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Printer will not print black.

My all in one will not print in black. also saus that I am low on Magenta. I replace an almost full black cartrige(expensive)...still didn't work. Replace the magenta (which was not empty. Printer is still telling me that it is near empty magenta. I cleaned the printer..still empty magenta...turned off printer. still empty magenta....Help!

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Re: Printer will not print black.

Try removing the magenta completely and shut the lid then open again then insert the new magenta and see if the ink device level on the PC shows full. Sounds like the system needs resetting. Alternatively change the magenta and power on and off the printer and see if this resets it.

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