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HP Deskjet F340 All-in-One

HP Deskjet F340 All-in-One

(OP)
Please / Thanks: Windows XP 5.1 SP3; just got the HP printer noted above; it's been sitting in an office for about five years, lonely; worked fine, she says; downloaded/installed what I could e-locate for the model; my PC tells me all is well with the newbie, but when it comes printtime, the paper moves through appropriately, the appropriate sound of the ink mechanism moving back and forth is heard, but the grand result is, merely, a blank sheet of paper. The ink cartridges and electroconnection points are clean and dry.

Shall I conclude that the souls of the ink cartridges have flown the bodies after having been unattended and unused for such a length of time? Haven't tried new cartridges yet. Or is there something else I should be attending to?

Thanks / appreciated.

RE: HP Deskjet F340 All-in-One

Sounds like dry ink carts to me. Sitting and not being used for a long time will dry them out. Try new ink carts. www.ldproducts.com has some cheap non-OEM ones if you are on a budget.

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RE: HP Deskjet F340 All-in-One

Take the carts out and wipe the business ends with a soggy cotton swab.
Then reinsert and try a test print.
You may not get a full test page, but if you get any portion of it, that suggests that _only_ the carts are toast, so you won't be wasting money on new ones.

RE: HP Deskjet F340 All-in-One

(OP)
Thanks. It was an issue of the printer having not been used for such period of time; new cartridges = nirvana (or at least printing one can see).

Appreciate your responses.

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