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04-01-2021 11:35 PM - edited 04-07-2021 04:24 PM
I have 2 HP printers, one 8610 series Office jet pro and the other HP Envy 4510 series. Both are "Ink Jet" printers & both print the incorrect, black test pages from step 2 of the Print & Scan Doctor If I select the test page on step 2, the printers (both) print a totally black ink page. I've had the same problem for several days now .However the "printer test page" from Windows 10 "Settings" , "Printers and Scanners" prints OK.(on both printers) I'm considering another brand of printer, but my loyalty is to HP even though I'm beginning to wonder if it is justified.The problem is probably associated with my other problem,which is: The SMART program will not find my printer either. I have spent weeks trying to find a solution among HP's myriad of diagnostics,and various suggestions, etc with "no success." Please,Help when you can. Thanks in advance. The problem doesn't seem to be related to "network not finding the printer," because both printers are still printing the black pages in step 2 of "Print and Scan Doctor." I semi-full reset the printer IAW Asmita6658 your guidance was "clear and spot on," Asmita6658. & I can now use the"wireless setup wizard" to put the printers on my network I will cut and paste my reply in the "feedback" for "Print and Scan Doctor". Any suggestions for a fix to the problem of the "Black Page"?
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04-05-2021 06:48 AM
@pmgravy, Welcome to HP Support Community!
To be able to assist you better, I'd like to know the following-
- How is the printer connected to the computer?
- Is there any antivirus software installed on your computer?
- Is there any error message on the computer or the printer?
Keep me posted for further assistance.
I am an HP Employee
04-07-2021 06:37 PM - edited 04-07-2021 11:41 PM
Thanks for your help! I'm still working on it. The first thing I want to check is if both printers are on my wireless network. They both show steady "blue" lights, which indicates connection to a wireless network, right? The wireless Test Results for the 4510 state; ATTENTION The WPA security passphrase on your HP printer does not match your wireless router setting.then in SOLUTION it says "Run the "Wireless Setup Wizard" to re-enter your wireless network WPA security passphrase. I can't change the passphrase, it belongs to Altice's router They gave me the network they control the passphrase and the password. I can re-enter the same password and the same passphrase but I don't think it will work, because I was particularly "picky" about putting it in correctly and checking my pass word for accuracy, because it is so hard to do on the 4510. But I will try it once again! Are numbers acceptable in a passphrase? My pass word includes numbers but I can't remember if numbers are permissible in a passphrase. If I remember from Windows previously, You could pick a phrase to use . Both printers are connected to the computer wirelessly and i do have anti/virus on my computer. I re-entered the password and it works on the network but i am still getting Black pages in "Print and Scan Dr. Is my Av causing the black outs I tried disabling it before and it didn't fix it. Maybe I was doing it wrong. Probably, I cause myself more problems than I fix. Thanks again for your help. I don't have any error messages on printers or computers.
04-09-2021 07:46 AM
I recommend you delete the driver and root level and retry, follow the steps below:
1) In Windows, search for and open Programs and features
2) Select your HP Printer
3) Select Uninstall
4) In Windows, search for and open Devices and printers
5) In the Devices and Printers windows look for your HP printer. If you see it listed right-click on it and choose ‘Delete’ or ‘Remove Device’
6) Open up the run command with the “Windows key + R” key combo.
7) Type printui.exe /s and click Ok. (Note: there is a space in between “printui.exe”
😎 Click on the “Drivers” tab
9) Look for HP Printer driver. If you see it Click on it and click Remove at the bottom
10) Select Ok
11) Select Apply and Ok on the Print Server Properties windows
12) Close Devices and Printers.
Use this link to download and install the new driver. Configure the printer and try printing.
Hope this helps! Keep me posted.
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I am an HP Employee
04-10-2021 03:32 PM
Thanks again, TEJ6102. I am now more confused than not! All sorts of stuff has now happened! Is there a conflict between "HP Smart" and "HP Easy Start"? " HP Smart" keeps freezing my computer up when I try to "add another printer to the already existing 4510. I have to use "task manager" to exit HP Smart! I also had "HP Easy Start" running when computer froze up. Both printers have been setup & both are on the wireless network now . So I think I'll ignore the HP diagnostic software and use my computer for a while. By the way, I'm not confused about your instructions. I was able to follow them very well except step 9 when I clicked on "Remove" another window opened up giving me a choice I didn't know how to answer. Did I want to remove "drivers only" or" drivers and packages" I selected"drivers only"and everything seems OK So Thanks Again.