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My hp deskjet 3740 was working ok then i refilled the black ink, all i could print after that is photos that i had in my hp photos. when i went to print out my mail no go, it's like it won't print text. then i uninstalled and reinstalled it, same thing. then i oupluged it and pluged it back in i went into properties and i guess i really screwed it up because the printer wont work at's not an old printer. drivers and every thing messed up. help...........please.

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SOURCE: HP Photosmart C6100 All-In-One Printer stopped printing black ink

Please clean the print heads :

Press Setup up - Tools - Clean Print heads on the All-in-One.

If this does not resolve the issue , Reset the All-in-One.

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.

2. Press and hold OK and HELP buttons while plugging in the power cord.

If issue stil persists. Contact HP.

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SOURCE: Unable to install driver of HP deskjet 3740 on window 7

HP doesn't have the drivers available for windows 7 cause its only in Beta and they won't have it until windows 7 becomes official and available in stores. The only chance would be if you go into the control panel and then add printers. See if in there it has your make and model of your printer. If it doesn't then try a printer that is similar and it might install it. If you still can't get it to install then you'll have to wait for HP to come out with a driver for windows 7.

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SOURCE: I got a refilled hp

It is probably the "refilled" cartridges. Return them and buy a know good brand. Office Depot's brand seems to work fine in my HP printers.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Feb 10, 2011

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What is an OEM cartridge?

OEM (pronounced as separate letters) is short for original equipment manufacturer

The Cartridges for the HP DeskJet 3740 InkJet Printer are:

HP 27 Black Original Ink Cartridge
HP 28 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridge

These can be purchased from your local store that sells HP Printers & ink or by going to and ordereing direct from the Manufacturer

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My printer isn't printing from the black ink cartridge -only color. I've replaced the black ink cartridge twice, so I know it isn't the cartridge.

Run a few "print-head-cleaning-cycles", to UNCLOG the ink-jets that should be spraying the black ink onto the paper.

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I got a refilled hp 27 cartridge refilled at a local office supply store and installed it into my hp deskjet 3740. It prints in "normal" mode but the text is faded. I used the calibrate and clean...

It is probably the "refilled" cartridges. Return them and buy a know good brand. Office Depot's brand seems to work fine in my HP printers.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response
Thanks, Joe

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How to refill the cortrideg hp deskjet f4288.


the most important is to remove all
the air from the cartridge that has
left inside durring refilling that is why
professionals are using special machines
that refill in 0 air πρεσυρε using vaccum pump

you can check here a video on how to refill
with out any special equipment

Hope I had help you


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Check print cartridge error

Set the properties to print on HP paper. This usually solves the problems

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you must have turned your printer to "print in black mode only" by mistake.change the settings to "print in colour" in printer properties.

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Problem printing photos

When printing a photo make sure that your quality is set on best and not normal.

Also check the ink level on your colour and black cartridges and make sure it is sufficient.

Last but not least if you are using remanufactured or refilled cartridges this is a common problem. The cartridges are not made for the printer or they have been refilled and they now have blocked printheads and the ink is doing interesting things. If you buy a real hp cartridge and it should clear the issue up.

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