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HP61 Black ink

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HP Envy 4500
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Replaced HP61 Black cartridge and the alignment page that came out looked a little off but when scanned, the printer was ok with it but subsequent printed pages had white/blank lines throughout the paper. Tried using HP Print/Scan Doctor which was useless as the test pages printed were solid black with pale lines throughout and did not match the example (color blocks) page. Tried cleaning and re-aligning printheads twice with no better results; tried virtual chat help but it didn't understand the problem... then ran HP Doctor again. Still blank lines. 

Finally, removed the new Black ink cartridge and tried printing with just the tri-color cartridge....PERFECTLY printed page with no blank lines. Wasted so much black ink trying to resolve the problem....

it turns out the HP ink cartridge is the problem! 

Should I forget about HP black ink and just use the color to print black?

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You could either return/replace it to the store/website you purchased it from or contact the HP Support Team regarding this.




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