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I have just changed my black ink cartridge however still patchy

I have just changed my black ink cartridge. But is is still printing alittle patchy. Does the colour ink cartridge need replacing even though I am printing in balck and white? Tried cleaning twice!

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Typically you do not have to change the color cartridge when you replace the black cartridge.
As far as the spotty printing, it sounds like you have some clogged nozzles caused by the lower quality of ink in refilled or aftermarket cartridges. There cartridge inks may not be up to specification. This is especially true for the ultra fine printers.
To clear the problem you need to insert an OEM cartridge, run the deep nozzle cleaning utiliity at least twice followed by the alignment utility. This should clear up the problem with the spotty and washed out printout.
Let me know if this solves your problem otherwise we can explore other solutiions. For the record, which printer do you have?
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

Posted on Oct 07, 2009

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