Question about HP DeskJet 1280 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

HP Deskjet 1280 printing problem

Hello and help please: my computer tells me I have 15% colour (78) and 60% black (45) left in cartridges but when I print colour is predominantly red. Have printed test page and NO BLUE is printed. What is happening and is there any way this can be resolved ? Cartridges are HP own brand and not refilled. Thanks.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 326 Answers

Try cleaning your printer cartridges, go to printer preferences,then go to the service tab, try cleaning from there.
hope it helps

Posted on Dec 18, 2007

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

My CLP-350 Samsung printer only prints black ink on half the page! While the other colours all print perfectly, the black ink prints strong and clear on the right side of the page but as you approach the...


Here is my solution, hope it will solve your problem.

From your post, I believe your CLP-350N printer has enough black toner. The black cartridge is on the far right side of the printer, so the black toner is harder to go to left side of the roller than right side. Everytime we start the printer, it will move some toner of each color to the roller before it shows ready to print.

Because we always use B&W printing when we start the printer, but less Color printing. The result is there are always enough toner on the 3 color rollers, but the black toner is lean on the black roller. When this gets worse, the left side of the black roller may hardly get any toner at all -- so it only print black on the right side fo paper.

Step by step solution
(CAUTION: Never loss balance while tilting printer! You may drop and damage your printer! Hold the printer firmly all the time! Ask someone to help you if needed!)

Here, front of the printer is where you can access the cartridge, back of the printer is where you connect the power cord and USB cable, left is your left, right is your right.

1.Lift the front to keep the printer tilt to its back at about 45 degree
2.Power on printer while it's tilted back, wait untill green light is on
3.Open the front door, red light will be on, then close the door, printer will start up again,wait untill green light is on
4.Repeat step 3 once again, then put the printer back to level position
5.Lift the right to keep the printer tilt to its left at about 45 degree
6.Open the front door, red light will be on, then close the door, printer will start up again, wait untill green light is on
7.Repeat step 6 once again, then put the printer back to level position
8.Print some test page to see if there is any improvement of black print quality.(Hold the printer button for 3-5 seconds, it will print the test page.)

You may try several times and print several pages each time before you finally cure the problem.

Good luck! And do it safely!

Jan 09, 2010 | Samsung CLP-350N Laser Printer

1 Answer

Non printing epson c20ux


Sounds like color cartridge ran out. Were u using color to print black?

Try new color cartridge.

Then if you don't need color go in and set to use black cartridge to print black (text).

If you need color on something only takes a minute to turn color back on.

Since printer worked you can go in and select black which uses the black cartridge and if it prints gives validity to a bad/empty color cartridge.

Good luck.

JC

Nov 27, 2008 | Epson Stylus C20UX InkJet Printer

1 Answer

No colour


I have a similar problem. The printer does not print black anymore. Tried 3 catridges and there is nothing to clean on catridge or printer contacts

Sep 30, 2008 | HP PhotoSmart 1115 InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Printing colours


The color cartridge is faulty, you need to replace it.
If it is new ask a refund.
After putting a good cartridge do head cleaning.

Sep 03, 2008 | HP Officejet 5610 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Epson stylus dx4050


hello, I hav Epson Stylus Dx4050, there is black ink,but the colours finished and it stopped printing, so please if you could tell me if the 4 colours must be there to print or what can I do?
Thanks very much

Jul 01, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

Hi there, I have an Epson DX8450 and would like to know if i can print black without the other colour cartridges. It keeps telling me to insert colour cartriges before i can print. i only have black ink...


Hello weejohnnymc

The printer is likely going to want cartridges inserted (even if they're empty).

Install the used or empty color cartridges. Then go to your printer settings and choose to print by default in "Grey Scale". This will force it to use only the black ink.

If you get low ink notifications from your print monitor, you can either disable the print monitor or disable the notifications. Please, let us know if you need assistance w/ this.

To Set your printer to use Greyscale (black ink only) by default:

START
CONTROL PANEL
PRINTERS AND FAXES
Right Click on the printer In question
Choose PROPERTIES
You should now be at the GENERAL tab
Click on the PRINTING PREFERENCES button at the bottom
Click on the COLOR tab
Place a check mark in the box to the left of PRINT IN GREYSCALE
Click the OK button
Click the OK button again


Please, let us know if this response was helpful for your or, of course, if you have more questions, etc on this topic.

Thank you
BJ

Apr 04, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Hp 3745 prints only the red color


Hello,

This is Romeet, id like to try and help. Assuming you have windows XP installed,

go to "Start", select " Printers and Faxes"

go to your printer ( HP deskjet 3745 ) and right click it and select properties.

Click on " Print Test Page ", tell me what color does the Printout come in.

B.Regds
Romeet

Oct 31, 2007 | HP DeskJet 1280 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

My HP PhotoSmart 7762


I have a hp printer photosmart 7762, during traveling my power cable and tried every way I could to buy a secnd hand including buying another similar printer which I failed. Please help me. **** nazymharris@ukgateway.net

Oct 28, 2007 | HP PhotoSmart 7760 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Low black ink - can not print at all


Most epson inkjets that use separate colour and black cartridges will not print if either the colour or the black cartridge is empty. The printers come with cartridges when new but they are only part full and more ink is used up filling the printer reservoir when first starting up. Replace your black cartridge and you should be able to print. barrie60s

Jul 24, 2006 | Epson Stylus C88 InkJet Photo Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
HP DeskJet 1280 InkJet Printer Logo

292 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

mukhtar21 shaikh
mukhtar21 shaikh

Level 3 Expert

2022 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18429 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

5650 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...