20 Most Recent HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer - Page 6 Questions & Answers

Access the manufacturer's web-site: http://support.hp.com
and enter '5150' and do the search.
Select Downloads.
Select your Operating System.
Download and install the device-drivers.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Sep 28, 2010

there must be a problem on the mechanical system specially the cartridge carrier open the cover and check for any breaks on the belts replace them if any.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Aug 19, 2010

U have to refill your ink and also chek that is it connected properly and also restore ur setting

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jul 26, 2010

It means that there is a paper jam in the carriage or a print job in process.

follow dox from the link:-


HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jul 17, 2010

The driver and software can be downloaded from the link below. You will need to choose the desired operating system.


Robert from Blitware

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jul 08, 2010


This is a link to the HP site. You'll see where it says "Select your operating system". Select and click the "next" button.


Hope this helps.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010


Here are some solutions for you to try.

Make sure that the plastic protective tape on the new black cartridge is off. This is a simple mistake that many of us have made.Also, make sure the cartridge has been put in place properly.
Perform a head cleaning on printer and do a printer alignment.
If you are using a re-fill, try using the manufacturer's ink cartridge.

Hope this helps

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jun 11, 2010

If the self-cleaning cycle does not solve the problem, try turning the printer off overnight to allow the ink to soften. Turn the printer on the next day and try printing a test pattern to see whether the problem has either disappeared or become less noticeable. This ink-saving procedure can work effectively because sometimes the dried ink on the print head needs time to soften before the printer head can be cleaned completely. Try running the self-cleaning utility again one or more times.
Steps for Manually Cleaning the Printer Head

If the overnight cleaning still does not work, there may be a layer of thick ink that is blocking the holes of the printer's head. The next option is to manually clean the printer head. Follow these steps:

* Determine from the owner's manual where the print head is located.
* Remove the ink cartridge from your printer and then dip a cotton swab in hot water or isopropyl alcohol and rub it against the print head. This should loosen any crusted ink. NOTE: Be careful, especially if you use isopropyl alcohol to clean your print heads: Some printers use rubber gaskets, and if you get isopropyl alcohol on the gaskets it could dry them out.
* For models where the print head is in the printer, drop 7 to 10 drops of isopropyl alcohol (91% denatured isopropyl alcohol - not 'rubbing' alcohol) down the ink receptacle area where the ink actually flows from the cartridge into the head. Run a few self-cleaning utilities. If possible, allow the printer to sit a few hours or overnight and repeat the self-cleaning utility.
* If the print head is in the cartridge, soak the cartridge print head in hot water. Allow it to soak overnight. Dry the print head area with a paper towel. Repeat the self-cleaning utility.
* If the hot water soak did not unclog the print head, place the cartridge printer head in isopropyl alcohol and allow it to soak overnight. Use a damp paper towel to wipe off the print head area and dry carefully. Try the self-cleaning utility again.
* If the alcohol soak did not unclog the print head in the cartridge you may need to purchase a new cartridge. This will provide new print heads that won't be clogged. Contact a service technician for repair of print heads in the printer if the alcohol did not unclog the printer head.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jun 09, 2010

The USB port could have been damaged. I suggest you take the printer to be assessed by a technician to verify that there is nothing seriosly wrong with your printer.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jun 08, 2010

check power connections and cables

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010

This is the "belt" that pulls the print-heads across the page, as the page prints, line by line.

I recommend that you take the printer to a qualified technician, to see if it can be replaced. However, the cost for the technician's time could be LARGER than the cost for buying a new printer.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on May 31, 2010

no.is not ...probably it is something wrong with the cartridges ..either damaged or the cradle is stuck for some reason ...take them out again ..and check with care and see what can be wrong ...pay attention on the mounting in back ...and try again ...I suspect that the alignment of the cradle was not in the right place ..and thats why it is stuck...just try to get it out ..or move it from a side...a little..
Anyway after that if it has reset for drumm in the menu ..make all the resets available ...even for counter ..and see if it work s....
if it is not ...probably the cartridges are damaged...if you just refilled them and not used a new ones it may happen during the process..

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on May 29, 2010

Hi ,
Mine is an HP5200c printer. when i tried to print a document the printer is notresponding and if i has gone through the stack of printer *** shows a message "Error".Pls help me to solve it

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on May 12, 2010

try to head clean your printer..
follow this steps
1.click start
2.than click printers&faxes
3.right click on hp deskjet printer logo
4.select printing preference tab
5. click on maintenance
6. click on head clean
do it once and try to print some picture with best quality print setting.. and than try to print normaly again.. repeat the steps until the printer normal.
hope this help..

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Apr 30, 2010

Make sure it is set to print online. Also check in device manage to see if your having a problem with your USB drivers

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Apr 26, 2010

Hello and Welcome to FixYa!

You can download the free driver/software from their own site.

Just click here, then select your Operating System (Like Windows XP, Vista..)

Then you will be directed to the download, download the full Driver+Software package if asked.

I hope this will solve your problem.

IF I was helpful, kindly do Rate!

Regards, WAQAR

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Apr 22, 2010

Clean the contacts on your ink cartridge and printer. First, use cotton buds. If that don't work, use pencil eraser and lightly erase the contacts on your ink cartridge and printer then use the cotton buds again to remove any eraser particles.

I hope this helps. If not, please message me. Thanks.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Apr 21, 2010

  1. dip the bottom of the cartridge into hot water for about 20 seconds.
  2. Dry the cartridge and put back into printer
  3. you can also try the printer head cleaning option on the printer software.
  4. My 1st option normal works and you won't use up a lot of ink.

HP DeskJet 5150... | Answered on Apr 13, 2010

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