Photosmart D7160 shows yellow empty even with NEW cartridge
It said it was low on yellow, so I replaced the cartridge, printed 1 picture, and it said it was low again, so I went to the store(Office Max),told the customer service woman about it. She gave me a new cartridge to try. I replaced it, and it continually shows empty now.
Re: Photosmart D7160 shows yellow empty even with NEW...
Printhead problems are more common than perceived. Have you disconnected the power cord for the printer to flush the built-in board? Disconnect the printer USB cord as well. If this doesn't resolve the problem call for an RMA. Printheads are not inexpensive.
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To print with black ink only, you have to go Print, on the window that shows up click on Preferences then select the Color tab and tick the check-box for Print in Greyscale.
But bear in mind that ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you print with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.
If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.
Let's hope it is only some dirt or oil on one of he many little electrical contacts, in the printer, that touch the back of the ink cartridge, which can be cleaned with a Qtip and denatured alcohol. if that doesn't work, you probably have damaged the contacts somehow, and will need a repairman. PS- your lucky- some printers won't even print in black if there's a problem with a color cartridge.
When printing directly from a memory card, the printouts have an abnormally high red tone.
This does not affect the prints that were originally sent from the computer.
button to turn off the Photo Fix feature before printing from a memory card.
Photo Fix feature was originally designed to reduce/enhance printed
pictures by making colors more vibrant. However, it can also have a
side-effect to make some prints have more red tone than desired. In the
HP Photosmart D7100 series printer, this feature is “ON” by default.
I replaced the old cartridge with a new one (Magenta) and it still asks me to replace it with a new cartridge. For 1 colour which is LOW, it stopped me completely from PRINTING or COPYING at all. Any clues how to fix this?