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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    Probably should have used the syringe first. You want to get the air out of the lines first, so that it doesn't make its way to the heads. But you're probably fine. It's just that if there's air still in the lines, and you replace the head, and then the air gets to the head, you have to replace the head again.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    Yeah, i wasn't around when our users replaced the heads when the machine prompted them to. Anyway, replacing them again if needed to is not an issue at all.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    A good news and a bad news...

    I dismantled the machine we have here in the shop to the level of removing the ink tubing, the pipe or whatever it is called. Just want to visually check for any leaks, any air packet or anything unusual where air might come in. I was able to remove the pipe on the side of the ink tank and check visually. On the side of the carriage/printhead, i did not bother continuing as the tubes are covered from the center going to that side, i removed the printhead though. I just assemble everything back and planned to use the syringe to suck in ink along with any air on the tubes if there is. The good news, i made a test first after i assembled everything and the problem of banding was gone. I made several pages including the very same file i printed before, no more banding. The bad news is there is one more machine that's having the same problem and i don't know what fixed it or if it is really fixed in the first place.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    Using the syringe is even easier than taking it apart. Just pull the heads off and do it. It literally take less than a minute.

    You wouldn't be able to find a leak. The only way you would know there was a leak is if ink leaked out (this happens occasionally) or if air leaked in (this happens often). And many times, the only way to tell if air is in the line is to suck up about half of that
    syringe full of ink. If, while you're sucking, you get air bubbles, then you know your problem.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    Quote Originally Posted by vishop View Post
    A good news and a bad news...

    I dismantled the machine we have here in the shop to the level of removing the ink tubing, the pipe or whatever it is called. Just want to visually check for any leaks, any air packet or anything unusual where air might come in. I was able to remove the pipe on the side of the ink tank and check visually.

    Hello everyone,

    I'm back on this, and so is the problem. Again there is banding on the print, exact same scenario as my initial post. Banding starts somewhere in the center of the prints. And this time, still the gray.

    The thing i did above didn't worked though, but as suggested, just manually primed the gray tube, sucked out almost 5ml and immediately replaced the printhead G-PK.

    Thank you by the way to all who have shared their ideas on this especially (Kiran,engel). Good thing i have this thread before. Helped me the 2nd time around

    thank you everyone


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    I can't recall what kinds of diagnostics images are on this printer, but I think they'd be more help than just regular print outs. What you really need is a large block of each specific color, so you can tell exactly which ones are banding.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    If you've replaced the print head AND the ink cartridge with new ones, and still have the problem, then I would replace the tube assembly at this point.

    Kiran


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiran Otter View Post
    If you've replaced the print head AND the ink cartridge with new ones, and still have the problem, then I would replace the tube assembly at this point.

    Kiran


    Replaced the Gray Ink, syringe out atleast 5ml of ink, then replaced the G-PK printhead, and print came out well.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    If this is the second time that happened, then you're probably gonna have to replace the tubes.


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    Re: Banding at HP T11xx

    so far it is printing well. When it happens again, might check on that tube replacement.


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