
08-07-2014 05:14 PM
Hello David and fellow HP owners,
I was able to obtain 3ml hypo syringes and needles and the baster via Amazon. The needle for the baster I recieved was about 5 times larger in diameter than the hypo needles; the plastic sheath on the baster did not fix tight enough to draw ink. I then inserted the needle with the hypo syringe and drew 3 ml of the Light Cyan (lc) ink successfully from the tube entrance from where the Light Cyan print head plugs into the assembly. I then turned on the printer, and still had the flashing icon for the Light Cyan Print head. I then told the unit to prime the heads on next power up by holding down the power button and hitting the canel button 3 times and then the Resume button 3 times, powered off, and then powered on again to re-prime the print heads. The issue persisted. I then again extracted out another 3 ml of Light Blue Cyan with the hypo syringe and then turned on the unit. Issue persisted after powering backup. Told the unit to re-prime with the above button commands; issue persists. What do you think needs to be done at this point? Order a new Light Cyan print head ? Do I need to draw ink out of all the different color print head entry points if the issue is connected ?