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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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Re: Printer will not print black, but will not let me...

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:

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:

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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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Re: Printer will not print black, but will not let me...

The Epson FAQ lists several techniques for resolving this problem. There is also an animation on how to replace the ink cartridges.

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