HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink! (6908 Views)
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Jonlavik
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HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

Hi there..

 

I have a Deskjet 2050 All in One Printer, and recently it stopped printing with black ink (colors work fine). I changed the black ink cartridge but that didn't help.. Not sure what the problem is or what to do.. Please help :smileyhappy:

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Keeleyr2012
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

Hi,

I'm also having the same problem, have you managed to fix it yet?

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Travis_C
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

Hello Jonlavik and Keeleyr2012

 

Have either of you tried the Print Quality article? If not I suggest doing so. The article covers many possible problems and some solutions may work for you issues as well.

Print Quality Issues

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maryb3
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

Did either of you find a solution.  I am so frustrated as I just bought this printer and the black ink is not printing.  When I check it's levels, it says its full.

 

Any help would be appreciated

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alfluna63
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

I was having the same issue with my 2050 HP printer. it was printing a faded black. The issue was fixed when i changed the paper quailty to picture quality paper. NO dought that the ink will be pouring out and been wasted but it did fix the issue

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chriskeeble
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

This also resolves the HP 3050 not printing blacks / greys. (Thank you @alfluna63 for the suggestion)

 

For others looking to resolve this: 

 

1. Click Start

2. Click Devices and Printers

3. Right-click on the printer and click Printing Preferences

4. Clikck the Paper Quiality tab

5. Change media to Photo Paper, Best Quality

 

(You can try other options for Media, but I found this was the only setting that gave me anywhere near true blacks & greys).

 

I hope this helps others and avoids them wasting too much time.

 

(HP - please FIX this stuff?! You've been making this sort off boo-boo for years with your printers!)

 

Chris

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Samtai
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Re: HP Deskjet 2050 printer won't print with black ink!

If u can't print out data, u can go to the property and change the print with grayscale to black ink only. It works for me.
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