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HP Photo smart 3300 will not print black, problem began suddenly, printed top of page OK fainter then blurred at bottom, new cartrige slight improvement,now no black at all, colours fine cartrige 100% full, contacts clean,test page failed,black began OK faded then nothing colours printed fine

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Hi,

It would seem that your black print head is in need of cleaning. You could try cleaning the printhead from the HP Control Panel, Setup, 5, 2. In the "Tools" menu pls select "Clean Printhead".

Alternately, you can try using "HP Image Zone" which presumably was installed during the initial setup of the 3300.

Thereafter, it may be necessary to do an alignment (specially if a new cartridge was installed). Repetitive printhead cleaning consumes ink and of course would make your cartridge last definitely shorter.

Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Thank you for using FixYa.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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Please manually clean the noozle openings with a soft cloth

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