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Non printing of black

Have carried out cleaning instructions more than four times and am still unable to get black to print I have used only genuine Brother or Tesco's recommended substitute.  I have just refilled with genuine Brother cartridges.  Still no joy.   HELPLESS

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Head blocked damaged, no fix for heads, replacement of head is fix, too expensive if not under warranty, use only brother inks. Dealer can perforn a powerpurge or you can hunt for code on web but it don't ussally fix

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