Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Will not print black

My HP C3180 Photosmart printer worked well until I ran out of ink and tried to refill the ink cartridges myself. Even though the cartridges are full of ink, the printer ink levels register as empty and will not print. Do you have a solution other than buying new ink cartridges?

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  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    HP c3180 black color does not print. ink cartridge was refilled recentely.

  • ine5 Jan 28, 2009

    Same here - paper comes out blank.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came withthe printer. When the software program asks you to connect theprinter to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Mark Heiss Feb 28, 2012

    Weldon is on to it. It's a software problem! I changed cartridges, cleaned, aligned, etc. and nothing happened. Then unplugged printer from my desk top and plugged it into my lap top. Black printed just fine. I uninstalled all HP printer software from my desk top computer, and downloaded new. Installed new software, plugged printer back into desk top computer, and it works fine.

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