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Nothing prints on the paper

When we try to print the paper comes out, but nothing is on the paper. The ink cartridges are good.

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  • nursemegs Oct 13, 2008

    Same problem! I just bought new ink, and the cartridges are good. It will print in color, but not black ink.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    My mom and I have this printer and the same thing happens on both of ours...
    Someone has to know how ti fix this

  • sxw37 Oct 14, 2008

    I have a 5100 all in one Services # F481412 That will not print on the paper. I have new printer cartages.

  • Anonymous Oct 15, 2008

    My 5100 will not print Black, and when it prints color it looks faded. I have replaced both ink cartridges.

  • interplanetr Oct 15, 2008

    My 5100 printed nice photos and b+w email pages for a while (except my old Quark for PC- never worked with that program), but then a few months later problems started. I thought cartridges went dry and replaced them (only use printer occasionally- sometimes weeks go by without using). Other users in house complained that they still couldn't print out emails, purchase receipts etc. I tested printer for hours. Did head cleaning calibrating etc. Still would not print black type from emails or Word documents. Also noticed photos lack rich blacks and yellows. Saw this site and downloaded firmware and upgraded. No difference. Tempted to buy fresh cartridges but should I waste more money? Suspect this is a programming problem, not lack of ink. Black type starts turning spotty and gray when cartriges go dry. My pages with type are completely blank. Tech support suggested the same old tests and suggested it could be a communication problem. I wish I returned this before the warranty expired.

  • nascar20659 Oct 15, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Replaced cartridges and no change. Just replaced my HP because of the poor support and now this...are all manufactures going down hill? Any helpful hints to the problem?



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My Printer is doing the same thing try to print color and see if the color works im color works but only in pink

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