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Officejet 6000 E609a
Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Black print does not work; 3 color print is fine. Tried replacing black cartridge and cleaning printhead. Still have the problem.

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Welcome to HP Forums!

I have a few steps to help you out:


The drivers may require a reinstallation to fix this issue, try the below steps.

  • Press "Windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window.
  • Type "services.msc" to get Services - Go to "Print spooler" - Right-click and "Stop" the service.
  • Now again open "Run" - Type "spool" and ok - Go to PRINTERS folder - delete everything in that folder.
  • Go to services again - Start the print spooler.
  • Now check for issue resolution.
  • If the issue persists, unplug the USB cable from the printer if present. 
  • Go to Control panel - Programs and feature - Select all the HP printer entries and uninstall them.
  • Now go to Control panel - Devices and printer - Select all the printer entries and remove the device.
  • Press the "windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window open - Type "printui.exe /s" (There is a space between .exe & /) and press enter.
  • Under print server properties, go to drivers - remove any entry there as well.
  • Again, go to the Run window, type - "c:/programdata" - Go to the Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.
  • Restart your computer.

Then, use this link to access the HP website, find the drivers compatible with your windows and install it: Click here (download the full feature software)


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I have the same problem,  Black won’t print.  These instructions are for a Windows OS.  I only use my IPad.  What do I do?  I have gone through all the troubleshooting recommendations.  Nothing has worked.

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@NancyV1, Welcome to HP Support Community!


Does the printer copy in black?


If you have tried all the troubleshooting steps from this document, try our other support options.

Follow the steps below to reach out to our HP Support team:


Step 1. Open link:
Step 2. Enter the product number or select to auto detect 
Step 3. Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"
Step 4. Scroll down and click: HP contact options - click on Get phone number and phone number appear.


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