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2nd black cartridge installed only prints when first switched on

Our group bought one of these printers to use on a Saturday. It is about six months old and I have just changed the cartridges for the first time. It not taken out of cupboard every Saturday. Before I replaced the cartridges the black was not printing properly. Since both cartridges were replaced the black cartridge will only it will only work immediately after being switched on. This presumably is because the print head has been charged up. When the printer is left for a few minutes the next page that is printed is streaky. By the time the 4th page is being printed it is virtually blank unless it has a colour image because there is no problem with the colour cartridge. Last week I printed about 50 sheets then left it alone for a little while. The poor quality printing when I came back to it left me very frustrated.
Susan

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