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Black ink cartridge

Our printer will print a black page or print the color and not the black. When we examined the cartridge there was black ink oozing out the bottom. this happened with the previous one as well. We thought that was just a bad cartridge, but know it has happened twice.

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Try Cleaning the maintenace unit which Is located under the parked region of the cartridges ,left hand side of the unit. Soak up as much of the ink as possible and clean the wipers with a damp lint free cloth or towel.

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Press the Setup button.
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Examine the test page. If the print quality of the page is good, stop here. If the print quality is bad, go on to the next step for further cleaning.
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Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
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Missing colors occur when the cartridge nozzles dry out, or when a color is exhausted because of specific printing demands.

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Do not remove the protective tape from a new print cartridge until just before you install it. Once you remove the tape, do not reapply it.
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After you have removed the protective tape, do not allow anything to touch the nozzles.
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Print at least once a month to keep the print cartridges in good working order.
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Always turn the printer off by pressing the button on the printer control panel, rather than by unplugging the printer. Turning the printer off properly allows it to protect the cartridges.
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If you are removing a cartridge from the printer temporarily (for instance, removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector.
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If you do not have a cartridge protector and need to remove a cartridge temporarily, put it in an airtight plastic tub. Make sure nothing touches the nozzles. Do not use a plastic bag. If you intend to store print cartridges in a tub for a long period of time, place color cartridges with the nozzles down, and black cartridges with the nozzles up.

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