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peanuthale1
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Printer only printing black & magenta

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HP Envy 7100

My ink cartridges were low so I went and got new ones today and installed them. They are only printing magenta and black. I have done an alignment (failed many repeatedly), cleaned cartidges (paper only shows magenta and black). Any ideas why this is happening and what to do?

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sandytechy20
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@peanuthale1

 

Welcome to HP support community.

 

Manually clean the area around the ink nozzles

  1. Gather the following materials:

    • A clean, lint-free cloth or a clean, dry cotton swab

    • Distilled or bottled water

        caution:

      Do not use tap water because it might contain contaminants that can damage the printhead.

  2. Open the ink cartridge access door.

    Open the ink cartridge access door

  3. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.

  4. Lightly press down on the ink cartridge to release it, and then pull the ink cartridge out of its slot.

    Pressing down to remove the ink cartridge

      caution:

    Do not remove both ink cartridges at the same time. Remove and then clean each ink cartridge one at a time. Do not leave an ink cartridge outside the printer for more than 30 minutes.

  5. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides.

    Holding the ink cartridge by its sides

  6. Lightly dampen a clean, lint-free cloth or swab with bottled or distilled water.

  7. Clean the face and edges around the ink nozzle with the cloth or swab.

      caution:

    Do not clean the ink nozzle plate.

    Cleaning the area around the ink nozzle

    1. Nozzle plate - Do not clean

    2. Area surrounding ink nozzle - Do clean

    3. Ink cartridge contacts - Do not clean

  8. Wait 10 minutes for the cleaned area to dry before you continue.

  9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the contacts toward the printer, insert the ink cartridge into its slot, and then gently push the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.

    Snapping the ink  cartridge into place

  10. Repeat these steps to clean around the nozzles on the other ink cartridge.

  11. Close the ink cartridge access door.

You can refer this HP document for more assistance:-Click here

 

I hope that helps.

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Cheers.

Sandytechy20
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