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Colour is printing but not the black

When asked to print a word document the printer simulates the job but when the paper comes out nothing is printed. the printer does print coulour pictures. cartridges were replaced +- 2 months ago.

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  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2009

    same problem, same product.

    in my case, I just replaced the black cartridge and the SW recognizes it as full of ink. I already used the SW to clean the cartridge with no success.

  • mfg345 Jan 17, 2009

    Anybody know more about this issue, since I'm seeing the same thing. Replaced all print cartridges and still no black, even though other colors are fine. Tried realigning and cleaning with no luck. Prints the test page (butterfly) perfectly, but all other pages either come out blank or with just cmy. 

  • shotzeemarie Jan 22, 2009

    I don't have a solution either. I am getting time out errors when I try to print black.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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