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Dell v515w printer won't print with black ink

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#1 GalahadIV


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

I have recently changed the black ink cartridge of my DELL v515w printer and noticed it doesn't print with black ink anymore. When I try to print in black and white, it just spits out blank pages, and when I print in color, all the black accents are just left out.
Here's all the things I've tried until now (with no success) :
-Deepcleaning the printhead (3 times)
-Aligning the ink cartridges (2-3 times)
-Photocopying w/o the computer (gives blank pages)
-Cleaning the printhead manually with a piece of cloth
-Reinserting the old cartridge which still had a tiny bit of ink left and inserting another cartridge I had(same result)
-Reinstalling printer drivers
-Resetting the printer to factory settings
-Disabling Demo mode
-Trying to print through wireless and through USB ( same result)
I'm a bit annoyed as I've already wasted half of the ink cleaning and aligning the printer, with no positive outcome.
I also came to the conclusion that the problem is definitely the printer, since photocopying didn't work either.
I've already spent loads of time trying to find a solution and at this point I'm a little desperate, so any help is welcome.
Thanks in advance.
PS: I've tried asking on the Dell support forum but I didn't get any (good) answers.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:26 AM

If the printer itself is the problem...IMO, the logical thing to try is to uninstall/delete the printer and set it up anew with a cartridge which definitely has ink.


You might also take a look at Event Viewer and see if any error messages reference the printing function, although my experience is that such will not occur unless it's a Windows problem.



#3 GalahadIV

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Posted 11 July 2017 - 08:00 AM

Yeah, funny thing happened

It's working now, and I have no clue why, but thanks anyway.


Seems like the solution was good ol' sleep

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