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Black ink not printing

I changed all my cartridges now I can't get my black to print anything. It was working fine before it ran out of ink

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I presume you changed the black cartridge. Did you get any error? Try wiping the face of the cartridge with a damp cloth. Sometimes the ink dries up and the jets can't work.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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