Customer in Euston Train Station (London) with leaking ink from tube system on HP 1050c Designjet printer repaired by 1st Call 4 Service based in Birmingham West Midlands.

20th September 2010

1st Call 4 Service Visited train company at Euston Train Station in London with Cyan ink leak from the left hand side of the HP 1050c Designjet printer.  We arrived with new Tube System from stock after reciving the call the day before, fixing the printer within 24 hours of customer calling 1st Call 4 Service.

During visit serviced the HP 1050c Designjet printer.


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2 Responses to Customer in Euston Train Station (London) with leaking ink from tube system on HP 1050c Designjet printer repaired by 1st Call 4 Service based in Birmingham West Midlands.

  1. Wayne Stear says:

    My HP 1050c has developed a leak in the pipe as it connects to the ink cartridge connector. Can this be temporarily fixed by placing mastic around the leak?
    I know i have to get a competely new ink sytem. But need to plot off Urgently. It is only dripping at the moment.
    Kind Regards, Wayne stear

    • Happy new year Wayne!

      Just look on line 1st time this year sorry I was not about sooner!

      Where the pipe goes into the unit there is a push fitting, if you push the ring in it will let you pull the pipe out! What I have done in the past is rotate a sharp blade around the pipe about 50mm from the end to cut the bad bit off ( cutting it like a plummer would cut a copper pipe) if you use cutting pliers you will crimp the end and will loose its true round shape and leak! the sharp blade I use is a network cable cut which just puts slight spring tension on pipe as I rotate it and this cuts it with a great edge!

      After you cut pipe you can just push back in as far as it will go you could push ring aswell just to help it then one final push after letting the ring go! After this you will need to take the printhead out then draw some ink out of the pipe from carriage to get air out of the system before refitting printhead! You will find a YouTube video I made on HP 5500 Designjet on my blogs showing how to do this part of the job!

      Then rebuild and test! You might find that your ink cartriage is low due to the leak and will give wrong information on display due to chip still thinks it was full and can cause your printhead to stop working also air in printhead can give same issue, if this happens you need to replace printhead!

      Hope there was not to much mess from leak because when they go they normal make a big mess around the printer. Hope this will get you back up and running till tube system needs replacing?


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