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Mfc 240-c has a nearly full black ink, doesn't print in black, for this page, only other color is blue letters, which print fine. reinstalled black ink twice, each time followed by a cleaning run by printer. still no black. made a black only copy no black

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Are you using genuine brother inkjet cartridges for the black and color?

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