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Epson Stylus 1520 won't print black

B&W cartridge won't print black ink. Using new cartridge. Old one won't work either. Goes through the motions but nothing comes out.

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  • rcrider107 Oct 01, 2009

    I didn't recall seeing any white tape...just removed the yellow tape saying "pull/tirez" with the espon illustrations. Also the cartridge is an epson cartridge.

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When you replace a cartrige make sure you take off only the yellow tape .. if you take off the white tape also then the cart wont work anymore .. careful about using off brand ink .. i used the cheep stuff for about a year before they changed the formula without telling me .. it clogged the heads completely .. .. nice wide format printer .. hope you get it working ..

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If you have carried out 4 to 5 head cleans, waited about 8 hours and done another 3 or head cleans doing nozzle checks after each clean (as recommended by the manual) and there is still no improvement then you will need a third party head cleaning solution such as this one:
http://websites.uk-plc.net/UK_Inkjet_Cartridges_PLUS/products/Print_Head_Cleaner.htm
Other makes & brands are available just google "inkjet head cleaning solution" Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 03, 2009

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