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tennistm

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I have an older HP 5610 all in one printer that has served me well for several years.
I am wondering if I should fix it (if an easy fix) or buy another??

When I print a document in black it doesn't print clearly. It looks like when I am running low on
ink. However, I put in a new cartridge and the same thing happened.
When I do a self test print...it shows only a partial black bar. All is OK with the color bars.

Any suggestions for an easy fix?

If not, any suggestions for a all in one printer under $500?

thanks,
Tim
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The Skeptic

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Is the cartridge an original or a re-filled one. The latter have problems, quite often. Remove the cartridge and wipe the contacts clean on the cartridge and printing head side. You may use a soft cloth soaked with alcohol. Make sure the cartridge sits firmly in place. It may be that dried ink clogged the passages or dirtied the contacts.

If you were satisfied with the 5610 (I have one) why not buy the newer generation? I don't remember the model number but where I live it would cost you not more then 150$. My approach is that there is no point in repairing simple printers unless you can do it easily yourself. Cheaper to buy a new one. Of course, if the printer is still covered by manufacturer's or sellers guarantee then it's a different story.
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Thanks for the info...I'll try it
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