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My black ink was out so I replaced it with a new hp cartridge. It worked great for a few printings, then it printed out a test sheet(bars and stuff). Then the ink low button started flashing and the printer would not work. When I take out the color cartridge it works. I replaced the color cartridge not too long ago. therefore, I am unsure of what the problem is

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Here's A Trick you don't really have to buy a new cartridge if it a bit low but here how you do the trick.On the place where the ink leaks out dip some water on it with a paper towel and replace it back on the printer and guess what there's ink!

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