20 Most Recent HP Photosmart C7280 All-in-One Printer Questions & Answers


This should help. Go to page 39

http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01102249

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Aug 08, 2016


You may call on 877-372-5594 (Toll Free) for help.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Dec 03, 2015


If you still have the USA cartridges...just get them refilled dont buy new ones

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Feb 20, 2015


Sounds very much like you have a clogged printer head you should run the deep clean procedure form the printer dialog. If that does not fix the issue you may need to replace the print head.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Feb 01, 2015


Your question does not provide all the information necessary to absolutely resolve the issue. By now I suspect you've already resolved the issue or given up. Perhaps someone can use this info.

Need to know: Operating System (Windows 95/98/Vista/XP/7/8), Application (Word, Paint, Firefox, etc), type of job (jpg, pdf, text, etc.)

There is no short answer possible; but, I may be able to help with a generic answer. I can't help on Apple but I suspect it's the same as Windows, (and Unix, Linux, OS2, etc.).

Provided the Printer works proper on normal 8 ½ x 11 stock (print media) then it is not a printer or Queue issue unless it is just confused. As a printer technician I have seen this resolved by rebooting the machine(s) and trying to print again. If that doesn't resolve the issue you need to know:

The application you send the print job from tells the Queue what stock (letter, legal, card, envelope etc) to expect. The Queue, a component of all versions of Windows, is created when the printer is initially installed on the computer. The Queue holds print jobs and then sends them on to the printer when the printer tells the Queue it is ready. Some applications are more robust allowing more options than others. However, printing from inside a browser is frequently sketchy. If you're printing from an application that is different from the one that created it you may face an issue of the printer not getting the correct stock information.

Very Important: First before you attempt to send the print job check the settings in the app to insure your job has the right paper stock selected. Then, as you prepare to send the job from the app to the Queue before you hit the final "Print" button, check the "Paper Source/Size/Media" boxes in the "Printer Properties" to make sure your sending the right stock information. If that doesn't fix it; try to save your project in a format readable by another application and try to print it from the other app.

Note: 1. Print jobs are served to the printer by the Queue one at a time on a FIFO (First In First Out) basis. Sometimes print jobs get hung up in the Queue. A hung print job will block all subsequent jobs until the hung job is cleared. When a print job is sent and nothing happens (no printer activity or error messages on the screen.) look in the System Tray for a printer icon. Open it up and see if there are any jobs hung. If so cancel them and start afresh. This may require a reboot.
2. Print Queues can (rarely) become corrupt and must be deleted and rebuilt.

There are still variables too numerous to mention.
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Whew! I've never tried to help resolve this issue in a post. Good Luck!
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HP Photosmart... | Answered on Jan 02, 2015


Sad to say I know how to fix this.
1. Power up the printer
2. set printer's date to the current day.
3. On the keypad press the * and # keys together
Now press one at a time 1,2,3 for the code
"screen stould display a white backround with 2 lines of info"
4. remove all the print cartridges
5. Press the >> arrow button twice until "reset menu" is found
6. Press OK
7. Select Partially full reset Press ok
( the printer will take almost to minutes before it powers down)
8. Power up the printer and follow the steps.
reinstall ink ect......

I don't know why this happens but I sure a lot of printers are in the trash because of this. If you print out a SELF TEST REPORT the
dates on the age of the ink Cartridges are likely out of life range.
Planned obsolescence by HP can be found all over the web. This could be one of those.

HP Photosmart 3000 C6100 C7200 PSC 7280 Printers HP 02 Cartridge...


Press the helpfull Thanks!!!!

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Oct 21, 2014


When an inkjet printer is making "awful noises" it means that there is either a paper jam or the carriage can't move properly. Remove all paper and check for a paper jam - if this is not the problem, turn off the printer and see if you can move the print cartridge carrier by hand. If it is hard to move, clean the shiny carriage rod with a cloth and put just a drop of light oil on it. Move the carriage back and forth and clean it again - repeat until it moves easily and add a final drop of oil to the rod.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Oct 14, 2014


You could try removing all of the paper in the drawer and use flashlight to look into where the drawer slides in. There might be some plastic "tabs" there that are designed to prevent the drawer from coming out too far. They may be preventing pushing the drawer back in and if you use something strong and thin, like a knife blade you can push the tabs (try not to break them) out of the way and slide the drawer in.

Hope this helps.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Sep 22, 2014


I just answered a question exactly like this -- to Anonymous. Was that you? Here is the answer I provided:

Hopefully, this link will take you to the proper troubleshooting page.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03081973&lc=en&product=3204785&tmp_track_link=ot_search#N213

You'll click on the third plus sign on the page (+) because your message DOES include the words "ink system failure."

From there, you'll choose, by looking at the pictures, whether your printer has a removable print head.

You'll click on the appropriate answer -- yes it does, or no it doesn't,

Then, you'll identify which print cartridges your system uses, and THAT will take you to the proper troubleshooting steps for your printer's specific configuration.

The fix may be something you've already tried -- turning off the printer and unplugging it (but did you unplug it from BOTH the unit AND the wall, and then did you wait at least 15 seconds? be sure to follow the specific instructions for powering down), or the fix may be to service the printer.

Good luck! :)

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014


Hopefully, this link will take you to the proper troubleshooting page.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&dlc=en&docname=c03081973&lc=en&product=3204785&tmp_track_link=ot_search#N213

You'll click on the third plus sign on the page (+) because your message DOES include the words "ink system failure."

From there, you'll choose, by looking at the pictures, whether your printer has a removable print head.

You'll click on the appropriate answer -- yes it does, or no it doesn't,

Then, you'll identify which print cartridges your system uses, and THAT will take you to the proper troubleshooting steps for your printer's specific configuration.

The fix may be something you've already tried -- turning off the printer and unplugging it (but did you unplug it from BOTH the unit AND the wall, and then did you wait at least 15 seconds?), or the fix may be to service the printer.

Good luck! :)

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Aug 08, 2014


power it off, take cord out and any power supply to the printer, wait about 10 seconds to plug all power back in, make sure there is paper in the printer when you start it, these printers are very sensitive.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014


www8.hp.com/us/en/support.html

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Jun 28, 2014


Hi,
The tray can't be removed completely. The main tray can only been pulled out. Check the link below to find a video showing how to pull it out.

I share a informative links please visit and read instruction.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01079732&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3204785

Thanks,
HP Printer Support

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Jun 24, 2014


If the ink levels are ok, using tools menu clean and then allign cartridges.

HP Photosmart... | Answered on Mar 24, 2014

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