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Black ink? The printer does not print in black. The black cart. is full. Icleande the jets several times to no avail. Please help.

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  • redwards28 Sep 27, 2008

    I have the same problem - I typically print about 2-5 pages a week and have been frequently using the printer up until this problem came up. The ink cartridge is full and I tried the proposed solution. It printed two sheets with semi-poor quality (blotchy ink) and then went back to only printing extremely light (very light grey in color).

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Get a water soaked rag or paper towl (not damp but soaked in water) and sitting and dabbing the bottom of the cartridge on the soaked towl until a good flow of ink comes out then wipe as well as you can dry with a dry towl and put back into printer, this should recover ink flow and get it to print, but don't expect it to work perfectly on the first print so try to print a few times and printing should steadly improve. Looks like you haven't used your printer for a while.

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