Well been having trouble with the cartridges in a 1430.. showing that there out of ink, when there not, during the last several times that I have printed.
So have a couple of questions..
1) If the little printed circuit board on the front of the key is lose, and not making proper contact, can that throw the 1430 into giving false reports of being out of ink, for other cartridges, as all the connections are not proper?
The reason for this question, is last night, I had to replace the CYAN InkThrift cartridge, but four others, when I put the printer back in service, showed empty, including the light Cyan.
Took them out and put them right back in.. all were well except the light cyan... which I couldn't remove again, when it showed it was still empty, when it was not.
This morning,got a flashlight, took the ink cartridges out each side of the light cyan one, to investigate. It would tilt, back to front, but not pull out.. Tried to see if the printed crkt board was hanging it up.. and could not see the board, to small a space to see much of anything. Found out the reason that I could not see it, is that when I took a hooked wire and gentle used it, to pull up on the cartridge, from the bottom, it came out, but no ckrt board was there. Missing in action and found later on the floor. Came to the conclusion, that what was hanging up the cartridge, was one of the pins, inside the printer, that makes the connection to the board. It must have gotten caught in that space somehow. Perhaps damaged before, by a loose ckrt board on the key.. Found the pin connector, it was lying bent, at the bottom of the cartridge ink space.
Nuts.. but actually got to straightened the pin out, and was able to slide it back into its slot.
2) All back together, ... unsurprisingly, the printer is showing that the light cyan, is out of ink, which it is not!
Sooo.. it could be the circuit board on the key, which, I put back in, an attached with a thin piece of scotch tape, at the top, not covering any of the connections. Yet, although stable, it may be dead.
... Or.. it could be the pin, which is not making the electrical connection. (It was the third one over from the left.)
Can you purchase just one key.. (Light Cyan), to test and verify that its the pin?
If is the pin.. can these be purchased on the web?
Or perhaps the whole assembly?
Thanks for any help p.