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The black does not print

I've refilled my black cartridge and colour cartridge i can reset both of them.the ink level still didnt show any change but iit is not a real problem for me because when i print, i can print the colour but not black....so i am having a problem with the black cartridge..furthermore, i can still print black whwn i am using colour cartridge.. i need the solution, pleaz...... do i ned to but the new black cartridge or whatever but please help me....

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  • Anonymous Dec 21, 2007

    I've tried wiping the printer nozzle heads with the cleaning solution and that didn't work, so I then soaked both cartridges in the solution for 4 hours and that still didn't help. Black and cyan are still not printing.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2008

    my printer will not print in color

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    Turns printer "ON" & color ink displayed. When I punch the "Black" color button the machine sounds as though it is stuck - prints in spirts and then a blank paper is fed through.

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2008

    Color ink light remains on & printing is in color. Black ink will not print after punching "Black" button.

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Hi.
I just fixed my problem after a month or so on and off.
The re-fill kit said to place a rubber bung (supplied) into the drilled hole. I assumed the bung was vented - but no. The colour cartridge re-filled fine and as this was the only difference I removed bung and taped over the hole making sure that the vent line was clear (you could also pinprick the tape).
It's all working now although I had to do a few test pages and cleaning to get the ink through.
Hope this helps
Keith

Posted on Dec 23, 2007

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Sounds like your black cartidge is either blocked or faulty.

1 st test: take the cartridge out & dab the print head on a facial tissue ie very soft. Do you see a straight black imprint of the jets area, it should be solid no ragged or missing sections.
If it looks good put it back in & do a nozzle check in the maintainance section. Hope this will test.
Let me know if it doesnt I will then go to plan B

Posted on Dec 07, 2007

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