Black stopped printing out. Dell 922 all-in-one ink jet.
Black stopped printing out. All my ink cartridges are the correct ones from Dell. My black ink was at about 50% when the black printouts stopped. I tried a new black cartridge but it still won't print black. The paper feeds OK and the printer goes through the motions but the paper comes out blank. The color cartridge seems to be working OK.
I replaced the black ink as directed (tried two new cartridges) and got the same message -- low black ink. Turning off machine and rebooting doesn't help. Printer still thinks it's short of black ink. Instruction manual of no help in solving this problem. Suggestions appreciated.
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Perhaps the printer does not recognize that a mono/black cartridge is installed. Remove the mono cartridge and check to see that tape is removed then re-seat firmly. Unplug the printer from wall power to reset. Then try again.
It is a little known fact that ink cartridges do have an expiry date, and it is sometimes possible that even if a printer reads full, that it has dried out and will not print. When you recieve a warning that your ink is too low you will simply be unable to print black ink after a certain point. Generaly if you want to print in only black you will have to do that when you print a document. For instance in IE when you go to file and then print you can select prefrences and select print in greyscale or black. hope this helps!
Remove the right ink cartridge (color). You will get an error saying the cartridge is empty, but ignore that. Hit cancel on your printer. Print your job...when your print screen comes up, under preferences check the box for print colors in black and white. Your printer should print just fine without the color cartridge. Ignore the flashing red light.