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SandyKS
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Black ink does not print -- other colors do.

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The black ink does not print.  The other three color do.  I have installed two different new black ink cartridges.  I have run both level 1 and level 2 clean the cartridge.  Still no black.  Every time I install a new black cartridge the same thing happens.  I run the clean cartridge levels 1 and 2  4-5 times before it works.  All this time it is using the color ink to print the report. Who can help?  What else should I do?  The printer is only 2 years old.

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Sorry to hear that you're experincing some problem on your printer when installing black ink cartridge . 

 

But here are some tips to help your issue be resolved . If automated tool cleaning or what we call printer cleaning system doesn't help to resolve the issue , try removing the cartridge that you are having a problem with . Get some q tip or lint free cloth . Damp it with a small amount of water and then look for the electrical contacts where the inks are coming out .

 

Wipe it gently and then wipe it again with a dry q tip or lint free cloth and then install it back and then try printing again . If the issue was not yet resolved tell me right away .

 

 

I work in behalf oh HP and I speak for my self ☺

HP SUPPORT AGENT
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SandyKS
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Thanks for the help but it still does not print black.  I had thought of your solution before but I was going to use alcohol!!!!  I have messed with this for 3 days and I am about ready to throw it out and go get another one -- but I just changed all the color cartridges and they are new -- and of course, I bet they would not fit another one -- even one just like this.  Is there something I could from the bottom of the printer -- it is like it is clogged up but after following  your suggestion, it must not be from the top.  Is there another spot where the ink comes out on the bottom --at least one that I could get to if I take this thing apart?????

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I have this same problem, which started after we moved house.  I have run all the diagnostics, cleaned the print head, etc. - no black.

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