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Blk won't print

When I print in black ink the words are very faint & the bottom 1/4 of the letters are cut off. ( I have changed the black cartridge a few times thinking that it might be the cartridge but nothing changes). Color pages print beautifully. have also cleaned many many times

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Do you use generic carts? It could be that the generic ink has clogged the filter in side the printhead.
Do run the machine with original ink carts and try the following:
Press menu then start mono then four times arrow-up. machine will be in maintanance mode. press 7 then 6 then 3. Press start mono. Machine will do a power purge. Press 0 then 9 machine prints test sheet. You might do the power purge a 2nd time. Leave the maintanance mode by pressing 9 then 9.
If you do not have more black blocks the printhead is clogged and cant be fixed anymore!

Posted on Nov 02, 2007

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