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The ink that was replaced didn't work

Black ink was replaced but it did not work. The printer is working but there is no black ink that is seen on the paper

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I assume you have removed the plastic cover from the new ink cartridge.

New Ink cartride should work immediatly if it doesn't I would say that the ink cartridge has dried out. Ink cartridges that stand for a long time even when completly closed has the tendency to dry.

Messing with the Ink is a constant battle, thats way I moved to simple only black laser printer . laser printer today are that expensive and if you print in black only or even most of the time consider moving to laser printer.

hope it helps .

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Hi....take it to a tech to check about the system control chip... the control chip would have gone bad... and they will replace u with a new chip..
or else Try manually moving the head carriage back and forth a few times!
Also check, if there isn't some piece of paper lodged inside, if yes try to remove it carefully!..

these are the possible solutions u can try out...
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