I went through days of it suddenly not recognizing the black ink cartridge - that had been working for several weeks and printed 50 pages perfectly. That finally corrected itself or I did something to fix it! Now with a new cartridge (Office Max brand, which I have used almost exclusively) it will print the first couple of lines fine and then it starts fading and getting lines through the letters and by the end of the page you can't read it at all.
I also have a question about printing just black and white. It will not let me remove the color cartridge and print anything. It get an error message that the cartridge is missing. Printing grayscale leaves much to be desired as some color just don't show up, especially blue. Any suggestions on that.
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You can bypass the alignment on 5610 by pressing ok to start alignment and then cancel after that check by printing a document if your cartridges work fine if not you can refill them with this easy and cheaper method
Hi, when an ink cartridge runs low in your HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One printer, you will see a message on the printer's display screen. Faded-looking text or pictures also indicate low ink. Ensure print quality by replacing ink cartridges when they run low.
Things You'll Need:
* HP #27 or #56 black, #22 color or #58 color photo print cartridge, or compatible equivalent
Turn printer on if it is off. Never attempt to change the ink cartridge if the printer is off. If it is off, it will not properly position or release ink cartridges, and attempting to change the ink cartridges may damage the printer.
Open the print-carriage door, located on the right side of the printer. The print carriage will automatically move into the access area.
Push down on the top edge of the cartridge you are replacing to pop it out of its slot. Remove the print cartridge and discard or recycle.
Pull off the protective tape on the new print cartridge using the pink tab. Do not touch any part of the cartridge except the black plastic. Touching the contacts or ink nozzles under the protective tape can damage the cartridge and result in poor print quality.
Hold the cartridge upright and push gently forward into the empty ink cartridge slot until it clicks.
Very simple solution: The cartridges still have ink in them but printing is very slow. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a wet paper towel and wipe the print head on each one until the ink flows from each head. Usually it is the color cartridge because it is used less than the black one. Once ink is flowing again, reinsert the cartridges into the printer and your normal printing speed will return. This worked for me, no thanks to the "experts" or trouble shooting guides..
I have had the same problem It is the print head not the cartridge If your printer is still under warranty have the printhead(s) replaced if not Open the unit where the print heads are and hold the OK button for 5 seconds. The Print head carriage will move to the left
Carefully remove the KY (Black & Yellow) Print head with a cotton swab and alcohol clean the contacts and replace the printhead. If this does not work remove the printhead and then with a spray bottle spray the nozzle area on the bottom (DO NOT TOUCH THE NOZZLES AS THEY WILL BE DESTROYED) HP techs have told me this will void any warranty so act accordingly I use a printhead cleaning solution available from most any online ink supplier
Replace the printhead after it has dried out (less than a minute). The printer will then go through an alignment cycle and should print I had to do this several times before the print head performed as it should