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Black text d not print

I just replaced the black ink cartridge. But I print no black text prints.Only color texts do.

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If the printer has been left for some weeks with an empty black cartridge then I suspect the print head is clogged.
To clean the print head, firstly remove it.
Remove each cartridge quickly and turn it upside down so ink does not drip out.
Flush warm water with a drop of detergent through the metal meshes at the bottom front inside of the print head unit. Continue untill the water coming out of the bottom of the print head is clear.
Then flush through with clean warm water for about 30secs.
Shake as much water as possible out of the unit.
Replace the cartridges quickly to avoid ink dripping out.
Undertake a nossle (head) clean on the printer until printing correctly.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

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SOURCE: Cannot print in black only

It is not wise to leave the cartridges empty, causes permanent print-head damage on the empty color area. However, if you want to use the other color, say "black", bypassing the cartridge check is simply resetting the counter of the printer... download the utility file "sscserve.exe" you can search it on the internet. Install it then choose your printer on its list box, then by right-clicking on the printer icon of the utility at the bottom right of your window... you should be able to see what you need. Happy printing!!!

Posted on Oct 28, 2007

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SOURCE: changed black ink cartridge to LD brand. Now

Canon printers do not like non Canon inks. Maybe other printers have similar issues but it seems that Canon is particularly finnicky.

Posted on Jun 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Printer won't print in black

Here's a link to the HP online support solution for this problem. And this may pertain.
Make sure you have the correct settings in Print Preferences. And perhaps use the online manual available here to check other options related to the ink cartridges and printing problems....
But I have to admit I know of no way to keep the color cartridge from printing, nor from having to buy another cartridge (short of refilling it). I am intrigued by the notion that you can possibly get a grey photo cartridge instead of the tri-color cartridge to print black and white photos and richer blacks...but have never tried this, and don't know for sure if it's an option for your model....

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

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SOURCE: will not print black text but will print color text

There are firmware updates available for this printer here.
See also standard support solutions here, here, & here.
Other support for your printer here.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
If I've managed to answer your question or solve a problem, please take just a moment to rate this post....thanks!

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: I have replaced all the Ink Cartridges in this

Go to your printer properties box and do a nozzle check then head cleaning and that should resolve your issue..

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