02-09-2013 03:27 PM
Well. I have a 5510. Worked allways perfect. some days a go i bougth for the first time the xl version( before that always used the normal version). and it did not work. i tried everything ( exept the headthing,im not that expert) But nothing. So now i think it is : 1. The cartridge is not functional,which i doubt. 2. A bug,probebly. 3. Somthing to do with that it is xl version 4. Something to do with that that on the market the 364 cartridges have now new chips,thats look diferently,in whitch case a new firmware could help?
02-11-2013 08:31 AM
I have a Deskjet 3070A which refuses to print black...just stopped yesterday! Bought a new cartridge today still nothing. I have spent most of the day trying to get this piece of **** working and all I have succeeded in doing is running down my colour cartridges. 2nd Epson in 1.5 years (last one had to be replaced because the lcd screen stopped displaying). Would I buy again? NO!
02-12-2013 04:20 AM - edited 02-12-2013 05:07 AM
My 5510 stopped printing black after I cleared a paper jam. Thought I'd broken it. I've read all the posts here and realise I have a dodgy printer. I don't see a permanent solution in the whole thread. Just throwing my issue into the ring!
I've tried all the tips & solutions aforementioned. My printer is a few months out of warranty. Just wondering what to do with this new looking useless carcase. I too am a disillusioned, used to be loyal, HP customer.
02-14-2013 07:58 PM
Same here... 2 day nothing,I treid everything.
sudenly yesterday began to work.... was soooo happy.. til today in the morning when i found out that it does not working.
Then i tried everything to fix it,i mean everything.* restarting,uninstalling,setting wireless off, default settings, changing cartridge(s). and even paper. tried messing with with various settings. nothing.
As i said in earlier post: it began with the new type of cartridges(it has a new type of chip that look differently.( u can find on youtube how the old and the new does look.)
Is that the bug or something else. I have noooo idea.
02-16-2013 01:24 PM
02-17-2013 05:15 PM
glad that worked for you ;I didn't have the same luck printed the page from app fine but won't print black ink when I try printing anything else crazy it will print test page perfetly and anything from the app but anything else black is missing
02-18-2013 07:21 AM
i currently am using a hp c410 printer and have had the no black ink death. i removed the ink cartigages and then the printhead assembly. then i soaked the printhead assembly in a shallow bowl of hot water covering the printheads for about 5 minutes. after that i rinsed the printheads with hot running water until they ran clear. i let the prinhead assembly dry on a paper towel overnight. this morning i used a blow dryer and tried the printhead assembly as best as i could. finally reinstalled everything with the power cord unplugged. the printer ran the setup and tried to do an alignment but failed like in the past. but and this is a jlo butt, the c410 now prints in black ink! for how long, who knows? i am still thinking about trashing this pos printer and buying an epson even though i have used hp printer for a while.
02-28-2013 09:15 PM - edited 02-28-2013 09:27 PM
Black was not printing even after I replaced the cartridge today. I did 'clean cartridge' 5 times but it still didn't work. Finally I removed all the cartridges and the printhead by lifting the latch. Turned th printhead around and the whole base was so dirty stained by dry and wet black ink. Took a piece of super soft tissue paper and started clean up very gentle with the two strips of metal moving in vertical direction along the metal. (**WARNING: I read somewhere about not touching the metals and leave them alone, maybe you should do so) I used up 3 pieces of tissue papers just to clean the area reasonably well. Then I replaced the printheah and the cartridges... did a test print but there were still missing lines and faded patches so I perform "clean cartridge' a couple of time and did test printing twice with slight improvement. Then I printed a full color page twice and finally it turned out perfect.
I am not a technical person but I think the last few printings finally got the ink flowing smoothly to the printhead again. Cleaning the metals kind of 'soak' up ink (maybe a small reservoir in there) so maybe it's better to leave that area alone. Just hope it works the next time I use the printer!
03-04-2013 07:39 PM
I have a C309a that stopped printing black about a week ago and I had tried replacing the cartridges, cleaning the print heads - all that kind of thing. It's probably about 3-4 years old so I thought I was up for a new printer.
After turning to Dr Google in desperation I ended up here and read a suggestion about printing a page using the 'Quick Forms' app (mine has it as a button on the front but you can probably get to it elsewhere as well) and it worked!! I did have to do another print head clean to get good quality again but now its all back (or all black) to normal.
Thanks for the helpful posts.