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HP Envy 6220 Black print stripes or no print

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HP Envy 6220
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Hi. I have a HP Envy 6220, and now the black print suddenly got quite bad. 

I've cleaned the cartridges, done all adjustments and tool possibilities, taken out and put back in the cartridges and still the print is quite bad. 

 

The app and the printer states that both the black and the color ink is 1/3 full. And they are quite new. 

 

The test pages comes out with perfect color print, but the black is striped horizontaly and almost grey. 

My first thought was that it had run out, but if so then the indicators arent working right since it states that it is 1/3 full. 

 

Is this a known issue and is there something I could try to fix this? I looked for updated drivers, but see that the latest one for this computer is from 2019 so I'm updated as far as I know. 

 

Brg. Sindre

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@sindrecp

 

Welcome to the 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.

    Image: Open the ink cartridge access door

  3. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.

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

    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.

    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.

    Cleaning the area around the ink nozzle

    1. 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.

    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

 

Let me know how it goes.

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Sandytechy20
I am an HP Employee

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