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The black ink wont work, even though i have put in a brand new cartridge. the tri color works fine, but the black ink must have something funky going on

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Try the following things:

  1. remove the cartridge make sure that you have removed any tape or guards that came with the cartridge to keep the ink from leaking
  2. try gently squeezing the cartridge. if you can get a drop to come out of the cartridge.
  3. if you cannot get a drop out, put the head of the cartridge on a piece of a dampened napkin or paper towel. You should see some black bleeding out of the head. Sometimes, it can take awhile for the ink to loosen up.
  4. reinstall the cartridge and run the head cleaning program for your printer if you have one

Posted on May 27, 2010

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