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I replaced all cartridges and it wont print black

For some reason it wont print in black at all. i bought new cartridges nothing, i pressed clean over and over nothing, and i am so feed up i want to take it apart but dont know how? i rean test prints and every other color but black.. help me please

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  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Same problem here, it just wont print black

  • christof1 Jan 11, 2009

    Same problem here, the connection to the pc works fine, I have no error messages on the display, I replaced old cartridges with new genuine cartridges, and it recognizes that all cartridges are full, I also tried to realign and clean the cartridges several times but all I'm getting is blank pages with nothing being printed.

    Brother is really a bad brand. HP and Epson are the best, but they are all ripping you off with the price of their cartridges. They all give you a quick run around for your money and nothing after that. Bunch of crooks

  • solo_99o Apr 26, 2009

    my printer is only printing colors..no black...pls help me....solo_99o@yahoo.com

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IF YOU ARE USING REFILLS YOU HAVE DAMAGED THE PRINT HEAD,

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