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Ricoh 3050n Gel Printer

I recently replaced all the cartridges for the first time. The colours work just fine but the black misses lines most of the time. I cleaned the cartridge with rubbing alcohol as recommended and it randomly improved and then got bad again. I bought another in cartridge and the first page printed beautifully and then the black ink didn't work at all. This is a newer printer and should work more than a few months.

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  • daybreakvill Jul 31, 2008

    Put in new cartridges and they do not print at all

  • MDerringer Nov 09, 2008

    It's a brand new printer. The color works but black does not. The first test page printed a few lines of black but then stopped and now I don't get any black ink at all.

  • senora220 Nov 22, 2008

    I purchased this product at a charity auction. Now I find that the refill cartriges are difficult to find and much too expensive to purchase regularly. Also, they cannot be refilled like HP, Canon, Lexmark, etc. I am considering just trashing this and purchasing a printer with more reasonable replacement cartridges. It's cost prohibitive for a high school teacher who must make "un monton de copias" on a regularly basis. Is there any way to refill these or find more reasonably priced cartridges.

    Thank you.

    A most unhappy Spanish teacher

  • Anonymous Dec 30, 2008

    I had the same problem and then I left my printer turned on all the time and it solved the problem.

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Don't turn printer OFF, keep it ON all the Time

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