Question about HP OfficeJet 6110 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I put in a new black cartridge and all was fine for a few pages. Now it won't print in black. The colour cartridge works fine. I tried cleaning the black cartridge and sometimes that lets it print a bit of a page but then nothing.
I think I know what is the problem. I refilled my black ink cartridge and it printed for a while, but at some point it just stopped working. The head wouldn't touch the paper. Initially I thought the printer had a problem, but then I discovered that the color cartridge still worked.I had a spare new cartridge so I changed it. Everything worked just fine afterwards. My hypothesis is that HP tracks an identifier in the cartridge and does NOT allow you to refill (I even think they simulate for the cartridge to be failing, but I still have to corroborate this). I think this is outrageous and illegal. Please let other people with the same problem know about it. So, the solution is to stop using HP products.
Posted on Dec 05, 2008
Here are some HP support links that might be helpful... and a couple questions to consider.
Q: Is your new cartridge one of these listed below?
"The HP Officejet 6100 series and HP Digital Copier Printer 410 products use the print cartridges listed below:
* HP 56 black print cartridge
* HP 57 tri-color print cartridge
* HP 58 photo cartridge (replaces the HP 56 black print cartridge for six-ink photo printing)" info from: Installing a Print Cartridge
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00004340&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=12548&product=79477 Is your new cartridge a refilled cartridge? Some times those have special challenges. Has your cartridge been sitting a while in the box, maybe in a warm spot? Some times even new cartridges dry out a little. Was your old cartridge low or completely gone? Just as a test, if you put it back in your printer does the old cartridge work? Any printer error messages? Can you print a test page or an alignment page for your black cartridge? These might be too many questions but here are some HP support links with some How To information for getting more answers. Please let me know if any of these are helpful. see also: Slow or No Response from Printer
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
We bought a new genuine HP 57 color cartridge for the HP 6110 and it's not printing any better than the old genuine one that we thought was empty! We ran test pages with both cartridges and they look great, although the old one looks a bit faded in some spots. The point is: The new color cartridge is printing a real pale dim image instead of the actual colors it should print. WHAT IS CAUSING THIS?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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