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Cartridge clip broken for black ink

This probelm was listed a few days ago and wonder if that person found a solution. The exact thing has happened to my printer and I cannot print black ink. Help! A940 all in one printer also. ruthiep

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  • Ruth Parker May 21, 2007

    After hours spent by myself and a friend trying to fix the printer, I gve up and bought a new Dell printer!

  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    My Black and Color cartridge clips came off, but are not broken. I'm just having trouble figuring out how to reinsert them properly.



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It will have to be a Do it your self fix - there are no ports for these things Glue the parts together may be - make one from anything that will do the job- or buy the next printer.

Posted on May 18, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash May 21, 2007

    Ho Hum - Well you have a nice time now taking the old one to pieces and but in a box someplace safe,
    you never know- one day................



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Sorry I was out of town today for a doctor's appointment in the big city.

We can figure this out and get you fixed if you are willing to work through this with me.

First, I need to know just a few things.

Lets start with how your printer is connected to your computer. Is this connected using a USB cable? Forgive me, but I'm not sure what your level of knowledge is so I don't me to patronize you. A USB cable is small and round. A paralelle cable is much thinker and round and connects to the pinkish red port on your computer whereas the USB inserts into a thin rectangular plug.

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