HP Inkjet Printer

Posted on 2012-09-11
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Last Modified: 2012-09-11
I have a HP Deskjet D1660 (USB connection to an XP Pro computer). The HP Printer has both Color and Black Cartridges, but I only need to print in black ink.    When I try to print something the first letter on each line doesn't print properly (it is faded).. I adjusted the properties of the printer for black ink only, reset the margins and replaced the cartridge.  But I still get the same result?  Any ideas?
Question by:fjkaykr11
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Michael-Best earned 2000 total points
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Run the ink head cleaning in printer proprties.
If that does not clear the heads then use / print with the attached black purge chart" to clear the (partially blocked) black ink head.

Author Closing Comment

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I didn't have the software installed and wasn't able to see where to running the cleaning tool. So I manually cleaned this with a cotton swab.  Works great now.  I can't believe I didn't think of this before posting the question. I must be getting old.  Thanks for the quick help.

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