I don’t believe it. Tried it on my old HP Officejet T45 and it works – now get more than just magenta. Note that there are print cartridges and printheads. It IS the copper colored strips you’re supposed to soak, right? After first soak, nothing came out on the piece of kitchen roll, after the next, nice bright colours. It took a couple cleaning cycles until the ink wasn’t watery, but it works fine now. Please try again shortly.

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Why did it start printing in color?

HP DeskJet 1220C Prints only Pink & Black

122c problem as described, but when I soaked the cartridge it only prints grey now??? To print thick cards or cards requiring a straight paper path, use only the manual feed slot at the back of the printer.

We have the money that buys the product. I was about to junk it, until I found this forum good old Google: The Anonymous post was me, but I didn’t realize that I didn’t fill in the info before hitting send.

Well, my problem surfaced almost exactly 5 years after I bought it Make sure the water is on full blast. But you’re already eyeing the trash bin with that cartridge.


HP Deskjet C Professional Series Printer – Preferences Tab | HP® Customer Support

So I got as hot of water as I could, let it set for about 30 minutes, then re-heated the water, and let it set for another 30 minutes. The HP model c is an old die hard.

U guys are the best, have just done the hot water dunk for the hp 78 cartridge out of my deskjet c and it works. Not a good idea! If this one lasts as long as the C, which is still going strong, it’ll still be around inif we’re still using paper then.

HP Deskjet 1220c Series Printer – Paper Handling

Please try again shortly. Dry off ink catridge 7. I tried everything prlnt I was out of two colors. Unlike most printing, this page prints from the bottom of the page to the top for user viewing during printing.

Who would ever mix eletrics with water.

HP DeskJet C Prints only Pink & Black | FixYourOwnPrinter

After a minute or two of seeing all 3 colors after blotting on a paper towel Does anyone have a suggestion as to what causes this problem in the first place? I am an old guy who had the same type problem that most of you described.


Rinsed, blotted and dried too. The cartridge was not too hot to handle, so I immediately put it under cold flowing water in the sink to cool it off. Will print a diagnostic page.

If the cartridge is still in warranty contact HP or your dealer for a replacement. Thank you thank you thank you! I was on my second new cartridge. The soak method saved me some dough! I’ve had my for two years and have never had any problems with it. Select Manual Feed only when printing from the Manual Feed slot. You wouldn’t believe how many times I have uninstalled, installed, searched for new drivers, and cleaned.

I would like to point out that there was a great deal of soak time between the two I did try the soak method with.

Try the Micorwave and Hot Water Trick. Up to three envelopes may be loaded into the alternative top media feed.