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Since replacing the black ink cartridge, all copying (whether from printer or scanner) is multi-coloured when I keep pushing the "BLACK" button. I have removed both cartridged several times, replacing them carefully; I have scrolled all possible options in the hope of fixing this problem myself, to no avail... PLEASE HELP ?

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It could be the coagulation of ink in between the cartridgebetter dip it in mild hot water for some times and replace it wiping the water. it would do the trick and solve your problem . it has been practicallytested.
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