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There is every possibility that the nozzle is blocked. try usiong another black ink catrige to confirm what the problem might be

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I had same problem. I must have ran the clean cycle more than 30-50 times over a period of days. That never made any difference. I was about to toss the whole thing but figured I would try one more thing. If it didn't work I would be in no worse shape. Here is what I did.
Took an almost empty black cartridge and inject a lot of 100% Acetone to dilute ink. Left some black in it since I didn't want to think it was empty. Inserted this cartridge and ran the cleaning a few time. IT WORKED. I used my word processor program and filled a page with large bold font characters and printed a page or two. Each page cleared more nozzles. After doing this cleaning/printing a number of time, I put in the full good cartridge. Ran the cleaning a few time to eject any of the Acetone diluted ink. Ran the printed page a few time to remove more of the diluted ink.
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Print nozzles will be at bottom of cartridge...Make sure that u do not wet copper contacts ... first try using dry paper towel and check where ink comes and follow the procedure given below....

Cleaning procedure
  1. Remove the print cartridges.
  2. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
  3. Gently hold the cloth against the nozzles for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown below.
  4. Using another clean section of the cloth, gently hold the cloth against the contacts for about three seconds, and then wipe in the direction shown.
  5. With another clean section of the cloth, repeat steps 2 through 4 above.
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  10. Check the warranty and try to get replaced

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