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The black ink comes out spotty while the colors are ok

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Hi there,

I request try to follow the following steps:
1. Turn off the printer while holding down the 'Cancel' & 'Of' buttons on
printer till it shuts down.
2. After couple of times, you may get couple of bubbles out of black
tube.
3. This should fix the issue

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Anirban Mazumdar
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Your Black ink nozzles need to be cleaned and or serviced. If you have already used the Deep Cleaning solution and this is still an issue, try a new cartridge. If this does not resolve the issue you need to have the unit professionally cleaned and serviced. I believe Best Buy offers this service.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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