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Epson cx8400 Black Ink Cartridge doesn't work on Printing

I just change my black ink cartridge on the Epson CX 8400 and I can't print anything using black.

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  • Hollar Jan 02, 2009

    Same exact problem. Black ink will not print other ink will

  • spurz Jan 24, 2009

    I changed my black ink cartridge and now cannot print anything. Di have to change ALL my cartridges?

  • karinechris Jan 24, 2009

    Same problem. Changed the cartridge, cleaned the nozzles, no improvement.
    Every other color works.

  • tsinskey Feb 23, 2009

    yep.... same damn prob. here my printer only prints in color, the black ink WILL NOT WORK!!!

  • siddharth kanojia
    siddharth kanojia Mar 01, 2009

    All my cartiges were empty, I installed a new black ink cartrige and the printer will not print even in black-ink-only mode.

  • shokoralatte Mar 08, 2009

    mine is with the red. all my pictures come out blue, green and yellow, and have put in new red cartriges

  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    I have a Dell Photo all in one printer 926 everytime I try to print something everything prints but what's in black, my ink isn't empty so I know I don't need a new cartridge, I've tried re-installing the printer and it still doesn't work!! I don't know what else to do please help!

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Just bought brand new Ink, Epson brand and will print all colors except black. I have taken it out and put it back in to recharge and no help and I've cleaned the nozzles and done all the repair. Why can't anything in the world work when you buy it?

  • Anonymous Apr 14, 2009

    Same problem, black ink will not print.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Same story, new black cartridge, but won't print anything black.

  • WolfgangHendrix
    WolfgangHendrix Apr 22, 2012

    I'm having the same problem with the Epson Stylus CX8400 . All colors work.
    The ink tests state that all ink levels are at max.

    Only thing is that the black ink is about a year old. The colors were just replaced.

    I thought the black ink may have dried up, so I pushed it in with a bobby pin and it pushed into something and ink came out. So I know the ink is flowing.


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I put alcohol in inside the printer, where you insert the ink cartruges then cleaned with paper towl and it works for me.....

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    mtnvoice Oct 26, 2012

    How did you put alcohol in inside the printer where you insert the ink cartridges? I put the alcohol on a qtip and then dried it and it still won't print the black ink. The ink is full in the cartridge but it is not going onto the paper.


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