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Ink i just installed a new black ink and is doesn't work. the printer info is showing that the black ink is full but when i print something in black, it doesn't work.

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    the black ink is not working i replaced the cartridge and it still doesn't work

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You can use the kodak interactive site to fix this issue, just follow the steps there to take care of this problem
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I have exactly the same problem...any solution yet...and yes the protective cover has been taken off.

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