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Black Ink Doesn't Work!

Well, my HP photosmart 3210 stopped printing in black and it would not make copies. I tried buying new ink and that doesn't work. I thought that since I upgraded my computer to Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit I also had to upgrade the printer's driver......So i did, and that does not work. I'm all out of ideas so you guys have to to help me or else I'll just have to go and get myself a new printer which will cost me a lot.........PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anthony Ordman
    Anthony Ordman Jul 05, 2008

    Over the last day or so, my black cartridge won't print, despite trying 2 new cartridges. Colours are fine.

    Any suggestions?



    Thanks

  • rjgent997 Jul 06, 2008

    Is it something to do with the moon this month as I have the same problem. I have recently started using non HP cartridges (albeit from a reputable on-line supplier) and the black dried up half way through a job. I have tried 2 new non HP cartidges and replaced all non HP catridges (including one of the colour ones) with HP brands but no better. I have tried cleaning the nozzles where the print catridge goes but to no avail, and cleaned the heads automatically numerous times but still no joy. Do I need to take the printer apart further, if so is this easy to do?

    THanks.

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Take a look at the posts on "black ink problem" with 9 suggestions & tips entered at the end of 2008.

The 3210 has a serious design fault which has led to many of us loathing HP.

You may need to force the blockage out of the black ink feeder system, a messy process.

Some of the posts on "back ink problem" suggest ways to do it.

(That is, if you've still got your HP%$?@: I've bought a Canon now, despite having semi-fixed the HP by brutal means).

No more HP for me.

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How can I get to the print nozzles to clean them?

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Nozzles are probally caked with dried ink. remove ink cartrige and clean nozzle area with q-tips and rubbing alcohol(gently) if you can figure hou to remove soaking in warm water works the best. dry for at least a day before re-installing.

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