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HP printers are used in abundance across the globe for official as well as personal use. However, many users have complained of HP Photosmart 6520 Printer Not Printing Black Ink. If you are facing a similar issue, then this article comes to your rescue. Just go through the procedures given below and this shall fix your issue. So let’s start.
HP Photosmart 6520- Why is my printer not printing black
The main reason for this issue is the blocked cartridges. While it may be easy to remove the printhead in other printers and get it fixed, with HP Photosmart 6520 it is difficult to remove it. However, we have collated a procedure that shall help fix this issue.
Disclaimer: If your printer is in warranty, then do consult an official person to get it fixed. Before going ahead with this procedure, make a note to only adopt it if you are sure about it.
The first thing is to replace the ink cartridge for the printer. At times, depleted ink levels may cause the problem. Replace the old cartridge with new ones and see if that fixes the issue.
HP Photosmart 6520 Black ink not printing after being replacing
If your HP Photosmart 6520 is not printing black ink after it is replaced, then the procedure you can adopt is as follows.
- Make a mixture by taking hot tap water and isopropyl alcohol in a 1:1 ratio
- In the turned-on state, open the cover of the printer and expose the cartridges
- Once the cartridges are in a state where they can be serviced, turn off the power supply
- Thereafter, remove the cartridges
- Then, take a paper towel and dunk it in the solution.
- Now fold it, remove excess water, and place it below the printhead to remove any excess ink.
- Ensure, that printer has no moisture
- Tap it dry and thereafter, place the cartridge back in the slot and close the cover. Then, turn on the printer.
- Test a print alignment job and execute a print head cleaning.
This shall fix the problem.
We hope you find this article useful. In case of any existing issue, do not hesitate to contact the printer helpline number.