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My printer which up until now has worked like a charm has suddenly decided to stop printing anything that is black. I thought maybe it was the ink drive so I went and bought a brand new black ink cartridge thinking that may have solved it, and well it did not. Now I'm completely stumped as to what to do and really need to have my printer back up and running ASAP!

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Can you give me the brand and model of your printer? Also try taking out the black cartridge and blow a canned air or blower the part of the printer' printhead or the nozzle for the black cartridge. Chances are, the path where the black ink comes out might be clogged.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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