pji Student
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HP Photosmart 5510 - will not print black ink

I just changed the cartriges in my HP Photosmart 5510 printer and it won't print in black.  When I try to prink black it prints in a light gray instead.  I tried cleaning the printheads multiple times and that doesn't help.  I also tried printing with black a number of times in a row hoping it would start working but it didn't.  I tried unplugging the printer and plugging it back in.  I also took the cartrige out and cleaned the mesh filter underneath it with warm water and that didn't work either.  The printer is less than 2 years old and is out of warranty.  I've already spent about $50 on cartriges trying to fix the printer.  Is there anything else that I can try or is this thing just junk?  Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: HP Photosmart 5510 - will not print black ink



I see that you have tried all the troubleshooting steps for this issue.


I'd still suggest you to try the steps mentioned by clicking HERE .


If issue still persists, it could be a Printhead issue which is  a fixed  part in the printer. Hence printer need to be serviced.


Please call HP Tech Support for further assistance you might have a Trade-in option.

If you are in US , the toll free # is 1-800-474-6836 .

If you are not in US , then log on to , at bottom-left corner there is a world map icon, click on it and then select the region you belong to, which would then provide support options for you for that region.


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Re: HP Photosmart 5510 - will not print black ink

Hi pji,


Just doing a follow up, to see if @jabzi recommendations have you back up and printing in black ink? If you are still running into problems can you please let me know which Country/Region you are in?


I look forward to hearing from you.



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