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Just stopped printing black!

Black Ink cartridge has 50% content remaining and just faded to nothing. Read other posts here and on other forums. Purge tube appears to be working with bubbles travelling down it at a rate. Anyhow, if it were the purge tube at fault I think that this would affect all the colours??? wouldn't it??? For the moment I'll go get a head cleaning kit and a replacement cartridge. I'll post my results. But would appreciate any tips.

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Re: Just stopped printing black!

Hey Johnny, Your dead right. The purge tube would affect all the colours. If you are using refilled carts, try just changing the cart. Approx 10% of all refilled carts fail - so it is entirely possible you have hit on a bad one. If you are using the good stuff, I would suggest getting the cleaning kit and doing the manual clean to clear any blocked nozzles. What does the nozzle check pattern show? If there are a few lines visible, I would guess cleaning will sort it for you. Let us know how you get on...

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