HP 3310 says "Black Cartridge Empty" when new one is installed.
I have replaced the black cartridge twice with the same results. I thought I had purchased a defective cartridge the first time around, but found later that the second cartridge yielded the same response from my printer. I also rebooted and also did an AC reboot with same results.
Re: HP 3310 says "Black Cartridge Empty" when new one is...
Remove the black cartridge/ place a piece of scotch tape on the left side of the gold top gold contact on the back of the cartridge, put back in the printer, remove the cartridge again and put tape on the right top gold contact on the right side of the cartridge, put back in the printer, remove cartridge and take off the two pieces of tape, should work good for you now/ It no doubt will print out an alignment page now.
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on ours the cartridges click twice to be fully seated..there are 4 cartridges in this one.. if one is not all the way down, it will error..in extreme cases if all the cartridges are in place..unplug the unit and reboot it..
If there are a compatiable black cartridge
replace this cartridge with your old empty cartridge and print a test page (don't mind about printing of black )
If speed is correct,
then replace the black cartridge with another new cartridge.
(some time compatiable black cartridge not work properly to flow ink)
Hello merelU. I'm afraid you may have to replace the empty color cartridge as there may be problems with the printer while an expired cartridge is installed on the printer (even though some of the cartridges are still under warranty) and also, HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of expired
the printer should have software installed enabling you to opt, for a printer-ink cartridge change.
If the cartridge has a chip fitted, it may be discharged.
The chip is supposed to be charged up, for the printer to recognise the newly installed cartridge.
view your settings in control panel/printer/properties to see what options you have available.
you need to print only in black if that is all the ink you have, and also you need to remove the color cartridge as it still registers in the printer as able to be used, although it is empty or near so. Did you remove the tape over the print head fron the new ink cartridge? Do a print head alignment, or use the toolbox icon to tell the printer that you just replaced the cartridge. Some HP models chip the ink cartridges so even a refill wont register as a full tank and the printer wont print. chip needs to be reset (difficult) or just replaced with a new cartridge.
My HP 3310 wil not print black. The color prints fine. Spent 2 hours on the phone with HP support only to be told to buy a new printer. The machine is less than 2 years old. There must be a way to repair this. Any ideas? Barbara