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Printer will not print black, but will not let me replace black cartridge

Although the printer window on my PC indicates that there still is a little black ink left in the cartridge, noting black prints (however, color does). However, the printer will not let me insert a new black ink cartridge. Every time I hold down the replace ink button, the black and color cartridges move to the left of the printer, but do not stay there long enough for me to replace the cartridge. Any solutions? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    I currently also have the problem of my black ink cartridge being nearly full but the printer has suddenly stopped printing black. The carriage to change the ink will also not move far enough to the left in order to change the cartridge (although it does have ink in).

    I have also had the problem of being unable to change an empty cartridge
    several times. The carriage will not move to the end of the printer to
    allow me to change it. It will randomly move when I re-attempt some days or weeks later.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    I have tried the solutions offered but they do not correct the problem. Any other ideas anyone?

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Have inserted new black ink cartridge

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Had the same problem but this worked for me. To force a cartridge change, press and hold down the PAPER FEED button for at least 5 seconds as suggested here:

http://esupport.epson-europe.com/ViewArticle.aspx?lng=en-GB&kbid=313630&data=qBjAbS6NcI3fNMgp8+fHGGs5vImpFwyM

I then changed the black cartridge, even though I hadn't used much ink from the old cartridge and the computer was showing it as three quarters full.

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FYI, this topic is also being discussed here: http://www.fixya.com/support/t131100-brand_new_printer

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After two pages were printed on this bland new printer, I could not print anything else. A brand new printer, gives me only two printed document sheets? That does not make sense. Can you explain?

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  • Hedy Teitelbaum Jan 20, 2007

    After two pages were printed on this bland new printer, I could not print anything else. A brand new printer, gives me only two printed document sheets? That does not make sense. Can you explain?

    Where is the solution?

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The Epson FAQ lists several techniques for resolving this problem. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&oid=14374&infoType=Overview There is also an animation on how to replace the ink cartridges. http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/support/supDetail.jsp?BV_UseBVCookie=yes&infoType=HowTo&oid=14374&prodoid=11473

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