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No Black Printing

Will not print with the PGI-5BK black cartridge.
We kept using printer for general colour printing etc, that was OK.
But even though I've replaced the black ink cartridge,(once with compatible cartridge & once with a normal one) there is nothing printing in black. 
I have used all the cleaning tools etc on the machine....still nothing.
Can you help?

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Re: No Black Printing

Run a nozzle check and other mainteance. it worked for me

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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Re: No Black Printing

You probably need a new print head.

Do a search for part # QY6-0059-000

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