How to troubleshoot HP printer not printing
Why won't my HP printer print in color?
If you are using an HP wireless printer and it does not print in color, there are three possible reasons behind this problem. Check all of these reasons carefully before proceeding with troubleshooting the printer.
Color print feature disabled: -To print in color, you must enable the color print feature in the HP printer properties.
Faulty driver: -If you were using multiple printers on the same system, there might be a driver conflict between the devices.
Clogged print head: -If you are using your HP printer for a long time and you have not cleaned the print head, the HP printer will not print in color.
Repair or replace
If the printing problem continues after troubleshooting, there may be a more serious problem within the mechanism of the HP printer. Before deciding whether to replace parts like a fuser, transfer kit, roller, or any part, consider the cost of replacement parts and labor. It may be better to buy a new printer.
Perform basic troubleshooting
You can fix some problems at first when you find that your Fix HP Printer Not Printing. You should check the status of the connection between your printer and your computer. Make sure your devices are properly connected to each other and that the network or cable you use to connect these devices is normal.
You can also try cleaning the black ink cartridge. Remove the blank ink cartridge from the HP printer; use a cotton swab to clean the laser or scanner block. Wipe off dirt, grime, or any dried ink that may prevent ink from flowing. You can also try cleaning the printer heads.
If you are having problems with an HP Laserjet printer, go to the menu, click "Diagnostics", and then print the "PQ Troubleshooting Pages". If the black ink does not print, go to "Disable the cartridge" and change the magenta and black cartridges in the menu.
Why doesn't my HP printer print correctly in yellow?
As with other colors, you may have trouble printing yellow, even if the set color is yellow on your HP printer. If you're wondering why my HP printer isn't printing yellow correctly, make sure of the following:
Check the printer ink levels.
Solve any print quality problems.
Check the printer settings.
Assign a color management profile for your printing preferences.
Clean the ink cartridges and the print head.
If necessary, uninstall and reinstall the printer driver.
Why won't my printer print in black?
Some might think that an empty or dry ink cartridge is causing a problem, but that's only one of the reasons. We investigated some faulty printers that were not printing black and these are the reasons we observed.
Dry or Empty Ink Cartridge Problem ink cartridge restricts ink flow.
Clogged print head and nozzle Prevents free flow of ink.
Printer components are not genuine duplicate printer parts damaged.
Printhead is not aligned Uncalibrated printheads do not allow black ink to spread on the paper.
Out-of-date printer driver Errors in earlier versions of the driver can cause the printer to not print black.