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Printer won't print color

My Epson Stylus CX4600 no longer prints any color other than black. Tried: cleaning heads, changing ink cartridges, even though it registered as having ink in the old ones.

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  • Abbysoda Nov 22, 2007

    My grandma gave me her used Epson Stylus CX4600, but didn't print well. I bought new ink cartridges and installed them and it still only prints in black and white. I've cleaned the head several times and still nothing.

  • Anonymous Dec 17, 2007

    I have a officejet 600 printer with new ink packs that won't print in color only black.

  • dianamh Feb 12, 2008

    hi my printer wont print in color i have a new color cartridge in but it still wont print. there is something eles that is clogged

  • jamba Feb 19, 2008

    Hp deskjet 845,After replacing the colour cartridge ;Black {15} print ok but colour {17} only prints red.
    Cleaning the head

    jamba

  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2008

    I have a brother mfc-5840cn and it will non print in yellow.

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    HP OfficeJet won't print color. Test page in B/W only.

  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i have a new hp deskjet f4235 it will only print in black in white no color........

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    cx4800



  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with my brand new HP Deskjet 4235 - will only print in black and white, but printer shows colored ink is full

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    the blank ink would not print but the colors can print

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When you change the ink cartridges you are NOT changing the print head. The print head is in the carrier. If the print head has become clogged or worn then usually it needs to be replaced. Unfortunately it us probably cheaper to buy a new printer.

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If you're certain that it's not a clogged head then you could get a new head and snap it in yourself. You can try cleaning the contacts with an alcohol pad before forking out the $50 odd dollars it costs for a new head. There are also options in the various printer programs that set your printing jobs to monochrome, won't hurt to check that. Good luck

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I can not print pictures in color from the internet o computer

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If you're not able to print even after trying various options than you can take assistance from the technical support team or can contact third party tech support to check if there is any technical issue that can be resolved with expert technician. Enjoy high quality prints with Epson printers

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SOURCE: Black ink not printing...

same on a test page?

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SOURCE: My Epson Stylus NX 400 is not printing.

no it cannot. Those multi-colored cartridge system requires that you put in every single color, AND ensure that they are not empty before they will print. Even if all you want is a black and white copy.

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