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Re: BLACK no longer printing
Check if cartridge is in good position by reinserting. Do use a new original brother ink cartridge for that!!!
Press menu then start mono (blue button). Then arrow-up button fourtimes.
Machine will be in maintenance modus.
press 7 then 6 : display will be cleaning_all.
Press 3: power_p all.
Press start mono.
Machine starts power cleaning.
After cleaning when maintanance is in display again press 0 (zero) then 9. machine prints test sheet. If its ok press 9 then 9 to leave the maintenance modus. If not do procedur mentioned above. If you dont see any bk the printhead has dryed out and cant be fixed anymore.
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Make sure you have run a cleaning cycle before spending money replacing anything. Sometimes the print heads will get a little dry and a color or multiple colors will stop printing. Have you replaced the black cartridge recently? Make sure you have pulled all the tape off correctly. There is an air hole that needs to be opened usually under the tape that will prevent the ink from flowing out of the cartridge. Let us know what your results are after checking the cartridge and running a cleaning.
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Welcome to Fixya.
What you want to do to get your printer working again is to clean the ink heads using the maintenance program that came with your printer.
You may clean both the colour and the black ink cartridges. You may need to do this a few times, print a test page between each cleaning cycle. This will get the ink to flow through the printer system. Also leave the printer on for a while so the ink can settle. Ensure that you use original ink cartridges from Kodak as generic cartridges give endless problems.
Make sure they are compatible with your make of printer.
You might be able to use a q-tip with alcohol or acetone to loosen and clean residual ink from the inside and bottom of the black printer cartridge tray--I've even had to use compressed air after loosening the junk after my HP sat for a year. Btw, I'm sure you know this, but the contact pads need to be clean and free of factory tape. I hope this helps.
Hi maryryherd - yes the C64 is in the list - don't know why you couldn't see it.
The inkjet colour system can be quite confusing. The colours in the cartridges are cyan, magenta and yellow, plus black. Other colours require a mixture of these basic ones. For example, to produce "red" requires a mixture of magenta and yellow. Your problem sounds like you are getting insufficient yellow, and maybe insufficient black.
Have you tried a cleaning cycle? If not, try one (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select head clean). Now run a nozzle check (right click the little printer icon in the bottom right corner of the screen and select nozzle check). Are all the 3 colour bands plus black printed OK. If not, try up to three cleaning cycles. If ink is now flowing pretty well, but not yet perfectly, don't carry out any more cleaning cycles. Just leave the printer for 24 hours (to allow any air in the print head to disperse). Then repeat the cleaning cycle/wait process. It may take a while to restore a perfect nozzle check print. If these actions produce no positive results, report back with a new comment.
Try cleaning the nozzles of your printer. If it sat unused for awhile, some of the ink may have dried and clogged the nozzles.To clean your inkjet nozzles, open your printer's Properties screen and look for a tab labeled Maintenance, Services, or something similar. If you can't find it, look under Printer Preferences on the General tab. It may take a few times of cycling through the cleaning process to get them unclogged. Check the progress after each cycle by printing a test page.