I recently replaced the empty ink cartridges (both color and B&W) and now it acts likes it printing, but nothing shows up on the printout, or is VERY faint. It plain won't print black or magenta colors. I performed the nozzle head cleaning, deep cleaning and alignments functions, to no avail. I've near given up. Any suggestions?
Well? how old is your printer?. does your printer head is new?
reason why doesnt have printout:
1. the unit doesnt recognize the printer head:
solution: turn off the unit and turn it on again.
2. Defective logic board.
solution: replace logic board.
3. Defective printer head
solution: replace printer head
4. Clog printer head
solution: wash the printer head with water..make sure to dry
before you install it to the printer.
5. Defective purge unit.
solution: replace purge unit.maybe it wont suck ink because of the loose or broken springs under caping of the purge unit..
solution: check the lips of inktank maybe it much shallow so it
wont touch the nozzle of printer head..
you need to cut the edge of the lips of inktank so it will touch
the nozzle of the printer head.
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Make sure that the paper quality matches what is in the printer. If set to glossy, minimal ink is deposited on the page. Also, check the print quality - draft quality provides a minimal amount of ink as well.
The HP F4480 likely has a malfunctioning ink cartridge which is causing the printer hang (i.e. internal micro-electronics damage inside the HP 60 color or black ink cartridge). You can verify the electrical condition of both HP 60 ink cartridges by activating the Tap 41 diagnostic test report (see video here for complete instructions):
1.While holding the Power button, press Cancel (X) button 4 times, then press the Color Copy button once.
2.Release the Power button.
3.The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.
Providing the color cartridge is partially functioning the Tap 41 diagnostic test print will be printed (this is a forced service print test which is mainly used for the evaluation of ink cartridge electrical health). A good HP 60/60XL color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60/60XL black ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is likely damaged and will need to be replaced. Refer to 2nd video on how to read the printout. http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 (HP 60 - Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 models) http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=444 (HP 60 - Deskjet F4200 model)
If the printer attempts to print the diagnostic test pattern (1 page) then the printer is generally considered operational and functional, if nothing is printed, but the printer attempts to print the pattern, then the tri-color ink cartridge is either empty, clogged or severely electrically damaged (black ink cartridge is not used). You can remove the tri-color cartridge, reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.
The printer would need all cartridges to have sufficient ink levels to continue printing - that's to prevent damaging the printhead. Every time a cartridge is replaced, all colors
are primed simultaneously thus the need for all cartridges to have ink.
To save on your ink investment, try printing in draft mode and by making sure that your printing preferences is set to print using black ink only.
I had a Epson printer that would not print or even allow me to use the scanner because the colored ink was out. Even though I had full black ink, it still would not let me print until i replaced the colored ink.
I had removed and reinstalled the empty 3e cartridge. Sorry for the Confusion. I hadn't put a new 3e cartrige in until today. Them I ran " deep clean" twice. The printer works fine. I still don't understand why the printer wouldn't print color, when I was had set the printer to print in color when my 3e cartridge was empty and all colors including the 6 black showed full.