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Won't print black!

I have the Dell 720 printer, and all of a sudden, it won't print any black!  When I print the test page in color, the colors are predominantly red for some reason, and when I print the test page in black and white, there's a blank page even though the ribbon and cartridges move as they normally should.  (My ink levels are fine and I have even switched cartridges.)

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  • problemsdell Nov 04, 2007

    Same problem as above. No black ink comes out and the blue is very faded. Have tried with various new ink cartridges I have bought and I get the same problem. Also tried updating the driver but it does nothing about the problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2007

    Same exact problem--no black will print.

    Test pages are a mess.

    Color images are fine.

    HELP!!!!

  • Harry_1926 Dec 05, 2007

    When I print the text does not print but the isp's[blue] print??

  • Harry_1926 Dec 05, 2007

    Won't print black

  • Anonymous Dec 14, 2007

    Will not print black, a new cartridge has bee inserted

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    Won't print black

  • miamcbr0 Apr 10, 2008

    My printer suddenly will not print black-yet paper moves thru as though it were printing. Have changed cartridges and gone thru all troubleshoot helps. No help as yet. WHAT IS PROBLEM?

  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2008

    i need to do a test print i think the new black cartiridge from dell put in yesterday is not printing. can't find where to test print

  • Anonymous Jul 17, 2008

    My Dell 720 printer will not print any text in black.



    I have done test pages and cleaned the printer plus cleaned the black cartirdge. Still will not print in black.

  • ctzanath Jul 17, 2008

    Dell 702 printer will not print black text. I have cleaned the printer including the cartridge. Still will not print.

  • carlutz Jul 29, 2008

    Black print started to fade. Cartridge status showed black was 50% filled.

    Black continued to fade until it disapeared. Tried all fixes offered on computer... nothing works. Took cartridge out and blew in vent hole.. ink appeared at dispensing point. Put cartridge back in printer and tried again.

    Got color print but not a sign of black. With so many having the same problem, sounds like a Dell 720 printer problem.



    CU



  • mcgen523 Aug 10, 2008

    Hello, I just changed my color cartridge, and now it won't print black. Even if I put in my preferences to print color images in black. Instead, everything prints in green. I have cleaned the cartridges using the computer. Any ideas?

  • Anonymous Aug 18, 2008

    Added a new black cartridge and will not print.

  • groucho1 Aug 21, 2008

    same problem -- no explanation

  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    My HPdeskjet has stopped printing in black, please help!

  • GEOWAY Nov 02, 2008


    1. PRINT IS VERY FAINT, CANNOT READ. I THINK IT MAY THE

    2. INK. IT DOESN'T INDICATE THAT INK IS NEEDED.

  • nargis1980 Feb 09, 2009

    I also have a Dell 720. I bought new cartirdges and still it doesnt seem to print correctly. All the "blue's" come out in pink. Ive tried cleaning the nozzles, etc. but still doesnt work, and the black is very faded.



    Any ideas?

  • christoph830 Mar 11, 2009

    I have just had both ink cartridges refilled put them back in printer and now Black ink won't print at all- Colour ink absolutley fine

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I had same problem after refilling a cartridge, tried wiping head with damp cloth...kinda worked. I finally put my mouth over the refill hole and blew gently into it to create some pressure to unclog the cartridge. This worked very well for about a week. Then the problem recurred and I haven't had any luck getting black to print either.

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Try wiping the head of the cartridge with a damp tissue, it sometimes gets clogged. This worked for me when I had this problem.

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