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Printer won't print in black

Hi, We have been having trouble with our BrotherMFC-215c in that it won't print in black only blue. I've tried re-installing software, throught it might be the print function from PC so tried a photocopy and it always prints in blue? Even the test print, prints blue in what should be the black area.
Help, I'm no computer wiz!

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Re: Printer won't print in black

This could be to several reasons:
1#  The black cart contains blue ink-> Change to a brand new cart.

2# The cart assy has a bottom that is a foil. Sometimes this foil leaks.
Ink will mingle: You need a new cart assy.

Run the cleaning cycle twice after inserting a brand new bk ink cart and print out a test print. If you still see blue instead of bk the assy is leaking.
BTW the bk is darker than blue (or better cyan). You must see bk! So it seems to be the prob with the right ink....

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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