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Epson Stylus C84

My Epson Stylus C84 printer prints all colors but black, despite a black cartridge that is 75% new. (It's a refilled [by a company] cartridge which worked well for a bit, then stopped). Could it be the chip? Is there a way to clean the contacts? or could it be the ink's clogged up where it leaves the cartridge? And if so, is there a way to clean it? Appreciate any advice.
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    I just placed a brand new black ink cartridge in my printer and it still won't print. I cleaned the print heads...the cyan and magenta show up but no black or yellow. Any ideas? Thanks!

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Sorry but It uses Durabrite ink which tends to turn into hard gel if not printed at least once a week. Its less painful and expensive to just throw the printer out and buy a new one. I recommend the canon PIXMA ip3500. It lets you remove the printhead for cleaning unlike the Epson. If you want to try your luck at unclogging the printer heres a link to a unclogging kit but be warned that results are not guaranteed!

http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/kits/Epson/K89

The durabrite inks that EPSON invented is brilliant when you print pictures but it tends to harden very easily

Thanks for reading!

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