I have A dell v515w AIO PRINTER. All of a sudden the printer will only print in black. Changed cartridges, did the clean heads and align, changed cratridges again. Took print-head out and it looks fine, but it is obviously the print-head. Amazon sells one for $59.95, but I have mixed feelings, printers are so cheap, do I buy a new printhead and hope that is the problem, or just buy a new printer,?
Start, control panel, printers, your printer, printer preferences.
Look there to make sure the printer is set to use all avliable ink.
Also try reading...
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Original poster, If you have solved your problem, can you please mark the correct thread(s) with your solution. Thanks
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Had a similar problem. Got an error message telling me to clean print head. After cleaning print head V515W spews red ink across page. Printer was 1 (one) day past the one year warranty. Will probably just buy a new one but if it is a DELL will definately get an extended warranty. Every other brand of printer I have owned, Epsons and Lexmark, have lasted for years.
Well guess what< just for the hell of it, I plugged it back in, and now it is printing great! Don't ask my why or how, it just started! But as long as it keeps going, who am I to complain. Thanks for answering.