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Black ink won't print

I used the online help, wound up ordering the printhead, under warranty, with 2-5 delivery days promised. Later, I got an email saying they are back-ordered, no promised time now. Not what I'd like, since we use printer for home business forms. Maybe we can use deep purple for a bit.

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No, black ink cartridges are used by the printer for documents. purple is not a solution. ur printhead has gone bad so it wont detect ink cartridges or will give u poor image quality wait for new printhead,it will arrive any day at ur place through ups. once installed u will be able to get lovely prints from ur printer again. :-)

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