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IP90 stopped printing black

Just installed new black ink cartridge and printer will not print in black - color only - cleaned the area where cartridge goes in with alcohol and re-installed - no difference - very frustrating - tried two brand new cartridges and neither will print - please help

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    Same EXACT problem.



    John 12-27-08

  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    i have the same problem, tried 2 new black cartridges

  • Anonymous Jan 10, 2009

    Same problem No black ink



  • emismykid Jan 31, 2009

    Same problem - changed print head, but still no black ink!

    Tried "deep cleaning" several times to no avail. Is there anything else to try???

  • BHLH Mar 03, 2009

    I cannot print in black ink either. Ink levels are fine. It only prints out in red ink. I can however print out a picture in black ink. Just not text.

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I switched to composite black, then back to all black. After composite black printed out, then all black was ok. It was a software problem, not a hardware problem. Try this first! Mike from Burlingame

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If ink is ok than have to change print head for black cartridge

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