View Full Version : HP PSC 1215 Not printing black (w/ full cartridge)

03-23-2006, 04:00 PM
I haven't had to print anything in a few months and don't know what the freaking printer is acting up, but I have loads of papers due next week and would love it if I could resolve this.

My HP PSC 1215 works fine on its own. I can copy documents, and it prints out black just fine. However if I try to print out anything from OS X it prints a white page. I prints colour just fine, but black is a no-no...
I tried getting rid of the drivers and reinstalling them, but no use. Does anyone know how to fix this?

God, I hate HP so much... why the hell did I buy an HP printer?

03-23-2006, 05:53 PM
God, I hate HP so much... why the hell did I buy an HP printer?

Have you tried forgetting the printer and then rediscovering it?

As to hp, decent hardware, sucky software/firmware.

03-23-2006, 05:55 PM
Um, the answer is probably yes... but what exactly do you mean?

03-23-2006, 07:16 PM
You may have also, but it is worth a try (explicitly!).

Go to Preferences/Printer & Fax
select the printer and delete it
you may want to restart at this time - just to make sure

Go to Preferences/Printer & Fax
add the printer - as you would normally

Is there a hp printer utility that you could use to examine the printer? That utility may give you some hints as to what is going on. I think the utilities gets installed via hp install, not through the ppds.

As a note -
I always like to restart after hardware changes - it insures that all the drivers are "dis-engaged".
From experience, I never found that I had too many reboots in between my hardware or software installs or removals.