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Will not print with black ink

I replaced HP 98 with a remanufactured cartridge and it will not print with black ink. It will print in other colors. Also will not align?

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How old is the printer, has it not been on in a certain period of time, if so the ink has hardend on the conductor.

buy new ink, it might help

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