Jeremy Norton: FANTASTIC!!! After trying to contact HP and WAY too many Google searches...you fixed it!! THANK YOU!
David Baker: Thanks for this. Was a massive help.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: maybe they should see all the video views and comments. thanks
regdawgformerusmc: call HP and complain! I did it and they said that they do not have complaints on this model!
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.
howtheheliru: Dude !!! This has been driving me nuts. Man i did as you said and all set. Great advise! thanks
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.
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 the screen.
Kiya Labadie: This didnt work for me.. was really hoping that it would..
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?
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 screen?
marki961: Thanks After Hours Tv & Pc Repair. Our printer is up and running again thanks to you (Y)
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.
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!!!
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!
Amy Hodges: Yay! Worked perfectly! Thank you!
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.
Mharnish22: NEW BLACK CARTRIDGE WONT PRINT:
With the printer on, remove all the ink tanks.
Turn off the printer.
Remove the touch screen. Pull the ribbon out of the back of the screen.
Remove the entire top with a torx screwdriver.
Over on the PCB left, there is a 3V watch battery. Take it out. Leave it out.
Put the top back on.
Plug in the touch screen. Snap it back into place.
Plug in. Turn on the printer.
Let it set up then print a printer status page.
DO NOT PRINT A PRINT QUALITY REPORT.
AnnMargaret37: Worked perfectly - thank you so much!
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 researching it.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Awesome!
harry561: Tried several new ink cartridges, many 'self-clean' cycles and a plethora of online diagnostics to try and remedy my problem. Came here as a last resort before buying a new printer. It worked a treat! And all for the cost of one sheet of kitchen towel and a splash of hot water! I owe you a pint, thank you!!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Good idea! I figured just damping it with water and making a few prints on it, the ink will be back on the screen and not the water. but i like your solution better.
FilthyFletch: The concept is right but do not use water to do this. Water weill eventually rust the filter screen and ruin your printer . You should use either a printer flush solution or rubbing alcohol which does not react with the metal mesh and evaporates off.
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
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!!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Your welcome!
vatansalvery: It worked for me! Thanks a lot!!!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see jamés comment
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see james comment
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: see jame's comment.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: Thanks! and glad it worked for you.
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!
Bilodeauart: Me too.....so frustrating. Tried the wet towel didn;t work. Tried the cleaning tool from support. Nothing works!!!!
chuckyee39: 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??
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.
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: tell it to clean the print heads.
XSCounter: Thanks but didn't help me :( Still not printing black. This problem is making me mad...
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: your welcome! glad to hear it works for others!
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!
2028R: i have the exact printer but it wont work. I wonder if its because i used refill cartridges. This time I bought a original one and it still does not print
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: You are welcome!
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!
After Hours Tv & Pc Repair: is it black or somewhat black? clean it and see what happens.
Carpet161: Lol...when I scan it prints black perfectly, when I try to print a doc...no black?!?!?!
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: Your Welcome! Thanks for the feedback!
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