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Printer wont print

The printer will not print at all. The ink cartridges appear full (the light is not on) I changed the black because that is all I ever print in. The jobs get sent and the paper comes out blank. I ran the head cleaning numerous times and though the color is light it does print the test lines ok. Please help!

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Re: Printer wont print

On some of these inkjets, if the color cartridge is out or dried up from little use, they will not print using just the black cartridge.

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