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The printer all of a sudden stopped printing in color, when there IS ink in the cartridge. The color test doesn't work, either.

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Hi there,
check the cartridges again if ok check printer cable

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

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SOURCE: won't print black!

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.

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

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SOURCE: hp psc 1500 constnatly blinks check printer cartridge and does no

According to this HP document, the problem is with the ink cartridge(s):

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00308379&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

You may want to try a reset:
Reset the HP All-in-One Follow the steps below to reset the All-in-One.

  1. Turn off the HP All-in-One by pressing the Power or On/Resume button.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the HP All-in-One.
  3. Plug the power cord back into the HP All-in-One.
  4. Turn on the HP All-in-One by pressing the Power or On/Resume button

copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: new cartridge won't print

re-seat the black cartidge, do head cleaning, get a windows test page (go to printers and faxes then right click on the printer icon and choose properties, click the print test page button).
replacing ink cart is the next step or service.

Posted on Nov 26, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer only won't print in black

My printer did that a few months ago. I tried everything to get it printing black but in the end I had to take the ink cartridge back and return a new one. Some ink cartridges dry out when they are being shipped if not stored in proper conditions.

Posted on Mar 14, 2010

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SOURCE: Printer does not print using black ink

Check your settings i=under the Services Toolbox. Also go into printer preferences and see if you can force it to print in black only.

Posted on Apr 26, 2010

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Cannot make the printer work after I changed the ink cartridges?


You can validate the HP60 ink cartridge's electrical health by running the 'Tap 41' diagnostics test (this procedure is specific to the F2480 model). Refer to DIAGNOSTIC TAP 41 video procedure at the following link on how to activate and read the service test: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440

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 video on how to read the printout. http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=434

---- 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.

For information on North American ink refill services at a major retailer near you (should you wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced HP printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com

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My printer does not acknowledge presence of ink cartridges.will only print in black


It could be that the color cartridge is not seated properly or just needs cleaning.
Try to re-seat your color ink cartridge. Open the printer cover > remove the color cartridge > re-insert the color cartridge and make sure it's properly seated > close the printer cover. Try to print again to verify that the problem is fixed.

If that doesn't help, the problem could be due to a clogged print cartridge nozzle. Please follow the steps below to fix print quality issues with your model:

  1. On your computer, go to Start menu.
  2. Go to Programs.
  3. Go to Lexmark Z600 Series folder.
  4. Select Lexmark Solution Center / All-In-One Center.

From the Maintenance tab, select Clean to fix horizontal streaks. Your printer will then print a page forcing ink through to clean the print cartridge nozzles.

After printing the test page, try to print a document again to verify that the problem is fixed.

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Our Lexmark Prospect Pro205 has sufficient ink in the black cartridge. The error message says there is interference with the black ink cartridge. Black ink does not print, but color inks print.


Your cartridge may need to cleaned. On the printer operator panel, press Setup button -> Maintenance -> Deep Clean Printhead. Your printer will then print a test page forcing ink through the cartridge nozzles and clean them.
If that doesn't help, your printer probably needs to be updated. The firmware update, available at http://bit.ly/p205fw, will help fix print quality issues.

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My Canon MP610 all-in-one printer has suddenly ceased to print via the computer. The paper is drawn through as usual, but there is no trace of ink when printing gray scale, and only the faintest hint of...


If problem is same after running a self test from printer, then prob. you have clogged nozzles; remove cartridges and soak (surface) of head into hot water for 20 sec. and test over a tissue. Repeat untill ink is seen on tissue.

If no use, then make sure you have enough ink in the cartridges. Otherwise, refill or replace.

good luck and pls. don't forget to vote. Thanks

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Printer does not print using black ink


Check your settings i=under the Services Toolbox. Also go into printer preferences and see if you can force it to print in black only.

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ESP9 color prints begin coming out purple like


Use only original ink cartriges, the non original has ink normaly is not for you printer, and you wast your money and damage the printer print-head

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All brother machine have a one year in parts and labor this machine have a print head problem.

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Stopped printing in color.


Your cartridge nozzel is probably clogged up. Try cleaning the cartridge using cleaning mode on the printer. If cleaning the does solve the problem. You may need a new cartridges.

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I just got off the HP help line.  After changing my black ink cartridge a test page was printing each time I turned the machine on.  This is very costly, in both time and ink as the cartridges themselves for this machine hold very little ink.  I tried to learn from HP tech how to turn off the test-print while keeping my color cartridge empty.  It turns out that you cant do it.  HP requires you to keep buying and using cartridges whether you need them or not.If you buy the color ink it will use it up in its testings.  And if you dont buy the color cartridge it will use up your black ink by printing the test each time you turn on the printer.  The printer was inexpensive sure, but I'm paying for it in wasted ink. 

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Not printing color


Loks like there is a "well" under the "docked" position of the heads (at the right end of the unit, facing it - under the control buttons.) In my unit, ink had built up in this well to the point that some of the mechanical bits were scraping the top of the built-up ink pile. After I carefully removed about two TootsieRoll's-worth of old dried ink with a long scewdriver (using a flashlight to illuminate the area), the color printing seemed to be doing better. Can't tell yet if this has completely resolved the problem, as I have not yet printed enough pages to prove the point...

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