HP 56 Black (C6656A)



COMPATIBLE WITH


  • DeskJet 4110
  • DeskJet 450cbi
  • DeskJet 5145
  • DeskJet 5150
  • DeskJet 5151
  • DeskJet 5160
  • DeskJet 5505
  • DeskJet 5508
  • DeskJet 5510
  • DeskJet 5515
  • DeskJet 5551
  • DeskJet 5552
  • DeskJet 5650
  • DeskJet 5652
  • DeskJet 5655
  • DeskJet 5850
  • DeskJet 6110
  • DeskJet 6150
  • DeskJet 9600
  • DeskJet 9650
  • DeskJet 9670
  • DeskJet 9680
  • Digital Copier 410
  • Fax 1240
  • LaserJet 1200
  • OfficeJet 4115
  • OfficeJet 4212
  • OfficeJet 4219
  • OfficeJet 4251
  • OfficeJet 4252
  • OfficeJet 4255
  • OfficeJet 4259
  • OfficeJet 5605
  • OfficeJet 5608
  • OfficeJet 5609
  • OfficeJet 5610
  • OfficeJet 5615
  • PhotoSmart 7150
  • PhotoSmart 7260
  • PhotoSmart 7345
  • PhotoSmart 7350
  • PhotoSmart 7450
  • PhotoSmart 7459
  • PhotoSmart 7530
  • PhotoSmart 7550
  • PhotoSmart 7655
  • PhotoSmart 7660
  • PhotoSmart 7755
  • PhotoSmart 7760
  • PhotoSmart 7762
  • PhotoSmart 7960
  • PSC 1100
  • PSC 1210
  • PSC 1213
  • PSC 1215
  • PSC 1217
  • PSC 1219
  • PSC 1310
  • PSC 1311
  • PSC 1312
  • PSC 1315
  • PSC 1317
  • PSC 1318
  • PSC 1340
  • PSC 1345
  • PSC 1350
  • PSC 1355
  • PSC 2105
  • PSC 2108
  • PSC 2110
  • PSC 2115
  • PSC 2150
  • PSC 2170
  • PSC 2171
  • PSC 2175
  • PSC 2179
  • PSC 2210
  • PSC 2405
  • PSC 2410
  • PSC 2420
  • PSC 2510

Troubleshooting - Click each question for details


Your cartridge is not actually empty. It has been remanufactured and the ink levels cannot be reset. Continue printing as normal until the print quality deteriorates.

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The working parts of the printer and cartridge are delicate and need to be in the correct condition to function correctly. Sometimes a little dirt or ink can prevent the cartridge from working. Remove the cartridge from the printer and gently clean the gold coloured electrical contacts on the cartridge and the contacts on your printer with some moist tissue. Reinstall the cartridge and attempt to print again.

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There may be air trapped in your cartridge’s printhead. Please run a cleaning cycle according to your printer’s instructions and try to print again.

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There may be a small blockage in your cartridge’s printhead. Remove the cartridge and try wiping the printhead from back to front a few times with a moist tissue. You should soon see a black line or a three colour line on the tissue. Reinstall the cartridge and attempt to print again.

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First check to make sure that you have removed the clip and/or tape from the cartridge before attempting installation. If you have, then make sure that your printer is listed in the ‘Compatible With’ section.

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In a effort to reduce the use of plastics, we have developed a new way of containing and protecting your cartridge that does not require a clip. Simply pull away the single piece of tape from the side and bottom of the cartridge and insert into your printer as normal.

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Printer manufacturers often use the roll out of their printer firmware updates to prevent you from choosing the origin and type of supplies you use in your printer. This has been done is ways such as blocking the use of remanufactured/recycled cartridges entirely, applying a 'cartridge lock' system that locks a cartridge's usage to a printer and introducing a new 'generation' of the same cartridge model to stop older, remanufactured cartridges being re-used.

Most printer manufacturers will prefer you to set your printer to automatically download and install their updates for this very reason. We suggest that you disable the automatic update option to allow you to continue to use remanufactured cartridges and also to recycle your cartridge after it has been used. By allowing your printer to update the firmware automatically you are risking being locked into only using the more expensive and less environmentally friendly original branded cartridges.

So we highly recommend switching off your printer's firmware automatic updates and dismissing future messages asking you to update your printer. These steps are a general guide to how to stop the updates, but please note that they will vary slightly depending on your exact printer model.

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This is true for both original and remanufactured HP cartridges. The page yield displayed by HP is based on a 5% page coverage life test. That is, if you only fill 5% of your page, your cartridge will print for the given number of pages. If you print photos, graphics or even a full page of text, you will be using more than a 5% page coverage. So with normal everyday printing, the page yield listed by HP is unlikely to be the same page yield that you will get out of your cartridge.

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