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HP Color Inkjet cp1160 Series Printer - Cleaning the Printer

Cleaning the printheads
If your printed pages are missing lines or dots, or if they contain ink streaks, the printheads may need to be cleaned.
  note:
During the cleaning process, the printer also verifies the health of each printhead. If a printhead has failed, its icon flashes on the LCD panel.
Follow these steps to clean the printheads:
  1. Use one of the following methods to open the Toolbox:
    • Click Start, Programs, Hewlett-Packard, hp cp1160, then Toolbox. Right-click the taskbar icon, then select Open Toolbox.
    • Select the Services tab in the Printer Properties box, then click Open the HP toolbox.
  2. Click Print a Diagnostic Page.
  3. If the Diagnostic page indicates a problem with a printhead, click Clean the Printheads.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. If you have questions about the cleaning feature, point to the Clean the Printheads option and click the right-mouse button to display the What’s This? dialog box. Click What’s This? for more information.
      note:
    Only clean the printheads when it is necessary. Unnecessary cleaning wastes ink.
Maintaining the printer body
Printer case exterior
Follow these guidelines when cleaning the outside of the printer:
  • Use water only. Do not use household cleaners or detergents.
  • Use a soft damp cloth to remove dust, smudges, stains, and spilled ink from the printer case exterior.
Printer interior
Do not clean the printer’s interior. Keep all liquids away from the interior. If streaks appear on printouts, follow the instructions for cleaning the printheads.
Print carriage rod
Do not lubricate the rod on which the print carriage moves. It is normal to hear noise as the carriage moves back and forth on the rod when the printer is new.
Handling and storage
Handle and store the printer in an upright, level position for maximum performance and reliability.

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