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HP Photosmart C3180 All in one won't print. Put in new color and new black cartridge. Tried to print some black text and what came out was blue boxes & lines and pink & yellow color.

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Hello there

Might I suggest downloading and installing the latest drivers for your HP Printer.

damnor01

Posted on Mar 15, 2011

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    damnor01 Mar 15, 2011

    See my published guide entitled
    How to Install the latest drivers for Hewlett Packard Printer!!!
    Copy this link into your browser:http://www.fixya.com/support/r8587707-in...
    That may get it going again!
    Thanking you
    damnor01

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    damnor01 Mar 15, 2011

    Use the software for your printer and clean the Ink heads, this will get the ink to flow through the system! Also try removing the power and USB Connection for 2minutes and then reconnecting the Printer to the computer and power on. Try different USB ports on your computer!
    Tell me how it goes!
    damnor01

  • damnor01
    damnor01 Mar 15, 2011

    Print a Test page. Navigate to the Windows control panel and double click printers and faxes. Right click on your printer and select Properties. Click the button to print test page found on the bottom right of the box.
    damnor01

  • damnor01
    damnor01 Mar 17, 2011

    See my published guide entitled How to Install the latest drivers for Hewlett Packard Printer!!!



    You could also try using the software that came with your printer, you would want to align the printer head as well as cleaning the head/nozzles.



    Also navigate to the Windows Control Panel and double click Printers and Faxes. Then right click on your printer and select properties. Now click the button to print a test page.

    Says Print Test Page.



    Are your ink cartridges original HP ink cartridges for your exact model of printer? As this problem is common with generic inks as the microchip within them does not work well.

    Tell me how it goes.



    Thanking you

    damnor01

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