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After inserting a new black ink cartridge the only things that print are graphics and text art. I have done the troubleshooting tasks and the printer still doesn't print.

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Do this: keep the pc on; remove all 4 cartridges and start the printer for 5 minutes- ignore the error message; put the old cartridges back and try to print something; put the new cartridge in. That should be enough, the printer has been reseted.

Posted on Jul 17, 2010

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  • sunshine_rae Jul 17, 2010

    Hi, I kept working on the problem and found a solution. I put the printer through several cleaning cycles and now it prints. In fact, even the colours are brighter. Thanks for your help. Rae

  • Azrael SRL Jul 17, 2010

    If this has happened it's because the ink is old or of low quality. Either buy a better one or from now on make sure to regularly  do a thorough clean of the heads at least once a week.


  • sunshine_rae Jul 19, 2010

    Good idea. It is the manufacturer's ink and it is changed qute frequently.

  • Azrael SRL Jul 19, 2010

    If it's original ink then surely it dries in the cartridge because you don't use the printer enough. As i said you have 2 options - either use the printer at least once every 2 days or buy a much cheaper compatible cartridge and replace it more often.


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