Hello, my printer is HP Photosmart C3180. I removed the colored ink to insert a new one tomorrow, because it was empty. I now have a Black ink in the printer, but the printer doesn't print documents with only black ink. Printer's some buttons always flashes, which says I must check the cartridge. How can I print a document with only black ink?
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Assuming you have a refilled or remanufactured cartridge there this is actually pretty normal. These cartridges have no means of checking for new ink in the cartridge so will continue to warn of empty. They will not however stop you from printing as a result.
If however you purchased the cartridge as a brand new cartridge, you may have been miss-sold the cartridge. In which case I would advise speaking to whoever it was purchased from.
for this particular printer, there are two slots, one with a green triangle and another with 2 different shapes. The left one is for colour and the right for black ink. First you want to pull the desired cartridge out by putting a finger on both top and bottom and it should literally slide out (if it doesn't first time lift it up slightly first). Save the cartridge for future refill and the cartridge you want to put in you hold the same way and again from the bottom just literally slide it in. You should be able to click it in once it is all the way - this indicates it is in correctly, the printer should now run a test print
If what you're saying is still the result after cleaning everything up, there must already be something wrong with the printhead because the printheads are the one's that are responsible for the mixture of the ink cartridges.
Try calling HP Tech Support. They might still be able to replace the printheads for you.
Remove the tab from your photo cartridge. Power the printer. Open the printer cover and the cartridges should move to be accessible. Remove the color cartridge: move it gently toward you and remove. Insert the photo cartridge. Close the printer cover.
My solution would be stop typing in caps so I won't hesitate to help you, but my solution is to just buy the ink cartridges or get an old, black only printer instead of a $120.00 HP All-In-One c3180. I have one and I cant use it for some reason, but I'm trying to get it to work desperately...
This can sometimes be a printer problem or bad quality ink. However I have known this to happen with corrupt printer drivers.
Try uninstalling the printer via ControlPanel>AddRemove Programs and then re-installing it.