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Unable to print Black


I have been using this printer for about a year and it's really good but it true style come the time when it is important it has decided it does not want to print black. Have done several cleaning sessions on it and still not wanting to print any ideas would be great as cannot afford to get a new one.

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    carlnewboult Jan 11, 2008

    Thanks for your help on this unfortunatly I did use cheap ink with this printer and now I have paid the price. Still managed to get a HP PSC 1110 for a tenner off ebay and it works fine do you have any views on this printer ?



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Do you use generic ink? If yes it can be that the bk channel within the print head is clogged due to wrong ink consistence.

What you can try is this:
1. Make sure that the cart is placed well and the hook secures the cart.

2. press menu then start bk copy then fourtimes arrow-up. machine will be in maintenance mode. press 7 then 6 then 4 then start bk copy. machine will refresh ink in tubes and ph and run some special cleaning procedure. when finished press 7 then 6 then 3 then start bk copy. machine will run a power purge. leave maintenance mode afterwards by pressing 9 then 9. run a test print. if you still cant see bk the ph is clogged and cant be fixed anymore!

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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    Mix-it-up Jan 11, 2008

    No. I dont have any experience with HP. You can take a look at
    Moe, the webmaster, and other folks there are very common with HP.



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