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New black ink cartridge won't print.

I've just replaced the black ink cartridege but it won't print anything in black. Coloured one still working fine.

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Clean the contacts with rubbing alchol. The contacts in the printer as well as on the cartridge. If that doesn't fix it contact the cartridge manufacturer and they should replace it.

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

  • Trevor Marsh Feb 08, 2010

    Clean the contacts with rubbing alchol. The contacts in the printer as well as on the cartridge. If that doesn't fix it contact the cartridge manufacturer and they should replace it.

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