My hp3300 all-in-one printer was working fine an hour ago. half way thru a print job, the black stopped printing. the print report prints all colors except black. i changed cartridges. i aligned the print head. i cleaned contacts. black will not print. i shutdown the printer. i unplugged power for over a minute. i restarted. still no black. i have not yet uninstalled printer and drivers. i'll try that next but don't expect it will help.
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Re: black will not print
From what you describe I don?t think it has anything to do with your printer drivers. I would try the following:
-Run a couple of nozzle cleaning jobs.
-If no change I would suspect a defective cartridge and would try a brand new HP cartridge.
If these don?t work I?ll need some more details such as do you refill cartridges, buy remanufactured cartridges or use new HP. Also is this still under manufacturer?s warranty? I don?t want to suggest anything that would void it.
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i aint too sure if its the same but i had an epson printer with the same problem last year it would print half a page spit out and then print the same half a page again and just stuck in a loop even on printing disks it did the same i found out after by speaking to a printer specialist it was the printers eeprom which is the printers memory bank that was failing and nothing can be done with it
turn off the printer
go to the computer and click on start>>control panel>>administrative tools>>services.
select print spool and right click to stop it.
now opne the printers and Faxes. open the printer properties and delete all of the print jobs.
go back to the service and restart the print spool, and turn on the printer.
I have two problems. Either it won't accept a print job or when it is printing it stops when it is going through the job intermittently. Like for an hour it won't continue then all of a sudden it prints one page then a half hour later another page etc. It is so frustrating.
Your printer loose documents:try to reset it ,unplug for an hour.
Or you might have interferences on your wireless :DECT phone, cell phone, or even an electric device who doesn't work propely, like tv, stove, speakers many things can parasites your connection...
If nothing does your printer as issues, think replacement...
Hi Mark, first of all,You need to check ports on Your PC ,if this printer is networked.Second, try to set sleep or Energy saver mode on printer to highest possible time.To do that,just press "Menu" key on printer control panel and go through menu to find sleep mode.And maybe best solution is to upgrade firmware on your respectable machine.For that, You need :Compact Flash card type 1,Card reader,and firmware.Obtain or download firmware files or informations about that from Kyocera web site or from Kyocera service partner in Your country. Copy unzipped files to CF card(you need to format CF card on printer -Read user manual )Switch off printer.Push card in CF Card Slot in printer.switch on printer and wait till all light flashing on printer control panel.Switch off printer and remove CF card.You can contact me if you have any problems about that machine.BR
hey wildd, Try unplugging the printer from the electrical source for "several" minutes. Shutdown the computer too. Turn on the printer, then turn on the computer. If that doesn't work go the whole mile. Uninstall all printers and software. download the latest drivers from Epson.
This link is to the epson site and your machine. Download the drivers from here.
Have you had any paper jams lately? Make sure there aren't any pieces of paper stuck or any other debris. How about the print properties, or open print jobs? what does it show when the job stops.
Let me know what happens.