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HP DESKJET 930c Printer: Blurred Black Printing

Postby Narendra » Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:48 am

Hello, I use HP DESKJET 930c Printer on Ubuntu 12.04. Something wrong with my printer because the black printing comes out blurred and I have cleaned the print cartridges also installed in a new HP 45 Black ink but it is still the same. I have checked, there is no paper jam. Please advise how to rectify this. Thank you. Narendra.
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Postby nelz » Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:26 pm

Is it still blurred when you print a test page using the printer's controls (not from the computer)? If so, it's a hardware fault and needs to be returned if under warranty and replaced or repaired otherwise.
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Postby Ram » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:05 pm

nelz wrote:Is it still blurred when you print a test page using the printer's controls (not from the computer)? If so, it's a hardware fault and needs to be returned if under warranty and replaced or repaired otherwise.


I was going to suggest that but looking at the manuals there are references to DOS / Win 3.1 / Win 95 & 98 & NT so it appears to be an old printer without the facility to do a test print from the control panel.

If memory serves the print heads are part of the replacement ink cartridge so may just need the 'head aligning'

If you are using the HPLIP Driver then that option is under actions.

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Postby Narendra » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:59 pm

Thank you very much for your replies.
Yes, this is an old printer, been using it since 2001!
I think its worn out.
The test page is blurred and also some documents that I have been printing.
May be it can be repaired!
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Postby MartyBartfast » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:23 pm

Narendra wrote:May be it can be repaired!


I seriously doubt it would be economical to do that as you can buy a new printer/copier/scanner for ~£30-40 these days.
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Postby Narendra » Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:57 pm

But I have 3 Full cartridges of ink, Hp 45 and two HP78s! Can not return them .

I'll have to have a new printer though!
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Postby Ram » Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:21 pm

Narendra wrote:Thank you very much for your replies.
Yes, this is an old printer, been using it since 2001!
I think its worn out.
The test page is blurred and also some documents that I have been printing.
May be it can be repaired!


Have you tried aligning the printer heads.

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Postby Narendra » Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:10 pm

Yes, I have.
No use.
Another printer.

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Brilliant printer!

Postby cmcevoy » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:09 am

I'm like you - still driving a 930c and dreading the day it finally gives up the ghost! I'll take the cartridges off you for a consideration, if you like? Best continue off list if you wish : charles-(at)-mcevoy-(dot)-com
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Postby Narendra » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:16 am

No problem, I'll call you off list.
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Postby FranBlakes » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:26 am

I occasionally use mine.
I didn't know it was that old! 2001 and you can still get cartridges.
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Postby Narendra » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:30 am

I bought some compatible cartridges, some time ago.
If you need that I can send them to you.
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