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wfiasco
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C309A Not Printing Black

Using a Photosmart C309a with a Mac OS X 10.6.6

 

My printer is connected through my router, and gets my print jobs, but does not print black.

 

Test prints get me all other colors, just not black.  The printer utility is telling me I have plenty of ink.

 

I'm guessing my cartridge is somehow clogged.  How to fix?

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wfiasco
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Re: C309A Not Printing Black

Never mind.

 

 

Looking at other posts, figured out that it's an occluded print head.  Soaked it and now it's printing.

 

 

 

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eagle8
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how do you soak a printhead?

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Hello eagle8. Please refer to this post on how to soak a print head: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Printing-Questions/HP-6500-Office-jet-E709a-Black-printer-cartrid...

 

Let me know if this answers your questions.

 

Mario

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Hi, just wondering if the suggestion solved your issue?

Thanks

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Yes, Clara. The problem was a clogged vent. The auto-clan worked.
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