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My HP won't print on the paper

The paper goes through and the cartridge moves but nothing prints on the paper.

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Print head blockage? the hp toolbox should have a print head clean routine

either that or the cartridge is out and is being misreported. or its dried up

Posted on Jan 12, 2009

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Printer won't print black color


hi Kelly,
  • Make sure the cartridges is well latched into their slot and also well vented by:-
  • Turn the printer on.
  • Access the cartridges by opening the ink cartridge door[lift the upper case of the printer].The carriage will move to the center so you can see the cartridges.Wait till its silent.
  • Remove the cartridges from their slots by pressing the tabs in front of them.
  • Most of the cartridges are usually with an orange tab fixed just above the hp logo.Make sure its completely removed to vent the cartridge.
  • Re-install the cartridges making sure they go into the right slots.Note that each cartridge goes into their corresponding color slots.
  • Also you can clean the print head by:
  • Load a plain A4 size paper.
  • Go to printers control panel and select setup.
  • press > arrow and then select tools and ok.
  • Press the > arrow again and then select 'clean printhead' and OK.
  • The print head cleaning will begin.
  • Now try printing after head cleaning ends.
Hope this helps.Thanks!

Oct 06, 2011 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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My printer goes through the motion of printing but the paper comes out blank. I've an hp deskjet d2360 and there is ink in it


Possibility cartridge print head dry.

Solution 1:
Do a clean process
cartridge automatically. Press START - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - HP Deskjet d2360 right click and select Printing Preferences - Select the Color tab - select Printer Services - select Clean cartridge, wait for the cleaning process is completed - Perform Test print. If the print test results, has good graphics, press Finish. If the graph is not clear or drop out, repeat the cleaning process once again.

Solution 2:
1. Open the cover printer, cartridges will move to the middle position.
2. Remove the cartridge (be careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand), then stick the tip cartridge (print head) to clean water
3. Then, attach the print head to a tissue paper. If there is a tissue paper used in ink (black cartridges, black block lines, and color cartridges, three color red yellow blue lines), means the flow of ink to the print head is normal. If the
tissue paper no trace of ink, attach back into the water, repeat the above process.
4. After process is complete no.3, clean the cartridges with a tissue paper (careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand, because it will damage the cartridge). After cartridge clear of the water, insert the cartridges into printer.

Sep 24, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer says my cartridges have ink, but it won't print. We have done numerous tests but nothing as printed AT ALL. Please help


There is a tape on the new cartridges, make sure its pealed off all the way around including the bottom.

I assume it looks and sounds like its printing and nothing is on the paper?

Sep 05, 2011 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

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I have an hp psc 1215 all-in-one. My black cartridge won't print. It recognises if I swap it out for a new one, and goes through all the motions. It registers the correct ink levels. The cradle...


The problem is not with the ink-cartridges. You've proved that, by swapping BLACK cartridges.

The problem is that the ink-jets that spray the BLACK ink onto the paper are clogged.
Thus, no BLACK ink reaches the paper.

Open the HP Printing Assistant, and open Utilities, and run a few "print-head-cleaning" cycles, to try to unclog the print-head.

Jul 19, 2011 | HP PSC 1215 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I put new ink cartridges in my hp 2575 about ~six months ago and hadn't used the printer since then. I tried to print and it goes through the motion of printing but nothing shows up on the page. The...


The Ink at the head of your Printer Cartridges has dried up.
Try this:

Load some plain paper in the printer

Remove the cartridges from the printer and carefully dab the print heads of the cartridges with a damp paper towel. ( when you start to see ink, the ink is starting to flow).

Replace the cartridges into the printer.

Go to:

Start
Control Panel
Printers
RIGHT click on this printer
choose Printing preferences
services
clean print cartridges 9some papers may print)
follow the instructions and do the heavier cleaning as well

Run the calibration function and allow the paper to print.
















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Paper jam cleared but wont start


  1. Unplug the power cable.
  2. Check to see if the print cartridge carriage can move freely from one side of the printer to the other. If the carriage is to the right and out of plain view, skip to Step five . Do not try to force it to move if it is hung up on something. NOTE: Be careful not to force the print cartridge carriage. If the carriage is stuck, forcing it to move will damage the printer.
    • If the carriage moves freely, skip to Step five .
    • If the carriage does not move, continue with the next step below.
  3. Remove the print cartridges.
  4. Gently move the print cartridge to the far right of the printer.
  5. Remove the paper from the paper In tray, but do not remove the drawer.
  6. Remove the rear access door.
  7. With your fingers, rotate the rollers "up" three full rotations.
  8. Push the rear access door back into the printer until it snaps firmly into place.
  9. Replace the print cartridges.
  10. Plug the power cable into the HP All-in-One.
  11. Turn the power on.
Step five: Reload and test the printer Once the jammed paper is removed, verify that the printer is still functioning properly.
  1. Reload the printer with plain paper.
  2. Perform a self-test by pressing and holding the Resume button until the printer starts printing. A test page should print.
Step six: Service the printer Perform all the steps mentioned above. If problem persists, service the printer.

Oct 31, 2010 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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The print cartridges are not moving correctly, the sound "rough" "bumpy" and the error "print cartridge jam" keeps coming up. Nothing appears to be wrong when I look at them... and the print keeps saying...


Greetings,
Before you making any assumptions about whether or not a cartridge is good or bad, always clean the cartridge and carriage electrical contacts with a cotton swab and alcohol.

HP holds the patents on their cartridge technology. They are not about to share their cash-cow with anyone. All non HP branded cartridges are remanufactured unless someone is counterfeiting them in China.
Regards,
TechSup1

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Officejet 4215 not printing


It could be an empty/dried up cartridge depending on how old it is. If the printer just feed the paper straight through without trying to print(i.e. the printing head is not moving), then it is most likely a configuration problem.

Sep 10, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 4215 All-In-One InkJet...

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Paper jam?


Check Paper light flashes but there isn't a paper related problem The check paper light may also flash if there are other problems. Verify the following conditions:
  • Verify that the print cartridge door is closed.
  • The print carriage may be jammed, follow these steps to correct the problem:
    1. Open the print cartridge access door. If the print carriage can move, it should move to center. If the print carriage stays all the way left, unplug the power cord and then plug it back in. This will reset the unit and may allow the print carriage to move from the left.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the all-in-one.
    3. Remove both print cartridges.
    4. Move the print carriage left and right slightly to verify that the print carriage will move freely. If the print carriage will not move freely, check for obstructions.
    5. Close the print cartridge access door.
    6. Plug the power cord back in.
    7. After the all-in-one initializes, the print cartridge light will flash. Open the access door and install the print cartridges.
    8. Close the print cartridge access door. If the problem returns, remove the print cartridges and wipe the electrical contacts before reinstalling them.
  • Try to make a copy. If the all-in-one pulls in paper but cannot make a copy, there may be a problem with the scanner mechanism. Contact HP for assistance.

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