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PRINTER COMES BLANK WHEN PRINT IN BLACK, COLORS OK, CHANGED BLACK CARTRIDGE BUT PROBLEM CONTINUES

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Did you replace the cartridge with a new Brother cartridge?

If you tried to use a refilled cartridge or a third party cartridge, than that is most likley the cause of your failure.

Also, another common failure is to forget to remove the packing tape from the ink nozzles.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

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