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R200 Stopped printing black only

I have the Epson R200 and just the other day it stopped printing black.. The color prints fine, but nothing black will print.. I have changed the cartridges out 3 times with new ones AND I have done everything under head cleaning that the system allowed me to do and it will still not work.. I do not have the money to send this to a printer repair person that will probably just take my money to tell me they cant fix it.. This printer is less than a year old.. what can I do?? Please help.

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Re: R200 Stopped printing black only

"This printer is less than a year old." Well it is under warranty... have it checked from its vendor, I am sure that it is free. Unless they have a 6-month warranty on you.

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