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My printer is not printing in black ink only in colors...please help!!!

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  • joykenl Nov 09, 2008

    Printer will not printin black, only colour.

    Tried cleaning many times and have changed ink twice

  • Anonymous Dec 11, 2008

    Deep cleaned the nozzle many times and put in new cartridge but black ink still won't print, only color

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The black ink is empty or the ink heads are clogged. Try running the cleaning programing or installing a new black cartridge. Some printers will use the colored ink to print black if you remove the black cartridge completely.

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