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The printer won't print/just changed black cartridge

Just changed black cartridge (did not change color cartridge --never use it)
now printer goes into printing mode, etc., sounds as if it is printing, but nothing print s

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Uninstall the printer, reboot and reinstall using your printer software/driver cd.

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