Solved New HP 122 black ink cartridge doesnt work on my old printer

January 18, 2016 at 05:48:50
Specs: windows 10
hi
i've hp inkjet 1000 which i grabbed from storage. now i bought a 122 black ink for it and nothing appears on the paper when i print black text.

what should be the problem? perhaps the printer is not working and should be taken to repair? or i need to buy a new printer? what will i do with the new ink i've just bought?


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January 20, 2016 at 13:11:01
You might be right about HP but it is as well to remember that "badge engineering" is widespread so there can be a wide range of products from any brand. My wife's first HP printer was poor in reliability and performance but her next one (which looked nothing like the old one) has been superb.

I've had my Canon printer so long that I can't really compare it with any other brand. It's print quality is great and has been totally reliable for years but that's no guarantee that a new Canon would be the same. Long term storage is bad for printers but the very low use of my Canon has never been a problem.

For any given brand (of anything) there are folk that swear by them and others that swear at them.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#1
January 18, 2016 at 06:33:43
Check the printheads and make sure there is no dried Ink on them.

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#2
January 18, 2016 at 06:40:47
Using black ink cartridge alone will not work. It has to be used together with the other tri-color ink cartridge just to print black text.

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#3
January 18, 2016 at 06:44:10
ok

so let me clarify

i've a new installed black printhead (i did removed the nylon strip when installed)

the colors head is old and i cleaned it with alcohol and the software says that it's almost full (probably dry from the inside).

is there a good probability the printer is the problem and not the printheads??

thank you again

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#4
January 18, 2016 at 11:06:56
"is there a good probability the printer is the problem and not the print heads??"
From experience I would say it is more probable it is print head and cartridge trouble.

"what will i do with the new ink i've just bought?"
You've broken the seal. I don't think you really need us to give you the answer.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
January 18, 2016 at 11:29:38
i've hp inkjet 1000 which i grabbed from storage

How long has it been sitting there? Years?

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#6
January 18, 2016 at 12:32:15
it sat there for about 3 years or something

it's making the printing process without anything on the paper


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#7
January 18, 2016 at 13:07:26
3 years or something is a long time. Did you remove the cartridges, wipe clean the print heads thoroughly, protect it with anti moisture bag, etc etc before sending it to the mothball (storage)??

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#8
January 18, 2016 at 13:11:41
Oh, I cannot resist asking you this ...

Why did you mothball it the first time?

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#9
January 18, 2016 at 23:19:52
There should be a utility download on the HP support page for your model to clean/flush the print head or it may be included as part of the driver file.

Some additional info that may or may not apply to your specific model:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Inkjet...


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#10
January 19, 2016 at 11:45:43
"3 years or something is a long time. Did you remove the cartridges, wipe clean the print heads thoroughly, protect it with anti moisture bag, etc etc before sending it to the mothball (storage)?? "

no

"Oh, I cannot resist asking you this ...

Why did you mothball it the first time?"

i tent to buy things unnecessarily but now i need it more than in the past.

"There should be a utility download on the HP support page for your model to clean/flush the print head or it may be included as part of the driver file.

Some additional info that may or may not apply to your specific model:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Inkjet...

will try you ideas

thank you people


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#11
January 20, 2016 at 11:08:32
i bought a new printer
hopefully will not buy from hp in the next decade
i had many problems with them in the past.

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January 20, 2016 at 13:11:01
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You might be right about HP but it is as well to remember that "badge engineering" is widespread so there can be a wide range of products from any brand. My wife's first HP printer was poor in reliability and performance but her next one (which looked nothing like the old one) has been superb.

I've had my Canon printer so long that I can't really compare it with any other brand. It's print quality is great and has been totally reliable for years but that's no guarantee that a new Canon would be the same. Long term storage is bad for printers but the very low use of my Canon has never been a problem.

For any given brand (of anything) there are folk that swear by them and others that swear at them.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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