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My black ink will not print out. I use the LC-51 series ink.

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  • 34bosslady Jan 14, 2009

    When the ink cartridge is put in, it automatically cleans the printhead.

  • 34bosslady Jan 15, 2009

    Yes for the other colors, but the black is not showing up at all :-(

  • jodelinyes May 11, 2009

    My printer cleans everytime I send something to print. This is wasting my very expensive ink. Please e-mail me a solution a jodelinyes@yahoo.com. Thanks

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  • Thomas F. Schneider Jan 15, 2009

    and when it automatically cleaned the ink head did the ink come out evenly  ?

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