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My C5180 all in one prints great except that it will not print BLACK there is ink in the cartridge it is a HP cartridge all the other colours are ok just the BLACK Help!!

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You need to switch the print mode to black and colorm click start then printers and faxes. Right click your printer and click preferences. In the settings not to sure the exact tab. You. Notice 2 icons for you ink tank black and color select the 2 of them with the check box. And set the mode to black and color.

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