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    • vixen1500
    • By vixen1500 17th May 17, 11:15 PM
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    HP photosmart printer - prints wrong colour
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    • 17th May 17, 11:15 PM
    HP photosmart printer - prints wrong colour 17th May 17 at 11:15 PM
    My HP photosmart printer has decided to now print in either Red or Brown instead of black.

    I have tried to dismantle it to clean the printhead, got as far as the last 4 screws but had nothing small enough to get them out.

    Anyone any ideas how I might solve this?

    Prints all the other colours fine
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    • neilmcl
    • By neilmcl 17th May 17, 11:35 PM
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    • 17th May 17, 11:35 PM
    Have you checked the ink levels? Does it have a dedicated black ink cartridge?
    • Le_Kirk
    • By Le_Kirk 18th May 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:33 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:33 AM
    Is there an option, when black cartridge has run out, to continue printing by mixing other colours to make black? I had this on my previous Epson.
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 18th May 17, 9:41 AM
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    • 18th May 17, 9:41 AM
    Are you using genuine ink or third-party stuff ?
    • MarkFromCornwall
    • By MarkFromCornwall 18th May 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:15 PM
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    • 18th May 17, 3:15 PM
    HP printers usually have a 'clean cartridge' procedure that can be run from printer properties, perhaps under 'services'.
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