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Full black ink cartridge - but says there is no black ink

We have installed a new black ink cartridge and it worked for a while until my grandbaby put 2 Barbie doll shoes down in the cartridge area. After removing the shoes - which really didn't seem to be jamming anything, our black ink will not come out. It comes out if I run an alignment page, but not when just printing. Any suggestions? we like this printer but now it only prints in like a reddish/orange color even though our black ink is full. Thanks for any help you can give me!

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    i just installed both new ink cartridges and the low ink light still flashes. How do I eliminate this light from flashing

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To run a nozzle clean, perform the following steps:

  1. Verify the All-In-One Printer 924 is powered on and connected to a computer.
  2. Verify that the paper support (input tray) has clean, plain white paper loaded.
  3. Press the Menu button.
  4. Press the Down button until Mode: Maintenance appears on the LCD screen.
  5. Press the Menu button.
    The Dell 924 Maintenance Menu appears on the LCD screen.
  6. Press the Down button until Clean Cartridges appears on the LCD screen.
  7. Press the Start button.
    The AIO 924 prints the cleaning page. This process cleans the ink cartridges and resolves many print quality issues.

Wicking the cartridges and cleaning the contacts on the back of the cartridge should be performed if the nozzle clean was performed and the quality was not satisfactory.
Wicking the Cartridge
  1. Ensure the printer is powered on.
  2. Lift the scanner unit.
  3. Open the cartridge latches and remove the cartridges from the carrier
  4. Take a clean, damp cloth and wipe the nozzle of the print cartridge from front to back

Cleaning the Contacts
  1. Turn the cartridge so that you are looking at the contacts on the back side of the cartridge
  2. Using a clean dry cloth, wipe the contacts in the direction, so that no dust or other contaminants are visible.
  3. Clean the contact inside the printer with the dry cloth used to clean the cartridge contacts.
  4. Replace the cartridges in the carrier and close the scanner unit.
  5. Print the document again.
  6. If the print quality does not improve, repeat the steps for cleaning the nozzles and contacts up to two more times as needed.
Verify the Ink Cartridges Are Installed in the Proper Slot
  1. Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.
  2. Read the label on the side of both cartridges to identify which is color and which is black.
  3. Install the black cartridge in the slot on the left and the color cartridge in the slot on the right
  4. Close the ink cartridge lids and make sure they lock in place.
I hope it helps!!!


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