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Unable to print using black printer cartridge

I was reently printing a document. On page 7 of the 13 page document the (black) printing no longer worked. Color printing is still fine. I've tried replacing the black printer cartridge with no improvement. I've also disconnected and reconnected all printer connections. Still no black printing. I'm stumped.

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Re: unable to print using black printer cartridge

Well, Yeah mine did the same thing!!

And I got soooo fusy! and etc. But yeah okay go to the manul script and look for the ink Number then once you find the ink number go and buy the ink that has the same number of ink as yours!


Once you get home replace it with the others.


Posted on Oct 14, 2007

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Please follow the steps below on how to print using black ink only on your Lexmark S305 printer:
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If you wish to set this as your default print setting, please follow steps below:
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