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printer sounds like it's printing but nothing is actually printed.

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HP photosmart 7520
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

I ran out of black ink so replaced the cartridge.  Now it sounds like it's printing but nothing is on the paper.  I've turned computer off and on, checked to make sure software and driver are current.  HELP!

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@teehaha, Welcome to the HP Support Community!


I understand the printer is printing blank pages. Let us try these steps:


Make sure the plastic tape if any is removed from the new ink cartridge before placing it in the printer.

Try making a standalone copy in black and color to check if that works. By this, we can conclude if this is a hardware or a driver issue.


Check the ink levels, clean the printhead up to 2 times, and print a print quality report as shown in this document - Black or Color Ink Not Printing, Other Print Quality Issues


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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