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My printer will not print black ink.

I have replaced the black ink cartridge. The ink cartridge shows plenty of black ink. I have calibrated the computer and cleaned the head.

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  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. Thought it was a faulty cartridge but I just put a brand new on in and it still didn't work.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    I have the same problem. Just started. I have cleaned the print head several times now and no luck. I am now burning through my color cartridge because of this.

  • Alev Dec 20, 2008

    I have calibrated my printer, reinstalled printer cartridges, cleaned the print heads and bought a new black cartridge, and I can't get my printer to print in black. Frustrating!

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I had the same problem & I think it was I had the wrong color on the Copy screen.

Posted on Dec 09, 2008

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Black printer ink in HP Printer may fail to be recognized by the printer. Most times an error message will be sent indicating that something is wrong with the black print cartridge. Sometimes the printer may accept to print with the black ink, but the printouts may have horizontal lines and very illegible letters. In such a case a manual cleaning of the print head should be carried out. In doing the manual cleaning, one should spray Windex heavily on paper towel and wipe off the surface of the print head.

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  4. Insert the ink cartridges into the printhead, then press down firmly until you hear them click into position.
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