A lot of users are unable to print with their HP Printer as when they try to do so, the printer shows Missing or Failed Printhead with error code 0xc19a0003. In this article, we are going to talk about this issue and see what should be done Printerhead is missing or failed on an HP Printer.
The printhead appears to be missing not detected or incorrectly installed, Error Code 0xc19a0003
Fix HP Missing or Failed Printhead Error 0xc19a0003
If you see Missing, Not detected or Failed Printhead on an HP Printer, then check out the following solutions to resolve the issue:
- Reset the Printer
- Check the Printhead
- Clean the Printhead inside out
- Consult an expert
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Reset the Printer
Let us start with a solution that you must have tried, if you didn’t, the following are the things you need to do to reset your HP Printer correctly.
- Turn off your HP Printer.
- Unplug it from the power source. Wait for a minute or two.
- Plug the printer back in.
- Turn it on.
Now, see if the error code reappears.
2] Check the Printhead
As the error message clearly says that the Printhead is missing, we need to check if it is placed correctly. First of all, turn off the Printer and unplug the cables. Now, lift up the carriage, and detach the Printerhead slightly. Then place it firmly where it belongs.
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3] Clean the Printer inside out
You should clean the Printer inside out and remove all the dirt and dust and see if that works. Make sure to do it carefully as to not damage any of the components of your printer.
4] Consult an expert
If nothing works, then maybe your Printhead is damaged. However, we are going to go to conclude anything. You should contact HP and ask them to look at the problem. If Printhead is damaged, then the only thing you can do is replace them.
Hopefully, this will do the job for you.
How do I fix a Missing Printhead error on my HP printer?
If an error message means that your Printhead is missing, then it doesn’t mean, your Printhead is missing. What this means is that the Printhead got malfunctioned or was misplaced. You need to first try and place the component correctly. What we would recommend you is check the solutions mentioned in this article to resolve the issue.
What causes Printhead Failure?
The printhead is destined to fail if you use your system very often. It has to pull ink from all the carriages and then use that ink to create an image on the paper. So, it’s doing a lot of work. If you want to extend the lifecycle of your Printhead, then the only thing you can do is clean the device from time to time.