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Only colours are printing no black, all inks just replaced newly replaced black ink does not print despite several cleaning

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Sounds like the black color lines (the "cables" between print head and cartridges) either have clogged ink in them, or air bubbles. Try the cleaning process found by pressing Ink Management and then Menu/Set twice. After the test print sheet is printed, answer the question(s) in the display and print up to five test prints by answering the questions.
It should solve the problem, but if it doesn't, you should perform a heavier duty purge found in the service mode.

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Oh Brother; sounds like a faulty main-board.

Unfortunitely these units are cheap and not cost effictive to repair; unless it's under warrantee ofcourse.

Posted on May 27, 2009

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