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Dell 946 printer will not print says alignment problem

Ink levels are good. will not print any black & white text

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  • reenbow Dec 16, 2008

    My print cartridges won't align either, I've tried the scan thing, no luck. I just installed new cartridges & wish I hadn't.

  • laffabulls Jan 05, 2009

    ink level are fine, but will not print black or blue, barely prints at all, clean print heads utility just prints yellow and red, print alignment utility prints nothing

  • Anonymous Jan 26, 2009

    Same exact problem

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SOURCE: Black Ink won't print properly (Dell AIO 966)

black cartriges bad

Posted on Mar 16, 2008


PABLOCSA
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SOURCE: Dell 946 printer

You need to set the size of your page on the printer preferences.
If you need more help you can see the manual of your printer here: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/prn946/en/index.htm

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

yooperbud
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SOURCE: Black ink cartridge is 2/3 full, but doesn't print

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud


Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: reset ink levels on dell 944

If you refilled the cartridges, you may want to try new Dell branded cartridges.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Dell Photo 944 won't print black and white

I had the same problem and just figured it out! On your control panel, choose printer and then Properties. Go to Printing Preferences and click on the Advanced tab. Under this tab is a button for More Options and then a section Complete-A-Print. I had to uncheck "use color cartridge for all black printing" and then check "use black cartridge to print in black and white." Then I had the option back to print in black and white. I have a Dell Photo 964 but I'm assuming the options should be the same. Hope this helps someone!

Posted on Jun 07, 2009

canontech
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SOURCE: Only prints black ink text; cartridges full and good.

Run head cleaning and deep head cleaning for few times. If it doesnt help, you can try to remove print head, and clean the nozzles with distiled water.
And after that also run few times head cleaning mode.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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