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Changed the black ink and while it's seems like the document is printing, no ink appears on paper.

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  • Anonymous Feb 13, 2009

    I changed the black ink cartridge and the printer prints but I get a blank page.

  • paulywarly Feb 21, 2009

    black ink wont print,printer not been used for a year.I changed cartridges cleaned the heads using the printers program, then took out the printer head / cartridge holder rinsed in warm water ,still no joy,only the the colour works.

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This was Rob's response to a similar problem which I had. changed the black ink and - d0c4ec0.jpg robmcd27
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The black ink is not the problem, it's the nozzle. The nozzle for the black ink head is clogged with dried up ink. If it were mine, I would remove the print head and use a q-tip dipped in alcholol to clean the nozzle. Let the alcohol dry and put it back together and run another auto print head cleaning.
You're probably going to have to do it a few times. It's going to depend on how bad the clog is. This will fix you...just be patient. Remember that ink has been dried on several months. Don't forget to rate my help. Thanks for coming to FixYa.com

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Re check the cartridge.compare the weight of new one to old

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