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Will not print in black even though all colors are available

Will not print in black ink although it is available and all other colors are too.

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  • Hogie40 Sep 23, 2008

    I have the same problem. I have cleaned the print heads as suggested but my printer will still not print black ink. Any other suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Try cleaning print heads upto 6 times (Menu-tools-clean printheads). My black started working again after multiple cleans. I was about to throw it out, but #6 clean worked!

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