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No color printing

Changed black in cartridge to new bland cartridge. All cartridges in properly and have ink. Printer stopped printing in color right after new cartridge was installed. Dell cartridge, not after market. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.

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Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent ink drying out and blocking the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages, then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer than replace the print head.

Posted on May 06, 2013

  • George May 09, 2013

    Hi Chris, Thank you for your assistance. It's not an inkjet it's a Laser Printer, the 5100cn.

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Just found this partial fix: "Try removing the color cartridge and try printing with the color cartridge out. If it gives you a message that the cartridge is missing, it will still allow you to print by clicking "continue". And from there, it will allow you to print black. I think it really is a problem with your color cartridge." From searching the net, this seems to be a major problem with no solution from Dell!

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SOURCE: Printer will not print with color cartridge in

go to dell AIO center

click maintain/troubleshoot on the top

under trouble aio problems - click ink levels

click maintenace tabs

and then clean print cartridges and align print cartridges. then try printing a test page.

if this does not work, remove the cartridges and install them again.

let me know how it goes

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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SOURCE: Black stopped printing out. Dell 922 all-in-one ink jet.

HI thanks for that and i will try it.

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SOURCE: my Dell AIO printer keeps blinking right ink cartridge incorrect.Exclamation light keeps blinking too.

Try going to the Dell site and searching for that printer model. Then see if you need to have both ink cartridges populated and filled with ink, to make it work.

You might also clean the contacts on the ink cartridges, to make sure the printer knows you have both cartridges in the printer, even though they're not both filled with ink.

It just might require both to be filled, before it will print for you.

See what Dell says.

Good luck.

-a.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: dell 926 photo printer will not print black ink.

I'm am having the exact same problem with a new Dell 926!

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