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Black ink will not print.

Why does my black ink not work. I have cleaned multiple times. Replaced the cartridge and still it will not print. There appears to be ink on the nozzle when I take it out of the holder.

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  • Anonymous Oct 07, 2008

    My brother MFC 665CW will not print black. It will not even copy a black and white document.

  • fherrera006 Feb 17, 2009

    black will not print and color is washed out



  • TreviXan Feb 24, 2009

    Brand new Brother 6940cw. Black will not print. No error is indicated. I've tried the cleaning process but it will still not print.

  • Anonymous Apr 24, 2009

    doesnt work even if we try black and white printing

  • bgr861 May 17, 2009

    ihave the same problem, cleaned several timesw but no blacp print. I even took back the next day and swapped for a different one. Still will not print black ink.

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Are you getting any error ,try to make black and white copy from the printer and let me the results...

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