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HP 6960 no longer prints black ink

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I saw a few other users posts who said they did the basic troubleshooting and were pointed at an link for a doc id that did not work when I tried it from two other posts. They were then told to expect a private message in one case and to contact repair shop in another.  If HP is monitoring this post, can you provide me a workable link for fancy troubleshooting before I give up.  I saw that on some models, one can remove the entire carrier to try to clean it.  In my case, the black ink circle lines up with a silver screen with no indication that it ever dispersed ink (which it did).  By comparison the color circle inks line up with circles on the printer that have remnents of that color ink.

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@SamBlum I recommend you try the copier as a stand-alone device without a computer and check if that works in color,:

  • If it doesn't work, this could be a hardware issue,
  • however, if the copier works and yet, the print out from the computer doesn't work in color, you can try the below steps:
  • Press "Windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window.
  • Type "services.msc" to get Services - Go to "Print spooler" - Right-click and "Stop" the service.
  • Now again open "Run" - Type "spool" and ok - Go to PRINTERS folder - delete everything in that folder.
  • Go to services again - Start the print spooler.
  • Now check for issue resolution.
  • If the issue persists, also try clean installing the printer drivers. Here are the steps:
  • First, unplug the USB cable from the printer if present. 
  • Go to Control panel - Programs and feature - Select all the HP printer entries and uninstall them.
  • Now go to Control panel - Devices and printer - Select all the printer entries and remove the device.
  • Press the "windows key" + "r" to get the "Run" window open - Type "printui.exe /s" (There is a space between .exe & /) and press enter.
  • Under print server properties, go to drivers - remove any entry there as well.
  • Again, go to the Run window, type - "c:/programdata" - Go to the Hewlett Packard folder, remove any printer related folders & files.
  • Restart your computer.

Then, use this link to access the HP website, find the drivers compatible with your windows and install it: CLICK HERE

 

FOR DETAILS & FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS, USE THIS LINK: CLICK HERE

(By the end of this article all the issues should be resolved)

 

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