05-02-2012 09:51 PM
My Photosmart C309 is not printing correctly. It's as though it can't recognise the black ink cartridge, although it sees it in the ink level monitor. The ink cartridge is brand new, and is not dry. When i print the status report it does not show any ink in the XL cartridge and on the quality report there are no black bars. The colour cartridge prints fine. I have cleaned the heads, but it will not align properly..
Any help would be great
05-02-2012 10:27 PM - last edited on 04-19-2016 09:53 AM by OscarFuentes
It`s probably the issue is in the printhead..You have to try this
If the issue still continues, you have to replace the printhead....
05-02-2012 11:11 PM
So i followed the steps, cleaned all the parts, but still no black ink. the ink level is reading ok but no black strips on the quality / status reports. could it be the ink cartridge? i took it out and it was leaking from the vent. the last thing i want to do is spend another $20 on ink and possibly another $40 for the actual replacement printer head. so $60 later i might still be in the same position.
05-04-2012 05:26 PM - edited 05-04-2012 05:30 PM
i understand you, but when you have a problem where some ink is missing or the printing quality is not the best, the first step you have to do is changing the printhead, if the problems continues so the only thing that rest to repair is the printer...
The cartridges must be changed only when they are empty,when there is a cartridge error.But in this case you have, there is highly recommended to change the printhead...good luck...
05-07-2012 09:28 PM
Ok new print head fresh out of the package...same problems, errors, black doesnt show up on the quality/status reports... Im about to cut my losses and get a non-hp printer.
05-16-2012 02:05 AM
Here's what I got from someone else that worked for the same problem with my HP Photosmart C6100 all-in-one
Perform a reset on your printer
Here are the steps
1) When the printer is turned ON, Disconnect and then reconnect the power cord.
2) When the lights begin to flash, press ON and CANCEL buttons simultaneously.
3) When the printer turns OFF, release the buttons.
4) Now turn ON the printer
Some things that sound too good to be true really are that good.
05-03-2013 01:04 PM
@ jdavis5042- I will need a little more information in order to help out. What model of printer do you own? Different printers will have different steps to take to resolve their issues. Does the copy that you make have any color on it instead of black? For example, does it have yellow or green text showing where the black portions of the page should be? If you scan something and then view the image on the computer, does that image have color defects as well?
02-09-2017 12:26 PM
A while back, I thought there was something wrong with my printer because I would get an error message saying the carriage could not move. It would start printing, but the carriage would get stuck. I called HP and they told me it was the XL Black ink cartridge that was the problem and they sent me a new one. I have been having this same problem again, and when I put in the standard HP cartridge and not the XL, it works fine. If you find this to be your problem, HP should replace the ink cartridge free of charge. That is what they did for me.