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02-14-2012 04:27 PM
The printer was working fine until I replaced the black ink cartridge (564XL). The first few pages had blank smear lines down the middle. The next time I went to print it would not print black and all other colors are dull. Went to solutions and did everything they ask to do nothing works. If anyone has a solution I could use it.
02-15-2012 04:58 AM
Is the vent area clear? If so, then I would suggest contacting HP phone support as you may be entitled to a replacement cartridge under warranty.
Please let me know how you get on
Figure 11: Close-up photo of a clean cartridge vent
Figure 12: Close-up photo of a vent clogged with adhesive
02-15-2012 03:35 PM
Thanks for the info.
Checked the vent, i had another cartridge and tried that, sill not printing.
I have looked and can not find a number to call HP to talk with someone.
02-15-2012 03:52 PM
Update on problem
I went back and ran the install on the new drivers fro windows7. When it came to the test page it started working again, this is the second time I have had to to this. The first time it did this it would not print at all.
07-30-2012 08:31 AM
I have had this problem in the past and was able to recover by reloading the driver. However, I just recently changed the black ink cartridge again and encountered the same problem. Printer was working fine right before I changed cartridges. I cleaned the carriage (as recommended in other threads) to no avail. Also tried alternate new cartridge for black.
Everything is very clean and nothing is plugged so I know that is not the problem. As I did previously, I deinstalled and then reinstalled the printer. This did not work. I did it a second time and at the final stage of installation there is a question asking whether you want to print a test photo. You have the option of skipping that step and printing a standard test page, which I did. The test page printed beautifully in black text. However, the printer still will not print a standard page of text, nor will a test page printed from the printer or the Solution Center print either. I thought I must have been seeing things but I have now repeated this process with the same results. Test page from install prints but no other black printing beyond that is achievable.
My conclusion is that this is a software bug. Black ink displays as full on the ink level graphic indication, but for some reason black cartridge print command is failing.
07-30-2012 10:18 AM
07-31-2012 02:36 AM
Hi rsedelmeir, weird that the Test Page prints fine but not a standard page. I'll ask around for suggestions from some folks here and get back to you...
07-31-2012 08:22 AM
Test page attached. Note that I can repeat this process of printing this test page from the install process but cannot print a test page either from the printer front panel or from the solution center. Also calibration fails of course without black ink.