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HP 3100 series printing woes

The printer will not print in black and I cannot find any head cleaning utility that maintains the printer. All other printers I have had, have a utility for cleaning the heads. Any ideas? how to you perform a cleaning on this type of printer, or test the page: the previous suggestion was for any printer, but could not figure out how to use for this.

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  • Endetium Nov 05, 2008

    the same effing problem i downloded the compatibility drivers for vista due to the fact the cd wont install since i have vista it prints now but the black colour isnt working for some reason

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    I'm looking for the utilities for this printer.

    I can not do a nozzle check or anything, I'm running window's vista which is most of the problem I'm sure.


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It is not related to color issues but simply to unavailability of drivers in Vista/Window 7 for the HP Laserjet 3100/3150. If you want a possible resolution visit this forum at HP and read towards the end.

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