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Epson CX8400 I have a 8400 and when I try to print the black does not work. I have cleaned the heads and done nozzle checks and the black still does not print. But if I use scanner and copy I get black perfectly. Only had printer since march and this is upsetting.

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  • shelbycobra Aug 22, 2008

    I have tried the head cleaning and the nozzle check and when i print out the nozzle check the black either does not print or is just really faded and broken up. I have tried to print out documents and they come out blank if in black but if I change color to something else it prints fine. Now if I place a picture (color) in scanner and make a copy, I get a perfect reproduction, including black, I tried this with a black and white photo and it comes out a reddish black.

  • Anonymous Sep 26, 2008

    every time i clean the printer heads, the lack of color gets worse. ive tried and tried, and can not solve the problem. i have removed the ink cartridges and applied windex to the points with an oral syringe and the problem gets better, but as soon as the heads are cleaned again, the problem is back. it started with the black, but has now started with the others as well. i am tired of apending hours trying to fix it. i love the printer, just do not love the hassles that have seemed to come with it.

  • kmtk Nov 18, 2008

    My printer will only print the nozzle checks for the colored inks and not the black. Not even faint lines. The cartridge is new and I tried it with another brand new cartridge too. I've only had it since March.

  • Mark Simpson May 11, 2010

    Does the black print out on the nozzle check?

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No it doesnt print black at all ever. And I've tried two different brand new black cartridges.

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Your next step is dependent on exactly how the nozzle check prints.

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