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WON'T PRINT BLACK

HAVE REPLACED CARTRIDGES HAVE GONE THROUGH CLEANING MODES

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Are you using a Canon factory new cartridge?

If you are using a refilled or third part cartridge, that is most likley your failure.

Canon does not support or warrant the use of these types of products on their equipment.

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Check your printer settings it may be set to print color only hence the non black print capability

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It worked ok before your replaced the colour cartridges.
Your replaced only the colours and now it does not.
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