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New Photosmart 5520 won't print in black

I have a new HP Photosmart 5520 all in one printer.  The black ink ran out so I replaced it with a previously used ink cartridge that is the same type # 564 but an XL version.  This cartridge was barely used.  Now I can't get anything to print in black.  It will print in color, but not black.  I've tried shutting off the printer.  I put the cartridge back in my other printer and it worked fine.  What do I need to do?

 

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The post here may help.

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new black ink  printer will not print 

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Hi 12lou,

 

I see that your printer is not printing black ink.  

 

 

What printer do you have?

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Printer won't print black, new black cartridge installed, it still won't print black. on test print color is working fine but no black print. tried turning off/unplugging and even booting computer. what else should I do. printer was bought new from Staples May 4th this year. any help welcome, thanks. other than getting a new one.

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HI b16,

 

I understand that your black ink isn't printing.  Where you able to try steps below?

 

 

 

Print Quality

 

 

Let me know how it goes.  

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irshlady
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i have a hpphotosmart5520 printer when i print the black information is very faint in color there is a new cartridge and it is still doing the same thing has anybody had this problem

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Hi irshlady,

 

Try running the Clean Printhead utility up to 3 times.  Click Here

 

If that doesn't help, you can follow the other steps in the above link that covers Print Quality issues.  Let me know if that helps.

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irshlady wrote:

i have a hpphotosmart5520 printer when i print the black information is very faint in color there is a new cartridge and it is still doing the same thing has anybody had this problem


The troubleshooting steps in the document here may help resolve issues with black not printing on your Photosmart 5520.  Especially make sure to check the vents as shown in Solution Six.

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Hello,
I just thought I’d check in to ask if you were able to resolve your issue.
Rich

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