To clean the area around the ink nozzles
Plug in the HP Fax and open the print cartridge door.
The print carriage moves to the far right side of the HP Fax.
Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then unplug the power cord from
the back of the HP Fax.
be erased. You might need to reset the date and time later, when you plug the
power cord back in.
Lightly press down on the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out
of the slot.
each print cartridge one at a time. Do not leave a print cartridge outside the HP
Fax for more than 30 minutes.
Place the print cartridge on a piece of paper with the ink nozzles facing up.
Lightly moisten a clean foam rubber swab with distilled water.
Clean the face and edges around the ink nozzle area with the swab, as shown below.
1 Nozzle plate (do not clean)
2 Face and edges around the ink nozzle area
Slide the print cartridge back into the slot. Push the print cartridge forward until it clicks
Repeat if necessary for the other print cartridge.
Gently close the print cartridge door and plug the power cord into the back of the HP
Store print cartridges
Print cartridges can be left in the device for extended periods of time. If you remove the
print cartridges, place them in an airtight container, such as a resealable plastic tub. Make
sure the nozzles are not touching anything when you store the print cartridges.
Maintain and troubleshoot
Depending how long the HP Fax is unplugged, the date and time might
Do not remove both print cartridges at the same time. Remove and clean
Do not clean the nozzle plate.