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Replaced black ink cartridge, now printer won't print

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  • seekandfind Nov 19, 2008

    Any fixes for this? I have an Epson 880 and it did the same thing after installing new cartridge.

  • wreineck Mar 18, 2009

    HP deskjet 940c series. I am only getting yellow or green documents instead of black.

  • keriah Apr 22, 2009

    I replaced the cartridges and now the pages print totally blank -- before this they were printing, albeit in light/inconsistent grey tones.

  • Bob Headrick May 11, 2010

    Which printer model?

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Replaced black ink cartridge, now printer won't print

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3120 printer won't print black after new cartridge installed

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SOURCE: printer replaced with black cartridge, and doesnt print

Either the print head for black is faulty, or the wiring to the black print head on carriage are broken. Try also cleaning the metal sensor to the black cartridge inside the ink carriage.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: HP L7590 black ink printing poorly even with new HP cartridge

I have had the same problem It is the print head not the cartridge If your printer is still under warranty have the printhead(s) replaced if not Open the unit where the print heads are and hold the OK button for 5 seconds. The Print head carriage will move to the left

Carefully remove the KY (Black & Yellow) Print head with a cotton swab and alcohol clean the contacts and replace the printhead. If this does not work remove the printhead and then with a spray bottle spray the nozzle area on the bottom (DO NOT TOUCH THE NOZZLES AS THEY WILL BE DESTROYED) HP techs have told me this will void any warranty so act accordingly I use a printhead cleaning solution available from most any online ink supplier

Replace the printhead after it has dried out (less than a minute). The printer will then go through an alignment cycle and should print I had to do this several times before the print head performed as it should

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: cannot print in black because yellow cartridge is empty ?

Take the "empty" cartridge out and shake it, and then reinsert it. I did that on my HP 8500 and it worked. The indicator light showed it was full.

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