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My HP 8050 printer won't print black ink.

My HP 8050 won't printn in black ink even after placing an new black cartridge in. What can I do to get this to work?

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  • marlenebaier Feb 05, 2009

    I told you that I replaced it with a new one. What kind of answer is that? Obviously someone who doesn't know a computer from a calculator.

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Replace all ink cartridges.

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    Leroy Elliott Feb 05, 2009

    RTFM answer pg ID 10T

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    Leroy Elliott Feb 05, 2009

    RTFM answer pg ID 10T

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