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HP L7780 all-in-one fails alignment test and will not print in black. I have done all the resets, put in new print heads and new cartridges (including a new black cartridge) and spent about 5 hours on the phone with HP. Nothing works. The printer prints its self test just fine...but in Magenta...no black, even though it is set to print all text in black.

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You must replace both cartridges with new ones to complete the alignment.

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