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Printer will not print in black

My HP C4480, recently purchased, will not print using black ink. It has a full cartridge, but when printing the page is blank.

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  • Hagger_p Dec 20, 2008

    My brand new c4480 also will not print in black.  It has a full cartridge.

  • patricia1404 Dec 23, 2008

    My printer is a few months old, but the first time I went to replace the black cartridge, it won't print in black. All the tests are fine for color, but not for black. We put the old, dying cartridge back in the machine, and it printed in black without any problems. 


    FYI, the replacement cartridge came with the printer--it is direct from HP. 

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I will try to help but when you installed the printer and the cartridges, did you remove meaning completely remove the tape on the printed circuit and nozzles of the cartridge? Did you remove all the tapes on the machine? It's not likely that the cartridge is defective when it is that new. Hope this helps.

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