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Photosmart C6180 will not print in black ink. Have all HP genuine cartridges, although I have used cheaper imitations in the past. Have tried aligning print heads, cleaning, master reset (# & 6 keys), etc. Is this a fixable problem?

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Do not print the printout from the pc.tyr to print a test copy by pressing the menu button on the printer and in that select the option print a self test.then press OK.if the test copy from printer gives proper black colour then its the print setting problem in the pc.just adjust that setting.but if the test page does not print any black line or object that means the cartridge is out of ink and needs replacement.

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I suggest you take out the OEM cartridges and put in real hp cartridges. The hp printers are getting smarter about genuine cartridges and sometimes will not accept which could be what your experiencing. Replace the cartridge with real hp cartridge and try to print something out.

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OR try calibrate the color:
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  • If you have more than one printer installed, make sure to select the correct printer tab in HP Solution Center .
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  • Click Printer Toolbox .
2. On the Device Services tab, click Calibrate Color , then follow the onscreen instructions. The procedure takes about two minutes and requires two sheets of paper.
If the steps above did not help, clean the print head.
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Reset the All-in-One to the factory default settings by using these instructions:

1. Unplug the power cable from printer when the printer is powered on.

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