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Black cartridge printing very light!

Hello, kodak5300 printer. tried new cart., cleaning heads,and calib. color cart. works fine. very faint printing with black cart. inserted cart. numerous times.
can't be
time for a new printer already! ANY OTHER IDEAS ?
thanks ! mike

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    i have the 5300 black print very faint with lines in it

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I think its time to change the cartridge.

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