06-20-2014 11:39 AM
I recently replaced the 564 black cartridge with a new one and noticed that anything that was supposed to print in black either didn't print or came out spotty or very faded looking. Thiking that I had a bad cartridge, I went and got a new one and installed that today - only to have the same problem.
I've cleaned the print heads mulitple times, re-aligned the printer, made sure the vents on the tops of the cartridge are clean, and verified that it's seated correctly in the ink carriage.
I have no idea why this is happening and I'm out $50 in ink so far, which is fast adding up.
Any ideas or potential solutions that I haven't tried?
06-23-2014 08:26 AM
Welcome to the HP forums!
I'm sorry to hear you've been having issues getting your Photosmart 5520 to print black properly, but I'd be happy to have a look into this with you
I will recommend that you start with following the steps within this Printer Does Not Print Black Ink or Color Ink, or Prints Blank Pages document. That should hopefully clear up the issue for you!
If not though, please let me know whether your printer is still under warranty or not as well as what country you're in and I'll make sure this gets resolved for you! Please feel free to private message me the country information if you don't want to post it on the forums.
07-29-2014 12:53 PM
Just wanted to follow up and see how are things were going. Were you able to get the black printing again?
Let me know if I can be of any further assistance
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- Limited Warranty for HP Ink Cartridges and Customer-Replaceable Printheads for HP Inkjet Supplies