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Fix HP Officejet Pro 6830 Printhead Problem, Replacement, Clean Printhead

Fix HP Officejet Pro 6830 Printhead Problem, Replacement, Clean Printhead

There are few things that can cause blockages, the most common is having the printer set idle for over a long period of time. If it is left plugged in, it will clean itself but without power the ink will dry out inside the head, depending on weather conditions.

Old and poor quality Ink can also cause blockages , particularly the black as it contains powered graphite that settles over time.

Finally, the microelectronics in the head can burn out. Printheads don’t last forever, and the electronics can’t be repaired, so the best you can do is to try to clean the blockage manually or replace it if it still doesn’t work.

Fix Problem With Printhead HP 6830

  • If you  suspect your printhead is blocked, the first thing to do is print a nozzle check pattern to find out which colors are affected. Select Tools and then click on Print Quality report.

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  • If there are any error messages that appear on print quality report those error messages are to be resolved. And then select OK.
  • Next select Settings in the menu and then click Ok.
  • Now choose tools and click Ok.
  • Now in the tools menu select “Clean Printhead” and then click OK.

HP Officejet pro 6830 Problem With Printhead

It is the printer’s self-cleaning cycle and your printheads are automatically cleaned.  This clears most of the blockage and could be run twice or thrice for better results.

If you still cannot fix the printheads you need to replace the cartridges to a new one.

7 thoughts on “Fix HP Officejet Pro 6830 Printhead Problem, Replacement, Clean Printhead

  1. The problem that i am facing is quite different but relatable. The problem with printhead hp 6830 is not just a printhead issue but the printing consistency. The printer prints the first few pages without any problem but after the 4th or 5th page, there are white lines visible in the text, like the printhead has completely skipped a line while printing. The nozzle check helps but it cost me a lot of ink and i have to do that after every 5th page printing. The ink cartridge was installed few months back and it has still got about 80% ink left. Is there any other method i can do or should i contact for a cartridge replacement?

  2. I have the same printer with the same hp officejet pro 6830 problem with printhead. I did three nozzles check and the printer starting printing but it was not clear. I removed the ink cartridge and clean the printhead with a dry cloth and now its printing fine now. Thanks

  3. HP 6830 Problem With Printhead message pops up when i try to print and printhead cleaning does not help. I have run all the test available in the HP printer utility software and checked other options too. I can see that i still have 40% of the color ink cartridge so Ink cartridge replacement is the last option that i want to keep.

  4. I have the same printer with the same error i have tried to clean the printhead but i see there’s nothing done by the printer and the problem remains same

    1. Hello Badar Munir

      If your printer showing the Printhead problem, So for resolving this issue you should remove, clean and then reinstall the printhead. But after the clean your printhead, error still persist then replace the printhead. But wait until you have a new printhead assembly available before you remove the cartridge because HP recommend that you do not leave the cartridge outside the printer longer than 30 minutes. This could damage both printer and cartridge.

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