Do you get any error codes?
no numeric codes
How many times the orange light blinks?
it does not stop blinking
Restart the printer and check.
Did not work but i had not put cartidges back in before unplugging first time. I now have installed cartridges and have unplugged. waiting for 5 minutes to be up
Please check if the POWER lamp flashes alternate green and orange.
Yes. orange 5 times and then green once
The issue is with the printhead. The error means "No print head installed/Defective print head".
After removing the cartridges, are you able to remove the printhead?
not sure how to do that
Remove the cartrdiges, raise the print head lock lever and remove the print head.
i got it.
Then, clean the printhead and place where the printhead seats.
After cleaning it properly, reinstall the printhead, and then the cartrdiges.
still get same error. maybe i did not clean properly. I do not have a cotton swab here
If so, you have to replace the printhead with a new one in order to get the issue resolved.
I would suggest you get a new printhead in order to get the issue resolved.
Is the printer too old?
Are you there?
yes i was just looking at print head again The printer is quite old but i just bought new cartridges and reallyn like the simplicity and size of this printer > do you know how much a printhead would be approx?
I would suggest you purchase a new printer instead of replacing the print head.
Replacing the printhead may cost higher and it is not good for an old printer.
So, it is always better to buy a new printer.