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Hp k8600 black print head quit so i changed the black ink and it still will not print in black. can i soak the head in something or is that out of the question?

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How do I make new cartridge print?


remove the cartridge and check that you have removed the tape across the print head
insert and press black button on the printer or next on the printer screen it should go to print test page which you then have to photo copy back into the printer so that it can realign the printer head .

Sep 06, 2015 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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Dear sir i have some problem with hp printer k8600. i have fefill the yellow ink then it still can't print yellow ink, then i take the both print head and clean it ,after i insert it back to the...


The solution to your problems maybe on RESETTE SETTINGS. The maximum prints that your printer can printed or provide has reach the limit already. Bring your printer to its service center, they have the special software program to resette settings of your printer back to 0. Also, check the printer properties and see what are the possible solutions to your problem offered there. Good Luck!

Sep 20, 2011 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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I recently changed my carriage belt.The print quality has ever been so bad.Does not print clear lines,especially with the black ink.Always have some white lines within...Thank you. Nima


The printhead for black ink cartridge could be blocked.

It is better to run the Clean Printhead operation on your printers tools option.

You can manually clean the print head so that next time when you execute the Clean Printhead from HP solution center it will be successful.

First, remove the printheads.
then, pull up the lever at the top of the cartridge holder, this releases the print head.

The print head could be blocked, most common is the dried ink blocking the small holes in the print head.

Washed it in running tap water. It is best if you soak it in a mixture of water and ammonia and leave it overnight.

After soaking, you can spray it with canned air and blow those little holes to unclog it. Once it dry, return the print head and the ink cartridges and performed the alignment.

this video will show you how

May 25, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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I put new ink cartridge in,and it still prints but vey lightly& not all of it.do Do I need to do somthing else....HELP HELP!!!!!


Hi is the ink you fitted a hp or a refilled one?
you can go to properties on your pc and do a head clean.
if that dos not work but a small amount of worm water in a small plate take the ink tank out and with the print head down and just enough water to cover the head leave it to soak for 5 mins
dry all the water off and place back the ink in the machine. or Tate the ink back to the shop.
good luck yours ian

Mar 24, 2011 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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My HP Officejet Pro K8600 won't print black. I have changed the printhead, the cartridge. I have soaked the printhead, I have shaken head. I am getting yellow ink out but no black. I have run every...


Materials needed: New empty syringe (big one) Gloves (to protect your hands fromink) Alcohol Paper tissue (to clean the excessink) Empty Plastic bottle (Here you putthe ink from the syringe) Important: Ensure that you have put new blackink cartridge to K8600. Ensure that the printhead arerecognized by the printer or no light alarms. Instruction: Press the Power button to turn onthe printer. Test print in microsoft excel with4 color black/yellow and cyan/magenta. If black only is missing means youhave clogged problem from the host. Wear your globes, prepare thematerials needed. Open the top cover. Press and hold the Resume buttonuntil the carriage moves to the left. CAUTION: Be careful not to proceed until the carriage is on the left sideof the printer. If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, turnthe printer off and back on and then try holding down the Resume button again.The printhead can be damaged if the carriage is not all the way to the left forinstallation. Lift the printhead latch. Lift the handle of a printhead anduse it to pull the printhead black/yellow out of its slot. Put printhead in thepaper tissue upward. Your printer are still ON becarefull not to touch the flex copper circuit. Get your syringe, use this to pullthe ink from the nozzle cap ( see link picture) After the done the syringe method,Insert the printhead black/yellow into its color-coded slot. Press down firmly on the printheaduntil it snaps into place. Pull the printhead latch all theway forward, and then press down until the latch engages. Close the cover. The printer should align theprintheads automatically in a few minutes, printing an alignment page. Print a test with black color only,If it does not print, try to change the Printhead. This is the only solution I foundin my HP k8600 black ink problem._579.jpg

Jan 24, 2011 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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HP K8600 - Why can't I print with black ink only


IT WORKS!!!! GOD BLESS YOU MCGYVER GEEK!!!! YOU SHOULD SELL THAT SOLUTION FOR 10 BUCKS. YOU'D BE RICHER THAN HP!

Feb 17, 2010 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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Ink cartridge (that I refilled and have inserted a


if it is a lexmark you have to buy new cartridges because the print heads most likely are all used up kaput. actually no matter what brand the heads are gunked up. and do not soak heads in water or solvent of any kind it will make them a lot worse

Nov 08, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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HP K8600 started printing in only yellow & black.


replaceing the print head aught to fix it, if not you might have a logic board problem.

Aug 18, 2009 | HP OfficeJet Pro K8600 Printer

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