08-07-2012 10:23 AM
My printer won't print black even when I changed the "black" cartridge. The photo "black" cartidge is depleted as well. Does this cartidge have to have ink as well even though I am not printing photos? Is there a way to disable this cartridge? seems like a waste of ink if just printing documents.
Feedback greatly appreciated.
08-08-2012 02:05 PM
Printers with a separate printhead and ink cartridges need all the cartridges to print. If they were allowed to print in black ink only the printhead which would be expecting to pull ink out of the empty cartridges when servicing the printer would get air instead of ink and could clog the printheads on the machine or dry them out. For futher reading on the all the ways inkjet printers use inl to service the printer here is a link. http://h10060.www1.hp.com/pageyield/en-019/article
01-08-2013 08:24 PM
I had the same problem with my HP C6380. I tried washing the printer head twice and no help.
So with nothing to lose I tried good old WD40. I sprayed in where the ink heads sets, wiped off
the head of excess WD40, cleaned contacts, put head and ink back in.PRINTS LIKE NEW.
01-09-2013 11:14 AM - last edited on 04-19-2016 12:14 PM by OscarFuentes
Please follow the above link to solve the issue with the black ink. This should help.
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01-24-2013 08:29 PM
I have a C6380 All-in-One and it won't print; Tried all the suggestions but the alignment says "Alignment Failed", tried cleaning printheads and the prints is still fuzzy. I have new HP cartridges but can't get my printer to work. Please some one HELP!
01-30-2013 10:36 AM
@martruj91- Here is a link that addresses the alignment failed error that you are getting on the printer for you to try in addition to the document for fuzzy printer that aks3621 supplied. This document will provide additional steps that were not in the other one such as manual cleaning of the printhead and how to do a hard reset on the printer. I hope that this helps.
01-30-2013 04:10 PM
I also HP answers and none worked, I then again took out the printer head and got out my spray can of WD40. I sprayed the screens where the ink sets looked clean. Wiped the head off and put back into printer. Instaled ink, run head cleaner, and now my printer runs like new. GOOD LUCK!