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11-03-2018 11:01 AM
Installed a new 96 Black ink cartridge a couple of weeks ago. It printed black fine without a color cartidge installed. Added 97 color cartridge. Alignment test page has no black on it. Ran HP print & scan doctor 5.1. Printed test page - no black. Removed cartridge and cleaned print head - still no black. Diagnostic shows cartridges are good. Need help. What's next? I do not see any kind of maintenance utility where I can run a head clean, etc.
11-04-2018 03:47 PM
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Thank you for posting your query on this forum, it's a great place to find answers.
Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.
In order that I may provide you with an accurate solution, I will need a few more details.
- When was the last time the printer was working fine?
- Are you facing the same issue when you make a copy?
- Have you made any software or hardware changes on the computer?
- Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting?
While you respond to that, I recommend you follow the below steps and check whether the issue is resolved.
1.) In Windows, search for and open Programs and features
2.) Select your HP Printer
3.) Select Uninstall
4.) In Windows, search for and open Devices and printers
5.) In the Devices and Printers windows look for your HP printer. If you see it listed right-click on it and choose ‘Delete’ or ‘Remove Device’
6.) Open up the run command with the “Windows key + R” key combo.
7.) Type printui.exe /s and click Ok. (Note: there is a space in between “printui.exe” and “/s”)
8.) Click on the “Drivers” tab
9.) Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it Click on it and click Remove at the bottom
10.) Select Ok
11.) Select Apply and Ok on the Print Server Properties windows
12.) Close Devices and Printers
13.) Restart the PC
14.) Download and install the printer software from the below link.
15.) Connect the USB cable ONLY when prompted and follow the on-screen instructions.
Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!
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