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Printer won't print black ink even with new cartridge

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Hello, have you pulled out printhead, and using wet paper towel, set the printhead down on printhead area to see if inks are coming out. the black will have a large/long black line, where colors are kept close together and should be a nice square, if no black, it might be necessary to replace printhead

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