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Printing in black only

I changed all my ink cartridges on my printer, and now only prints in black, please help

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Are you using genuine Epson ink? Is it under a year old/ If so you have a warranty repair. Make sure you peeled off the tape from inks. Run a cleaning cycle. If still no color, you may need printheads. Not worth repairing.

Posted on Aug 09, 2007

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no it cannot. Those multi-colored cartridge system requires that you put in every single color, AND ensure that they are not empty before they will print. Even if all you want is a black and white copy.

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Wweluvgolf, sometimes after you remove the protective tap from the ink cartridge, it leaves behind tape residual. Suggest you clean the ink cartridge's copper contacts with alcohol & cotton swabs. (No dripping alcohol). Do not clean the bottom of the ink cartridge. Also clean the copper contacts in the carriage. Allow all to dry. Reassemble & try printing a test page.
In the future keep your recipts when buying ink. From time to time you will buy a bad cartridge. With the recipt you'll be able to exchange it for another (free). Always store ink in it's upright posistion.

If this did not help please let me know & post the model number of the printer.

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