JustJTV: piece of crap! i hate this printer. thanks man
jdmartz: Fantastic. Thank you so much.
Michelle Miller: Tried it....Still can not get my blank ink to work!!! It's got a brand new
HP ink cartridge in it. Very frustrating!!!
krista Grant: Thank you! My printer is fixed! I was so angry! And now it's great!
MVrockersPS3: 20 min before school lovely.
Dean Nishijima: I've had this problem before and it's very frustrating. I solved the
problem by going into the HP 5514 settings and had the printheads
cleaned. I just hope I can remember this next time it happens. Hope this
Mike Sutherland: I have had this printer for about 12-13 months and have recently replaced
all 60 plus dollars worth or cartridges thinking that the ink dried up due
to inactivity. After spending about an hour working on Christmas letters
and 2 hours troubleshooting a printing not printing, I was on the verge of
smashing this printer to bits! HP customer NO-support was worthless. I will
try this technique and give it a go. If it does not work, I am going to
mangle this thing, box it and ship it to HP's CEO or their quality control
department. Regardless, I will never buy a HP related product again.
Terrible and greedy company! Oh, Merry Christmas everyone!
Bob Morgan: I tried this and all the other suggestions from HP forums etc until I
devised the best solution and it really worked. First remove all cartridges
and place in bag, then unplug the printer and also place in bag. Put both
bags in skip. Then go and buy another printer ((not HP). It worked for me.
bottom hat: Thanks so much, it worked great.
howtheheliru: Dude !!! This has been driving me nuts. Man i did as you said and all set.
Great advise! thanks
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Your Welcome! Thanks for the feedback!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: the plastic on top for the vent hole on ink isnt clogged is it? did you
remeber to vent the ink cartridge?
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: is it black or somewhat black? clean it and see what happens.
WonkaaVision: I used ISO alcohol, Also watch a documentary called "The light bulb
conspiracy", there is a section of that documentary that exposes the
companies for adding a chip which counts the number of pages that you
print, after this limit is reached the printer automatically stops working
forcing you to buy another.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see jame's comment.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: You are welcome!
Bilodeauart: Me too.....so frustrating. Tried the wet towel didn;t work. Tried the
cleaning tool from support. Nothing works!!!!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: your welcome! glad to hear it works for others!
regdawgformerusmc: call HP and complain! I did it and they said that they do not have
complaints on this model!
James Zolnowsky: Wet towel didn't work for me either, so I ran hot water through a towel,
rang most of it out then dropped a few drops on the screen until it was
full. Replaced cartridge, Problem solved!
Auto Fill: Hi I used alcohol to clean each print head and now it shows up as a full
cart even if it knows it's already been used but the black is still not
printing. I have also reset my printer but nothing? I Have a HP Photosmart
6510 B211A :( Someone HELP ME PLEASE ! Thanks!!!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: tell it to clean the print heads.
punkybeans: Worked for me. I hate this printer. $70 for the printer and $100 for ink
during the 1st year with well below avg printing. First issue I had with it
happened 2 weeks after warranty expired. Don't buy it if you're here
Behnoosh Nemati: I did it. But it did not work. First it was printing gray instead of black,
then nothing. Should I put a few drop of water in to that circle silver
mahjohnit: I disagree. You are not only cleaning the mesh...which is what the alcohol
will do you,....for lack of a better term, you are creating a transfer path
from the cartridge through the screen. The alcohol will evaporate off,
leaving both the cartridge and the screen dry, while the water stay wet
while you re-seat the cartridge, allowing ink to flow more easily through
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Thanks for the input, glad you got yours fixed. I would suggest
reinstalling drivers before cleaning this. Hopefully people will read
through the comments and have theirs fixed as well
Amy Hodges: Yay! Worked perfectly! Thank you!
David Baker: Thanks for this. Was a massive help.
Lacy Beck: This did not work for me. I replaced all 4 cartridges and the black stopped
working. I've used up half of the ink in the color cartridges running the
clean heads tool and printing quality reports. I cleaned the screen under
the black cartridge until no more ink was showing on the towel. Still no
luck. I tried using a straw to gently blow the warm distilled water through
the screen but no ink or water showed on the paper I had put under it. Is
there a way to get the assembly out and clean it?
AnnMargaret37: Worked perfectly - thank you so much!
22Hertha: Thanks worked great for me
Kelly Jordan: worked perfectly! Thank you! 2 people at HP Support told me the hardware
was bad and I needed to buy a new printer!! Thank you thank you thank you!
Kiya Labadie: This didnt work for me.. was really hoping that it would..
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see jamés comment
bdyftns: I tried this and so much more. I took out the casing that holds the
cartridges, soaked and cleaned that. Nothing. I uninstalled and reinstalled
the HP software. Nothing. Finally, finally out of desperation, I did a
System Restore on my computer (back about 20 days) and now the darn think
works perfectly!! Some malfunction between computer and printer, or a
corrupt file or something of that nature. Anyway. I hope if nothing else
works, try the System Restore. Good luck!!
Nikki Dovey: This worked like a CHARM,.... THANK U soooo much! The shop I took it to
said it would cost as much as a new printer to fix!! you have helped us
sooo much... thank you!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Your welcome!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Awesome!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: maybe they should see all the video views and comments. thanks
Jeremy Norton: FANTASTIC!!! After trying to contact HP and WAY too many Google
searches...you fixed it!! THANK YOU!
Auto Fill: @ Mharnish22 I done was was mentioned in the video but it is still not
working. Can I do what you mentioned with my HP Photosmart 6510 which takes
364 ink carts? I guess that it's all the same as other HP owner have the
same nightmare problem too? I will go an buy a torx screwdriver and take it
from there. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
glove you: It still doesn't work. Auto print head cleaning is not working either. How
do I take out the whole print head part to clean up??
w7ov: Water is fine, distilled water may be better. The ink is actually water
based. The filter is stainless steel, rust is not a problem. Alcohol may
cause damage to the printhead, I would avoid it.
angellicbabe2: Worked great thanks
regdawgformerusmc: I am having the same problem with my 5514. I called the company and they
told me that it was a defective product but yet told me that there was
nothing that they could do. I went round and round and finally a supervisor
suppose to call me with in 48 hours.. So we shall see what happens! Wish me
luck and will keep in touch.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see james comment
XSCounter: Done it twice already, wasted lot's of ink :( Guess my case is a bit more
complicated or smth. But thx for video. Seems it helped many.
Cyndy Wollenweber: tried this and nothing. Still won't print black. Also tried uninstalling
and reinstalling printer and still nothing. Only 15 months old. So
disappointed that it's junk now.
Cert: Building stuff is always in my family gene. My dad is a new york auto technician and taught me everything I need to know about cars. Now I sell car parts online to suppliment my income. So it does help when there's good guidance.
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