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The big black cartridge is full yet not printing properly

The printer worked fine before the holidays, but now, even with full cartridges and having cleaned and deep cleaned, the big black cartridge isn't printing properly. When you get a test sheet printed, the top line shows the incomplete pattern whilst the other colours are fine. Any suggestions please!!!

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  • basalt706 Sep 02, 2008

    Very same problem, a letter printed in black ink has several lines that come out gray, then black, then gray again. I'm taking it back to the shop tomorrow (printer is still under warranty).

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The same problem here... Strange enough, it begun suddenly this september 1st.

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Procedure for replacing Cartridge
When FIne Cartridges run out of ink, replace them. using the following steps.

*Important
Handling Fine Cartridges
-Once the protective tape is removed, do not touch the electrical contacts or Print Head Nozzles on a FINE Cartridge. The printer may not print out properly if you touch it.
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5) Close the Front Cover.

Hope this helps. Please rate my response.
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