HP Photosmart 7960 Printer Cartridge
HP Photosmart 7960 printer may face problems with cartridges that require troubleshooting. A cartridge may fail to recognize some colors of the print ink and sometimes a cartridge may recognize the inks but what is produced is not legible. Most problems reported about ink cartridges are total failure of printers to recognize them. Top quality printouts will only be assured if the printer is in excellent form. The printer heads, ink cartridges and printer ink in HP Photosmart should be in excellent form to guarantee the effectiveness of the printer.
- Incompatibility issues with HP Photosmart 7960 printer
- Issues with black ink cartridge in HP Photosmart 7960 printer
- Clogged or damage print heads in HP Photosmart 7960 printer
Incompatibility issues with HP Photosmart 7960 printer
When an ink cartridge is inserted in HP Photosmart 7960 printer and printer fails to detect it or rather says “ink cartridge is not recognized” indicates there is a general incompatibility problem. The issue may be that the cartridge is not supported by HP Photosmart 7960 printer. Another possible reason for this error could be that the cartridge may have been made for 7960 printers with a later manufacturing date than the troubleshooting one. To solve this problem it will be of help to get the latest chips for your printer compatible with the latest cartridges.
Issues with black ink cartridge in HP Photosmart 7960 printer
Black printer ink in HP Photosmart may fail to be recognized by the printer. Most times an error message will be sent indicating that something is wrong with the black print cartridge. Sometimes the printer may accept to print with the black ink, but the printouts may have horizontal lines and very illegible letters. In such a case a manual cleaning of the print head should be carried out. In doing the manual cleaning, one should spray Windex heavily on paper towel and wipe off the surface of the print head.
Not printing for few days may lead to the HP Photosmart 7960 print heads being clogged. The drying of ink is caused by non-continuous flow of ink due to disconnection of power. The printer may be disconnected from power for a few days may be because it will not be in use in those days. This affects the print head as it causes dry ink to clog in it. Subsequently print outs printed after the printer resumes back will have poor quality. It’s advisable that even if the printer is not in use currently, it should not be disconnected from power. HP Photosmart printers usually use less power when they are idle.
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