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Russell H., Printer and Office Tech
Category: Printers
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Experience:  11+ yrs experience, inkjets & lasers, from huge to portable
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I have replaced the black ink cartridge and it still will

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I have replaced the black ink cartridge and it still will not print. Other colours work
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Customer: Everything that I print which should be black is blank. I've run the cartridge clean programme but no change
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Russell H. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, thank you for contacting My name is Russell. I will do my best to provide the right answer to your question.

It is possible that you have a defective black cartridge. Consider changing it out for a new one - especially if there has been an interval of disuse of the printer recently, and most especially if your printer is an HP brand printer, there is a likelihood that the change of cartridge will get the black ink working again.

(Is the black not working when you do a photocopy, as well as when you print from the computer? if so, it is definitely a problem in the black ink section of the print engine inside your printer, rather than a software problem on the computer or that sort of thing.)

I may have other advice to offer, so let me know - esp. if your printer is not HP-made.

(If this by chance answers your question fully, please rate my answer. Thanks.)