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My Hp 6500 wireless won't do anything. The keypad on it won't even work. Any thoughts?
You don't say what trouble shooting you've done. So lets start with the basics: 1) make sure your power cable is plugged all the way in from the back of the printer to the power strip. Make sure your power strip is on. (cannot tell you how many times this has been my problem). Make sure the plugs on both sides of the transformer (the black box in the power cable) are plugged all the way in. I'd unplug and replug everything.
2) The power button on this machine is not real obvious. It is to the left and aligned with the top of the control panel screen. I've attached a picture.
3) if that doesn't do anything open the cartridge access panel. The machine should light up, give you an error message on the control panel.
4) if none of these work and you've rechecked your power, I'd take it back to where you purchased it.
on Jan 30, 2019
How to remove print head in a HPOffice jet6500a
Turn printer on. Lift the entire top of the printer up. The ink cartridge tray will come to the center of the printer. Push the plastic tab of the cartridge you want to replace and lift it up and towards the back.Remove all wrappings on your new cartridge and reverse this procedure to re-install.
on Jan 30, 2019
My HP 6500A plus is giving an error code 0.6101 bed. Do you know what the problem is, is it practical to repair.
Do you mean the error 0x6101bed? This appears to be an error with the printer carriage or the sensors that detect paper in the trays. Unplug the USB cable if you are using that connection before trying the steps below.
Some people have solved the problem by turning off the printer and then removing the photo feed and output trays. Also remove any extras like a duplexer if you have one. Put in a sheet of plain paper. Then turn on the printer and quickly press the Menu button. Find the menu item for printer reports and select print status report (or a similar item). Push the paper gently into the printer pickup until the pickup spool catches the paper. Press Cancel and see if the printer ejects the sheet.
Some people have found that adding a few extra power on/off power cycles (5-6) helps. Then try to to move the print cartridges (gently - do not force anything) while the printer is off. While you are trying to move the print cartridges, check for any foreign objects in the printer. (A small piece of paper can cause the bed error.)
Make sure that the printer is on a firm surface wider than the printer. Pick it up and put it down again to shake things loose inside. At some point, the printer will go into a initialization step if you have solved the internal issue.
If these don't help, it may be that the internal frame and the rail that the printer cartridges ride on is bent. Then the solution is probably to replace the printer.
I hope this helps.
on Oct 21, 2014
Printer will not print colour
This could be your default print settings telling the printer to use mono all the time. Go into control panel or Devices and Printers, get the printer queue up, or the settings if you can remember where they are (i forgot!), click Printer then click properties. In the option tabs at the top, if it's the correct driver for the printer you should find an option under general called Preferences. Click this and you should find the default settings for the printer including paper sizes and colour/mono printing modes.
Hope this helps?
on Oct 15, 2014
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