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Black Ink does not print

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I have an HP Officejet 6500A and have a Windows 10 operating system on a Dell Inspiron 15R.  The printer does not print black ink. I have genuine HP cartridges and the black cartridge is about 75% full. It was working properly until this morning. I have down loaded your trouble shooter and all appears to be fine. I have run the head cleaner program several times, but I still can not get black ink on a page. The other colors are fine. After the second head cleaning I got a very faint black image, but subsequent head cleanings resulted in no black ink. I made sure the vent was clear on the cartridge and this issue occurs with both hard wired and wireless connections. Once before this happened and when I replaced the cartidge, it worked. After reading some of the messages on the board, this appears not to be the solution. I am also reluctant to throw away a cartridge that is only 25% used. Can you help?

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This is a great location to get assistance! I read your post and see that you are unable to print in black. Thanks for providing all the detailed information of the issue and the steps you have taken. I would like to help you resolve this issue. 
 
Please try the steps listed in this document to see if it will help resolve this issue:

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Thank you for the help. I tried to clean the head as you suggested. There was a great deal of ink around. This did not work for me and I have ordered a new print head from HP. Thanks again for your quick response, i appreciate it.

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My all in one priner is not printing balck properly after installig new HP cartridge. I went through all of the cleaning procedures and still nothing. 

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Hi @bottari,

 

Thank you for showing your interest in HP Support Forums. It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, you could also visit our HP Forums Guide for the First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.

 

I understand you are having printing issues on your HP printer. I'll be really glad to help you with this,

 

Kudos to you for trying out the steps before reaching out to us.

 

To provide you with an accurate solution, I'll need a few more details:

What is the Product number of the printer and Operating System installed on the PC? 

Are you using genuine HP ink cartridges?

Are you able to make a copy from the printer?

 

In the meantime, let's try these steps here:

Please make sure that the printer is connected directly to the wall outlet and not to the surge protector.

Remove all the ink cartridges and then try to perform a hard reset on the printer.

With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and also unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Remove USB cable, if present.

Wait for 2-3 minutes, press and hold the power button on your printer for about 30 seconds to remove any additional charge.

Now plug back the power cable straight to a wall outlet without any surge protector or an extension cord and then plug back the power cord to the printer.

Turn on the printer and wait till warm-up period finishes and the printer is idle.

Now insert the ink cartridges and then try to print a test page and check if it works.

 

Please follow the steps suggested in the support document for - Fixing Print Quality Problems for the HP Officejet 6500A e-All-in-One Printer Series - Click here

 

If your printer connected wirelessly, make sure to temporary connect the device with USB and then follow the link to check for the latest firmware update if available for your printer, using this website

 

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need any further assistance. 

 

Keep me posted,

If the information I've provided was helpful,

give us some reinforcement by clicking the solution and kudos buttons,

that'll help us and others see that we've got the answers!

Good Luck.

 

 

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Caroleq
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Did you work your problem out. I bought a new black cartridge and it worked for one print then back to nothing.  A new printer head costs more than double another printer

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@Caroleq

 

This is a great location to get assistance! I read your post and see that you HP Printer is not printing in black. I would like to help you resolve this issue. 

 

However, I will need a few details to provide an accurate solution,

 

Please provide the printer model number or the product number?

Which operating system is installed on the computer which is connected to your printer?

 

Meanwhile:

 

If you have  HP Officejet 6500A printer and connected it to a windows PC, follow the below steps to fix this issue.

Click here and refer the document for the troubleshooting steps to fix the issue.

 

Reply with the result of the above-mentioned steps, for further assistance.

Cheers.

 

 

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Caroleq
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It is connected to a iMac.  Product number CN557A the system is OS Yosemite 10.10.5

 

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@Caroleq

 

Thanks for the reply.

I appreciate your time and effort.

 

Click here and refer the document to troubleshoot this issue.

 

Let me know if that helps.

Cheers.

 

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Caroleq
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Done all that a couple of times.  Makes no difference.  Guess I will go and buy a new printer

 

Thanks

 

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