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Student
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Officejet 6500 won't print black

Hi,

 

I have an Officejet 6500 AIO that will print any color besides black. We've already replaced the black toner cartridge, ran an alignment (which failed), and did 1st and 2nd level printhead cleaning, all with no improvement. I've been looking online and HP doesn't even sell replacement printheads anymore for this model, and the ones I could find from other vendors cost half the price of a new printer.

 

Anything else I can try before calling it quits and replacing the whole unit?

 

Thanks,

 

Dave

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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

If the suggestion from Print_Hint does not resolve the issue you could try soaking the printhead in hot water for a few minutes as described in this post.  

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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

Try the steps in this document:

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01661383&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c01638029/en_...

 

 

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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

If the suggestion from Print_Hint does not resolve the issue you could try soaking the printhead in hot water for a few minutes as described in this post.  

Bob Headrick,  HP Expert

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Student
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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

The dip in the hot-water for about 5 minute trick worked.  I repeated the cleansing one more time.  The printer is printing normally again!   Thanks for the advice.

Student
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Re: OfficeJet 6500 Wireless Model E709n Won't Print Black Ink

Previously posted suggestion to remove ink cartridges, then remove printer head and soak in hot water for 5 minutes WAS A SUCCESS!!

 

I ended up doing this twice, gently drying and let it finish air drying.  Replacing printer head and cartridges and restarting printer.  It worked perfectly!  

 

Thank you for the fix!!

Student
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Re: OfficeJet 6500 Wireless Model E709n Won't Print Black Ink

After trying all suggestions - cleaning/washing the printhead fixed the problem of no black ink.  Give it a try.

Student
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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

Hi Dave,

 

Any luck? My printer is going tru the same problem. I did every step that you did.

I bought new ink carts and everything.

Provost
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Re: Officejet 6500 won't print black

The document here has troubleshooting steps that may help resolve black not printing on your Officejet 6500.  Be sure to check the vents.  If the above does not resolve the problem the post here may help.

Bob Headrick,  HP Expert

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