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Replaced Original Black Ink Cartridge but still bad low ink prints and low ink indicator lit.

I have just replaced a PG40 new black cartridge to my MP160 but the ink indicator still shows low. Worst still, the prints come out as if they are still old cartridges. Bad prints with misprints lines. The other new color cartridge PG41 was also replaced but this is OK. Indicators not lit and prints came out good. What is the problem, please?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    ink is now showing low but the pages have been completely white

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    replaced Black ink cartridge still no black

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    Troy Staley Jan 13, 2018

    printhead is partially plugged. remove it from the printer and rinse it out in the sink with hot water. when it unplugs you will get a gush of ink of the color for a second. dry it off or try blowing some compressed air thru it after the sink. get it dry and put it back in. put in good inks. make sure the pad is charged well with ink by shaking it to make it drip when you shake it. replace in the printer. let it run it's charging and see if it prints. if not good printing, repeat. take the printhead and let it sit in hot wateer for a while. it is only hardware and will not be damaged by water since electricity is not going thru it when it is out of the printer. flush till you get the ink out and replace after drying. even heads that have sat for a long time can be gotten to work again like this. I have done this with literally thousands of heads. as i am a printer tech.

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Sounds like the print head is dirty take some rubbing alcohol and qtip and clean the print head.

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