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3e Black cartridge won't print

I've tried cleaning, deep cleaning, etc, with multiple nozzle checks. I am using a brand new cartridge and even tried a second new cartridge without success. The top band 3eBlack on the nozzle check pattern is now completely blank. The more I clean the worse it has become. The cartridges are all firmly seated in their print head slots. All inks are the correct ones for this printer. Any suggestions appreciated. Can the print head be cleaned manually without requiring the expertise of a service center - nearest is 75 miles away. Office is dead in the water unless I can get this working today. Only alternative is to purchase a new machine.

Black ink ran out while finishing a printing joy. I replaced it with a new 3e black cartridge. It would not print. I changed the 3e cartridge again. Same results. No printing. All aother colors work fine. I also cleaned the cartridge.

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  • ikeajunkie05 Apr 22, 2008

    same problem for me. All other cartridges work fine but the 3eblack is giving problems. Have run several cleaning and deep cleaning cycles to no avail. No pattern printed whatsoever. also tried taking out the tank and putting it back in , but no luck. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated.thanks

  • billm700 Jul 06, 2008

    I just purchased an ip3000 from ebay, and when I received it I installed a new black ink, and noticed the color inks are full, when I print a print Aligment I get only 3 blue rectangles and the following error:



    An error occurred during automatic print head alignment.
    Press the RESUME button to clear the error. Refer to the user's guide to check the error, and reexecute print head alignment. If an error still occurs, carry out manual alignment.



    This happens every time.



    When I print a nozzle check, the 3eBK line is completely blank, I tried sever cleanings and deep cleanings and no change.

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I'm not an expert but I go through a lot of ink.. I have found that even with new ink some of the tanks of ink aren't any good especially with compatible which i buy a lot of because it's a lot cheaper (ebay). With that ink I have gone through 10 cartridges in a row before finding one that worked correctly again (I mean out of 100+ cartridges hitting a run of 10 that where bad but the rest good.)

Also, a tech for epson once told me to hit deep clean 7 times in a row before a head check to clean their nozzles.. That has helped with my printer and at Fry's electronics, they have a cleaning solvent in kit, haven't tried it, but i have run alcohol through mine but I'm told that is very ******* the print head (dissolves the glue).

Hope that helped..

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I tried the 7 deep cleanings and still NO BLACK, what should I do next??????


Thanks

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My cyan cartridge wasn't printing and nothing worked - until I tried Deep Cleaning 7 times in a row as suggested by HMlBarryLSal - it worked a treat, many thanks HMlBarryLSal

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Sounds like it is a recall time I am having the same problem

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