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my printer won't print-it is connected to PC- problems started when changing black cartridge

deskjet1056
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I have two identical printers-will call Printer 1 and printer 2. Printer one was working well but ran out of black ink. Got new cartridge-installed it-no printing--obtained new cartridge again no printing-- would print color but test pages were not full and no black showed. have tried many things so tried connecting Printer 2 (which was new from the box) installed included color and black cartridges--no printing when prompted from PC. Will print fine if scanning, so I think the printer works, just not able to get commands from computer.  the PC is connected via cable so this is not wireless. Please make suggestions "like I am a 6 years old" step by step and in simple english not computerese..I don't speak it sorry and thanks in advance  PS I just guessed at the 64 bit but know it's Windows 7...the PC was refurbished

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my printer won't print-it is connected to PC- problems started when changing black cartridge

@alaura1 Greetings from the HP Community!

I recommend you try the copier as a stand-alone device without a computer and check if that works in color,:

  • If it doesn't work, this could be a hardware issue,
  • however, if the copier works and yet, the print out from the computer doesn't work in color, you can 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, also try clean installing the printer drivers. Here are the steps:
  • First, 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

 

FOR DETAILS & FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, USE THIS LINK: CLICK HERE

(By the end of this article all the issues should be resolved)

 

Keep me posted, as I (Or a trusted colleague) shall follow-up on this case to ensure the concern has been addressed, 

And your device is up and running again, only in case you don't get back to us, first! 

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Good Luck.

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