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My Brother Printer (model MFC-290c) and ink

My Brother Printer (model MFC-290c) is having trouble printing, but only the black ink. I thought intially it was just low on ink, so I changed the cartridge. However it is still not printing black ink. It prints all other colors, just not black. I triple checked to make sure all the plastic pieces were off (they are), and I just can't get it to work. It goes through all the motions (prints out the paper and makes the sounds like it is putting ink onto the paper) but all I'm getting is blank pages of paper.

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    show me where the ink cartridge goes for Brother LC61 Model MFC295CN

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On your printer take a look on the "ink management button"press it then look for cleaning using the arrows up and down then press ok or set or what ever the command the printer will display just try to perform head cleaning.try for several times lets say 4x don't clean too much it might ruin all other color if it has no changes try to bring it to a service center,they can soak it to a chemical solution,the head is clog.

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My printer keeps telling me to reinstall the ink into the computer and it would not print no matter what I try to do

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