ThinkJet Printhead/Ribbon Cable assy to repair HP-2225 Printers

Robert Prosperi bobprosperi at
Sun Aug 28 15:03:34 MDT 2016


If you print even just a small amount every week or so, it stays fresh enough to use when needed. I will print just a simple disk catalog or something similar periodically and it's fine. The real problem is if you just leave the cartridge in for long periods (6 months or more) the ink has a tendency to leak onto the sensitive electrical contacts on the carriage, and the corrosive nature of the ink damages the contacts making it useless.

Ink is available from HP and all the obvious places (Amazon, etc.) but you need to check the "use by" date on the box, as this ink seems to be very time sensitive. When buying from unknown sellers, always have them verify the ink date before purchase, otherwise you'll have to return/refund which can be hassle, and lately there have been many sellers that pop into Amazon, sell junk and are gone by the time you receive your defective products.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: hhc-bounces at [mailto:hhc-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ramsey David
> Sent: Sunday, August 28, 2016 3:43 PM
> To: Handheld Computing Conference discussion list
> Subject: Re: ThinkJet Printhead/Ribbon Cable assy to repair HP-2225 Printers
> I have one of these printers, which worked the last time I tried it, but always thought of it as more a display piece than anything else.
> Surely you can’t get the ink cartridges any more— oh, wait, it looks as if you can— but this first-generation inkjet design means the
> cartridge will dry out and be useless if you don’t print for a couple of weeks, right? So unless you use the printer fairly regularly, you’re
> opening a new cartridge every time you want to print.
> > On Aug 28, 2016, at 9:27 AM, Robert Prosperi <bobprosperi at> wrote:
> >
> > I recently found a source for the part needed to repair HP-2225 ThinkJet printers which have been damaged due to corrosive ink
> destroying the electrical connector in the print-head carriage. They are not expensive here (I think less than $20 USD with shipping
> included), but much more so shipping overseas, so I thought I would offer to buy a few and bring them to HHC for international
> attendees if there is any interest.
> >
> > So if you are interested, or have friends not attending HHC that are interested, please contact me off list to let me know how many
> you want. You can pay me at HHC to make it simple.
> >
> > A photo of the part can be seen here, although Amazon no longer has any stock left:
> >
> > --bob prosperi
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