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Printer is not printing in black. what to do to fix it?

Color cartridges are ok.

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Hi
Try unplugging the printer for 1min for it to reset.
Plug it back and try printing.
Solved?
Try 'printhead cleaning'.

Posted on Feb 25, 2012

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SOURCE: Printer will not print with color cartridge in

go to dell AIO center

click maintain/troubleshoot on the top

under trouble aio problems - click ink levels

click maintenace tabs

and then clean print cartridges and align print cartridges. then try printing a test page.

if this does not work, remove the cartridges and install them again.

let me know how it goes

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SOURCE: Black stopped printing out. Dell 922 all-in-one ink jet.

HI thanks for that and i will try it.

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SOURCE: Won't print unless all ink cartridges have ink.

Try changing it in the properties section under device settings
or go to color management if you have it and change the setting to black only,.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

SOURCE: Lexmark x 1270 & x1290 printer won't print black after using re-filled cartridges.

hmmm...paperman..that's unusual to say the least..


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SOURCE: HP c3180 color printing problems

I would definitely start by printing a self-test page. With your model press and hold the Cancel button and then press the Start Color Copy button and then release both buttons. When this page comes out you should be able to identify the 4 different color sections...black, cyan, magenta and yellow. If any of these seperate areas are choppy or non-existant, you need to replace your cartridge. Here is a link that will show you examples of what you should/shouldn't see on the self-test report.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00661556&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=1146331&rule=25470&lang=en

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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