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Black ink not printing

Having the same problem as the postings below. Were there ever any solutions posted? posted by l337killa07 on Nov 27, 2007 Report abuse

I have been using this Epson Style Color 880 Inkjet for at least a year now, with absolutely no problems. Very easy to install, INCREDIBLY fast print speed, no complaints at all. I normally only print in black, and every so often in color. Just a week or so ago, I printed a 6-page paper for college. Less than 3 days later, my black will not print at all. I can't print any of my homework or papers or review sheets, and its killing me having to pay $.20/page at my college.

I've tried NUMEROUS times to do the head cleaning/nozzle checks, to no avail. My ink is full and has just been refilled, so it shouldn't be an issue of low ink. As of 10 minutes ago, I just re-installed my printer and the Windows Logo on the test page printed fine (in color), but none of the info printed. Before I installed, the best progress I got was the test page not printing the color logo and barely printing the black text..the text being very faded and cutoff.

I can provide further information and any answer to questions in any response I may get.

Thanks in advance for ANY help, I will really appreciate it.
Post Solution Work Queue Have the same problem? X This Problem has been added to the Share Your Expertise Page under "My Work Queue". OK 2 Other Users Have The Same Problem Comment by todddaniel, posted on Jan 06, 2008 Ditto - everything looks ok but the printer will not print black. PLease let us know if you have any suggestions.
Comment by ghoti, posted on Dec 04, 2007 same symptoms, same attempts to corect, same reults. I am in touch with theEpson knowledge base but no answers

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Same problem here. Have also tried the nozzle checks etc etc. Nothing seems to correct this problem

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Same problem here too

  • ism66 May 11, 2008

    Black doesn't print. This has happened several times. It has new cartridge and says there is plenty of ink. I have cleaned it twenty times. I love this printer and couldn't ask for a better one but........... this has happened before. Why are there so may people with this problem and no solution offered? Get with it Epson ! ! ! ! !

  • Kidbonz May 16, 2008

    Having exactly the same problem

  • anonymous97 May 27, 2008

    color prints OK;

    replaced black ink cartridge and still no printing with black ink

  • valicetra Aug 19, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, but the color ink wont print. I ran the tests and diagnostics, cleaned the printer heads, even realigned them ,re-installed the printer, updated drivers, completely dismantles and cleaned the entire printer, changed cartridges, checked cable connections, checked the flow of the cartages and the heads for flow, said please, and then hit it a few times, all to no avail.

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Same problem. Will print web pages in color, diagnostics work, but will only print photos in black.

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