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My brothermfc-290c printer is not printing the black ink. i put new black in put still is not working. we have went through many cleanings. what eles can we try.

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The following may work: remove all the ink supplies. Remove the printhead and soak it for about 5 minutes in 0.5" of very hot water. Gently blot the printhead on a soft damp paper towel to remove the excess water, then replace in the printer and then reinstall the ink supplies.

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99 % you need to replace the prin head,if you try to clean...obviously have to replace the prin head.If i have been useful pls give me a vote :)

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