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The black ink print is very very faint

Printer works well - but the black ink is pale gray. I have replaced ink cartridge and cleaned heads but nothing works. Would a new print head fix this maybe?

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    Daryn Horn May 11, 2010

    Have you double checked in your setting of the printer to make sure '' grey scale '' hasn't been selected ?Another question worth asking is are you using manufacturers cartridge or after market ?

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Indicates that the printer is using only color ink to create a black color. Check printer settings to see if you can set it to use only black cartridge. Also try printing with only the black cartridge inside if the printer permits, this way you can be sure if the black print head is faulty.

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Right-click the printer icon, and then select 'Properties'.
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3. Select 'All Colors', 'Black' or 'Color' for the print head to be cleaned.

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  3. If the orange tape is as shown in Figure (2), remove the remaining tape to the level shown in Figure (1).

  4. Make sure each ink tank is snapped into the printer.

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