Question about HP Photosmart C3180 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I have a c3180 with originals ink cartridges.Suddenly it wouldn`t print black.I tried cleaning, i tried exchanging the cartridges. The software can see the cartridges and ink level as ok.

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  • birgers Mar 18, 2011

    I solved it by cleaning the contacts i the printercradle. I dont know why, but now I can print black again. Ps. i have had the printercartridges in and out a lot of times, so it was dirt on the cradle and not a faulty placement of cartridges.

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Check the toner blde(give for service)

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I just put in a new black ink cartridge and it will not print black ink. The color ink prints, but the black will not.


Hello nicfurtaw, there are dried ink on the ink carousel, or cradle, you may need to soften the ink. Use cotton buds, dip into warm water and gently wipe the ink hole where the ink pass through, until the carousel is clean.
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# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

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Untitled Document Follow this procedure to clean the BJ cartridge print head:
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4. Press c755set.gif.
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