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Black ink Hi I have been printing fine with the r200 but the black ink has suddenly stopped completely. I have cleaned the heads put in new cartages and still nothing. The other colures are fine!!! Just the black.

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Re: black ink

I had a similar problem with the r320 epson
I found that it had blocked.

this works well to clear the head
1 switch on the printer with the cover open
2 as the cartridge head moves away from its docked position pull the mains plug.
3it is then possible to slide the head to the left .
4 there is a square of flet on the right the head would normally be over, add a squirt of mr muscle bathroom cleaner on the pad ( main off)
5plug the printer back in and the head will return the the docked position.
6 leave for and hour or 6 then try to print

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Usage of compatible ink and leave the printer idle too long may cause printhead clogging
What should you do if you get this problem. Relax; you may recover the printhead by unclogging it. Follow these steps to unclog the printhead

1. Right click in the printer driver name
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But after you done this prime the printer so it gets the inks back in the heads, it may take a little time for the inks to work.

here is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.
Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
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