Why Is My HP Printer Not Printing Black Ink, Fix Issue on HP 5520, 6520

HP printers are known for its versatility among all the printers. It is known as one of the best printers for its advanced tools and enhanced features. A Printer is an external device that will convert your software into graphics or text representations on papers and other printing platforms. These printers can be often categorized as dot matrix printers, daisy wheel printers, inkjet printers and laser printers but HP has its own classification based on the type of ink along with other factors like type of use of printer i.e. Office jet, Design jet, Latex printers and Desk jet printers.

Major Causes Of HP Printer Not Printing Black Ink

While working on the printer i.e. when you are taking printouts there may some issues that you come across. One such troublesome issue is image being too dark. Here are some causes that may be responsible for this printer issue.

  • Poor contact in primary charging bias between product and cartridge.
  • The protective tape has to be taken care of. If you are using a new cartridge then you can take a notice of the protecting tape.
  • Check for the ink in the printer. If your cartridge is out of ink then you need to replace it with a new one.

Methods To Fix HP Printer Not Printing Black Ink Issue

You can try to clean each print cartridge contacts. Even after doing so, this problem persists then you can look for other contacts for any damage. Change all the damaged parts and then replace the print cartridge.

Then a question arises that are you using a Remanufactured or a new OEM?

Paper path is to be cleaned

  • Open the Device Maintenance option from the Home screen window.
Security and Maintanance
  • Go to the options mentioned below:
  1. Cleaning/Calibrate
  2. Cleaning Page
  • Click the Print option or choose the print the page option.
choose the print pages option
  • The cleaning process may take up several minutes. As it is finished, the printed page has to be discarded.

If your printer is printing but there is no presence of ink then you should consider the following options:

  • The cartridge is finished.
  • The cartridge is unable to breathe. It means the plug or the vent tape haven’t been taken out, so the cartridge is unable to replace ink with air. It means that ink cannot feed the print head because the negative pressure is built due to vent tape or plug.
  • The print head outlets are blocked.

Need Help In Fixing HP Printer Not Printing Black Ink Issue. Contact the Support team on USA/Canada +1-866-496-0452 & UK +44 2896 002856

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Stephen Palmer
4 years ago

HP is krap. i have ink and it prints a test page but when i print fron word it is missing text.

5 years ago

I have a different than the one mentioned, my hp 5520 is not printing black but it is printing using the color ink. The printer software shows that my black ink cartridge has run out of ink and i need to replaced it but the ink has been recently replaced and its not working. The protective orange tap is removed, i have clean the contacts but it cannot read the black ink cartridge