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HP Photosmart 3180
macOS 10.13 High Sierra
 

Just installed new HP Ink Cartridges. When I print a Test Page, it prints only black part.  When I print a document with colored text, it end up with a blank paper. I do have choice to choose between print with color or black& white, but it doesn't help. This happened after I install high Sierra on my MacBookPro. Help! Thank you!!

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@Kuo

 

A warm welcome to HP forums! This is a great place to get support, find answers and tips to your technical queries.

I got to know from your post that the printer will not print in color and I'll be glad to help you out. However, for an accurate solution, I would need more details:

Are you able to copy documents in color?

How is the printer connected USB or Wireless?

Could you also print a  self-test report and let me know if it has color in it. In order to print the report:

1.) Press and hold the Cancel () button and then press the Start Copy Color () button.

2.) Release both buttons. The self-test report prints.

Let me know!

 

 

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Thank you for the help!! Here are the detail on the problem:

 

1.I can’t print neither test page or document in color

2. The printer connect to computer through USB

3. As I print self-test report, I can see color blue only. (see below)

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You are welcome! 

Power resetting the printer, performing an automated and manual cartridge cleaning may resolve the issue. Let's try these steps:

1) Make sure this printer is plugged into a direct wall, not a surge protector

2) Remove all of your ink cartridges from the printer and close the door

3) Remove the power cord from the back of the printer (Do no press the power button)

4) Clean the ink cartridges, refer to step  3 from this document.

5) Plug the power cord back into the printer

6) Wait for the printer to turn on completely, then install the ink cartridges.

7) Use steps 2 from this document to perform an automated cartridge cleaning.

Let me know how it goes!

 

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hallo, thank you for the suggestions.

Both test page and cleaning page are only in black.

When I print document in color, it only print in black and slightly blue color. Anything elese I can do? Thank you!

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hallo, good news!!

After 5-6 times of Printhead cleaning, I finally saw the color!!!!!! it took forever to make it happen! But everything is fine now and thank you very much for your help!!

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You are welcome 🙂

Glad to hear that the issue is resolved. If you need any help, feel free to reach out to us.

Have a great day!

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