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Black text not printing

My ip 2000 is not able to print black text inspite of the fact that both colour and black cartridges are filled in. I have used maintenance menu in printer. I have also cleaned printer head with soft cloth.

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  • asphodel Jul 27, 2008

    having printed a few pages without any problems one page accidentally got stuck and i had to tear it out. since then the newly installed black cartridge isnt working though the colour is, and despite the cartridge being recognized by the printer. i've done all maintainance tasks, during which the black prints, but not during actual printing tasks.

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When you go to the maintenance menu does the menu show the cartridge installed? If so here are some cleaning tips. First off do not use regular rubbing alcohol to clean anything electronic it contains 75% water this will damage some parts. Use "denatured alcohol" to clean the contacts on not only the cartridge but the printer. Be gentle with the cartridge and always go with the direction of the ribbon. If these do not work take the black cartridge to Walgreens and they can do an electronics test for you for free. Let me know how it comes out...Be mucho blessed...Mark

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