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Black ink will not print

HP deskjet 990 cxi, I have cleaned and primed 2 times.  Ink level is 90% but no black ink is printing.  Cartridge is loaded correctly and cover removed.  Any ideas?   I worked great a week ago.

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You have submitted this problem in the Epson R220 area - it is unlikely to produce a response here. Try again putting it in the HP 990 area.

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My HP printer has a cleaning programme and a cartridge priming programme. I had trouble with my colour cartridge, in particular the cyan. The cleaning cycle never worked but the priming programme worked a couple of times but whenever the printer was left idle for a while the colour would not print.

I took the cartridge to a refill shop and the guy emptied the ink and steamed out the cartridge and print head and refilled it and then it did work for a time.

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How to clean ink cartridges HP deskjet printers


You need the following items to clean the print cartridges:

• Distilled water (tap water can contain contaminants that
can damage the print cartridge)
• Cotton swabs or other soft, lint-free material that will not stick
to the print cartridge

Be careful not to get ink on your hands or clothing as you clean.



To prepare to clean

1. Open the HP Deskjet cover.
2. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the
center of the HP Deskjet and is idle and quiet.
3. Remove the print cartridges and place them on a piece
of paper, with the copper strips facing up.

CAUTION: Do not leave the print cartridges outside the HP Deskjet for more than 30 minutes.
To manually clean print cartridge contacts

1. Lightly moisten a cotton swab with distilled water and
squeeze any excess water from the swab.
2. Gently wipe the print cartridge copper contacts with the cotton swab.

CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles. Touching the ink nozzles will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.


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1 Ink nozzles (do not touch) 2 Copper contacts
3. Repeat this process until no ink residue or dust appears on the swab.
4. Insert the print cartridges in the HP Deskjet, and then close the cover.


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