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Black does not work after multiple head cleanings

My black nozzel check does not improve after I have cleaned the head several times. The color is fine, but I've run the head cleaning so many times I'm low on ink.

When I print a Word document I get now black text at all. When I B&W scan I get faint and broken black results.

Color works fine on printing or scanning documents.

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  • Anonymous Jan 18, 2009

    i have the same problem. Epson doesnt help there must be a way to clean it or something.



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It sounds like the black nozzle is clogged. I am not sure if that is a part that is end user serviceable. Best bet would be to call Epson and see if it is something you could repair or if they need to have you send the unit to them. Sorry.

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