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C310 Photosmart printer
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Up until a few days ago, printer was working fine, and still is--except for black. I've run repeated cartridge cleanings and now have cleaned the printhead. All cartridges except PhotoBlack are new. Align Printer fails. A Knowledge Base article referred to doing a 'secondary cleaning' of the printheads by clicking on Yes (or maybe NO) but the choice never appears on the screen anyway. Color me frustrated,...please help if you can!

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Are you able to copy in black?

 

If you have performed all the steps from here: https://support.hp.com/in-en/product/hp-photosmart-premium-e-all-in-one-printer-series-c310/4023238/...

 

I recommend you contact the HP Support Team as this could be a hardware issue.

 

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Thanks! I hadn't thought of that as a diagnostic. I tried it, and no black there, either. I will contact support.

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In an endless loop of pages trying to reach support team...is there a direct link that lets me get to actual people? And if not (out of warranty) is there a reasonable guess to what hardware problem this might be?

 

If changing the printhead is a possible solution, it might be worth doing that...but only if it seems to be a possible cause. If this is going to be a big-bucks hardware issue, I'd be better off replacing the printer. So what should I even try?

 

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I'll send you the support numbers on a Private Message.

 

Please do check your inbox on the forums page for the private message.

 

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