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Dell A920 Printing Problem

Have changed the black ink cartridge twice but still only prints in colour & a letter in black prints out in blank. Does anyone have any ideas?

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  • Alasdair53 Feb 17, 2008

    Many thanks . Both replacement cartridges faulty hence the problem.

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    Cleaned print heads. Cleaned contacts. tried printing heavy black graphics to flush cartridge but still very poor quality (if any) black print out.

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You should check:

1. Did you insert correct the cartridge in the holder?
2. Check if the contacts are clean in the cartridge holder, maybe something is ther and the needle-type contacts from the printer does not push right on the cartridge contacts.

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