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Hp deskjet 2600

Hello. 

I have a hp printer dekjet 2600

It worked really fine until recently the color ink was empty (it was shown on the screen of the printer) it still printed papers but with faded colors, meanwhile the black and white was shown full on the screen, so I switched to print in black and white but it didn't work.

I scaned papers and printed papers from my pc and phone in black and white but the result was one :the paper comes out completely blank. 

I use the color printer more often than the black and white one so I am sure the black and white ink isn't finished yet. I don't know what to do or what's the problem. 

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Black and white not working

@Rimsel13

 

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.

    The carriage moves to the center of the printer.

    Figure : Opening the ink cartridge access door

    Open the ink cartridge acesss door
  3. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.

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

    Figure : Removing the ink cartridge

    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.

    Figure : Holding 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.

    Figure : Cleaning the area around the ink nozzle

    1.  

      Cleaning the area around the ink nozzle

      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.

    Figure : Snapping the ink cartridge 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
I am an HP Employee

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