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How to clean well under print cartridges

Plastic well under cartridges has dried and semi-dry black ink goo in it. Printer works okay.

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SOURCE: hp psc 1510 - only want black ink

Hi Manavoc,

I will explain you the cause for it.

It prints in yellow first and then override with black for better quality. This is the reason your color ink gets empty.

Have a great day!

Posted on Mar 25, 2008

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SOURCE: printer replaced with black cartridge, and doesnt print

Either the print head for black is faulty, or the wiring to the black print head on carriage are broken. Try also cleaning the metal sensor to the black cartridge inside the ink carriage.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: no black ink printing all other colours okay

This is getting to be a very common problem that I've found almost constantly with the HP88 K/Y (Black/Yellow) printhead. The problem is that the Black ink is pigment ink and in certain environments this just clogs to the point that no amount of cleaning will actually resolve the clog and you have to replace the printhead. The only long term solution I've been able to find is to replace the black cartridge with a 3rd party dyebase ink cartridge and run this through a NEW printhead to replace the pigment ink in that. Dyebase ink does not have any of the same problems and will work perfectly. The only trade off is of course that you lose your warranty and there is a certain amount of ink "bleed" where the edges of black are more fuzzy from ink mixing while it's wet but this is fairly minimal and as the L7580 is only really a document printer (rather than a photo one) it shouldn't make a huge difference. I've used this approach to great effect both at home on an L7680, K5400 and K8600 plus on the same models in 3 different schools where this clogging issue occurred so it's tried and tested. Hope it helps.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: INK SYSTEM FAILURE HP8250 I am using genuine HP


Yes, the problem is either air or dry ink in the ink feed tubes. Go to our web site at: Look on the printer repair page and click the HP link. We have a step by step guide to purging the ink feed tubes that should get you back going again. Use the guide for Non-fax function HP printers. If the ink is dry you may have to repeat the purge several times to get the lines clear enough to print. You will also need to have full ink cartridges when you do the reset. If you have any questions just use the email address below.

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SOURCE: How do I manually clean

By manual you mean that it needs windows to clean it right? (you cannot physically clean it yourself) Go to your printers, right click and in properties somewhere you should find "clean heads" somewhere. Try print test after. Should be good.

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The black print head most likely is blocked with dried ink.
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This sounds like a printhead problem.
The first thing I would try is to clean the printhead. Remove the cartridges and store them (stretch a piece of plastic electrical tape over the ink cartridge hole to keep the ink from drying out).
Remove the printhead and set it in warm distilled water and let the printhead sit overnight.
Remove the printhead from the water and blot the water with a clean lint free dry cloth (do not rub the printhead and contacts, or damage could occur. Set the printhead aside to air dry.
Once the printhead is dry, reinsert the printhead, remove the tape from the ink cartridges, reinsert the ink cartridges. Test print. This should clear the problem.
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It won't print black ink even with new cartridge and multiple cleanings

Hello, and thanks for using FixYa.

Sounds like the print head carrier, the printerhead has its black cartridge nozzles blocked, due to dryed up ink. Remove the back cartridge and Check the area under it, does there appear to be wet ink? if there is, then the cartridge is working but the nozzles are blocked. If the print head is removeable you might try to sink the bottom a bit in warm water to get the ink to dissolve from the nozzels. It should print after that.

just make sure the head is clean and dry before placing it back into the printer.

let me know how you get along with it.

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If it ran dry before you replaced it then you need to do a deep clean of the head. This can be done under the maintenance tab of printer properties. If that doesn't get it working then physically remove the print head and clean it with a water moistened cotton bud (make sure you use a separate cotton bud for each ink nozzle). Running a cartridge completely dry can (and often does) damage the print head (overheats due to lack of cooling provided by the ink flow).

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Printer will not print black ink. New brother cartridge has been replaced but will not work.All coulour working fine.only black a problem


clean the black cartridge maybe dry up and fix it firmly. touching to the holder.

verify that the new black cartridge is not empty. else clean the pin touching to the holder.

may this help,

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Glad you included the comment that it has sat for 6 months.
1 of 2 things.
The cartridges them self may have dried out. Ink jet print cartridges do have an expiration date, and without use they can just stop working.
The second thing, and pretty much related to not being used, is the area under the cartridges can get very gooey when the sit for a while.
You can clean that out, if you carefully do this. UNPLUG the machine ,, remove the cartridges,, place some paper towels under the print head. Below the where the cartridges go, and trickle some alcohol in that area to disolve the dried out ink.
So, either replacing the cartridges or cleaning out the dried ink under them should fix it up for you.

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Cartriges have a shelf life. It's printing in blue either because it has dried up or is out. Different cartriges have different timelines but if you haven't been using the printer often, it could have dried up or is simply out of ink. I would suggest first to try cleaning the head of the cartrige where the ink comes out with alcohol and a Q-tip and then if that doesn't work, buying a new black cartrige.

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