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Black ink cartiadge prints but black ink is vapour?

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  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    Installed new color and new black ink cartiadge. Color ink cartiadge worked just fine. Black did not! Went into menu and try to clean printheads. Did not work as will. Brought another new black ink cartiadge and same problem happened...

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MY A3K100 printer problem is -
Black ink vapour

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