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I have owned my printer for only 2 years and at best printed 40 pages per month using the HP Instant Ink program.    All of a sudden I get an error stating my black cartridge is not communicating with the printer.    I've tried replacing the black cartridge 3 times and still the same error.    Is this the best HP can do after spending  over $250 for this printer?

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Hi @Postalpat214,

 

Welcome to the HP Support Community.

 

I understand that you are facing issues black ink cartridge. I'd like to help!

 

Since you mentioned that, you have already replaced the black cartridge thrice and still facing the issues. Are you able to copy normally?

How about the color? Does it print okay without any issues?

In this scenario, I would need to know a few details regarding your Instant ink account to help you get the ink cartridges sorted.

 

Since the instant ink account details are confidential, please send me the required information via private message.

 

I am sending you a private message with the information required. Please check the mailbox icon at the top-right corner of this screen.

 

Please check your Private message icon on the upper right corner of your HP Forums profile,

Next, to your profile Name, you should see a little blue envelope, please click on it.

 

Meanwhile, follow the steps below and see how it goes. 

 

Clean the ink cartridge and carriage electrical contacts

Remove any debris or buildup from the contacts on the cartridges and in the carriage.

 

Open the door or lid to the cartridge access area. Wait until the carriage stops moving before continuing.

 

Remove the cartridge indicated in the error message from the carriage.

 

Carriages with cartridge latches: Open the latch, and then pull the cartridge up and out of the slot.

 

 

Carriages without cartridge latches: Gently press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull it out of the slot.

 

Holding the cartridge by the sides, remove any protective tape that still might be on the contacts.

CAUTION: 

Do not touch the ink nozzles or the copper-colored electrical strip. Touching or trying to remove these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.

Lightly dampen a lint-free cloth with distilled water, and then wipe the copper-colored contacts on the cartridge.

 

Lightly dampen a lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then clean the electrical contacts in the carriage.

 

Wait 10 minutes for the contacts to dry, and then reinsert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.

 

Repeat these steps for the other cartridge if it was indicated in the error message.

 

Close the door or lid to the cartridge access area.

 

If the error persists, clean the cartridge and carriage contacts a second time

 

I hope this helps resolve this issue completely,

 

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