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Black Printing Anything I go to print has no black print. I had not used the printer for about a month and thought that when no black inc was being used that it must have dried up. I am sure the cartridges are installed correctly, have since done several 'deep cleans' on the black nozzle and changed the cartridge twice but still get no black printed. The pads on the printer are damp with ink so I suspect it could be some sort of blockage.(?)

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Re: Black Printing

Possibly the printer head needs replacing. That's the actual black 'box' the inks fit in. I've generally found they last no longer than about 18 months. You can try cleaning the contacts with an alcohol pad before forking out the $50 odd dollars it costs for a new head. If you have some time on your hands you could also try reinstalling the drivers - Good luck

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