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Black ink does not print even when new cartridge inserted

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The printhead is clogged. Some printers have the printheads as part of the ink cartridges. Others are separate. Try taking a swab with alcohol to the head area. If this does not work, try the print head cleaning several times. You may find it less expensive to replace the printer.

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Clean the print heads. Many HP systems have this as a feature to automatically perform the task.

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Black ink alone not printing


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It will not print in black ink even though I put a new black ink cartridge into the machine


Hello sir, good day, If you cannot print black ink on paper even with new cartridge on the machine, the cradle is dirty, the thing that holds your ink cartridge.

The ink flow is from the cartridge to the cradle then to paper, check the cradle, for proper cleaning.

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It sounds like the actual ink sensor has failed. You can check if it has a print head cleaning routine in the software on the computer. Most likely the actual ink sensor has died though, I've seen this many times. Call Brother to confirm, or maybe if it's still under any kind of warranty: 877-276-8437

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Continually says align print cartridges


My guess is that the color cartridge is either defective or not inserted correctly. I have a 6110 and know that inserting a print cartridge is a little tricky. If it isn't completely inserted and the top latch fastened correctly, the cartridge either won't work or produce errors.

Try reseating the color cartridge so it's inserted in exactly the same way as the black cartridge and run a print job again.

Open the following web page and go to Step three to see the instructions for cleaning the electronic contacts on the cartridge and print carriage.

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Those seem the most likely causes and solutions to me. Good luck.

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New Cartridge error message


Follow the steps below to remove and replace the empty ink cartridge.
  1. Turn the printer on.
  2. Open the ink cartridge door. Figure 1: Opening the ink cartridge door c00819080.gif
  3. Squeeze the gray tab below an ink cartridge slot to release the gray latch and then lift the latch. Figure 2: Lifting the latch c00819081.gif 1 - Ink cartridge latch for the black ink cartridge 2 - Ink cartridge latches for the color ink cartridges
    NOTE: Theink cartridge areas are color-coded for easy reference. From left toright, the ink cartridges are black, yellow, light cyan, cyan, lightmagenta, and magenta.
  4. Pull the ink cartridge toward you out of it's slot to remove it. Figure 3: Removing an ink cartridge c00819082.gif
  5. Remove the new ink cartridge from the packaging.
  6. Hold the ink cartridge by the handle and then slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot.
    NOTE: Makesure that the ink cartridge is inserted into the slot that has the sameshaped icon and color as the ink cartridge. The copper-colored contactsshould be facing the printer as the ink cartridge is inserted. Figure 4: Inserting an ink cartridge c00819083.gif
  7. Press down on the gray latch until it clicks into place. Figure 5: Closing the gray latch c00819084.gif
  8. Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each ink cartridge that needs to be replaced.
    NOTE: All six cartridges must be installed. The printer will not work if an ink cartridge is missing.
  9. Close the ink cartridge door.

after Doing this all Follow the next step :-

Please Try This, I am sure it is going to workout.


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  • Connect the power cord to the back of the unit.
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Prints without any errors but no ink on the paper.


if you have new print head assembly and cartridges, and waited for flow, and the printer is MECHANICALLY sound (not dropped or G-force damaged), then all that is left is improper cartridge installation. You may not have the cartridges fully inserted/, or maybe they are not PROPERLY inserted. Look for a snap when in place (and no wiggle). I suspect this is your problem, because one symptom you mention, ink accumulation INSIDE the head/cartridge cradle, is VERY rare -unless the cartridge is inserted improperly. The cartridges/head assemblies have VERY good seals to prevent leakage. Unless the o-rings/seals are damaged, leakage outside the seal just does not happen at all, normally.

*New head/cartridge installs can take several hours -sometimes even a day in cold weather, for small iP90-like printers to saturate the heads -and print.

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Use of black ink


My husband answered this for me- it takes different colors to make black, therefore it uses some of the color ink

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