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My Canon Pixma MP830 All-In-One-Printer will not print black. I've realigned the heads, I've cleaned the nozzle several times, I replaced the ink wells and NOTHING. When I do a test print sheet I do get gray printing, which I wasn't getting before. I cannot however print any documents or anything else.

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If it has a separate blk cartridge then either the nozzles r totally jammed up with dry ink or the head ckt is defective.

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  • The colors are incorrect on the Nozzle Test.
  • A print head error is indicated on the unit.
  • The printer powers off when the print head is installed.
I hope it helps!!!

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