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Black Printing Anything I go to print has no black print. I had not used the printer for about a month and thought that when no black inc was being used that it must have dried up. I am sure the cartridges are installed correctly, have since done several 'deep cleans' on the black nozzle and changed the cartridge twice but still get no black printed. The pads on the printer are damp with ink so I suspect it could be some sort of blockage.(?)

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  • leorlo Nov 22, 2007

    My problem started with no black printing but now I only get yellow??????

    I've tried deep cleaning several times, nozzel check and I have been unable to to the auto print head alignment and can't findout how to do it manually.

    I've also tried to install a new driver.

  • T05667 Dec 07, 2007

    The last page printed text that was faded, and was obviously running out of black ink. I replaced the black ink cartridge immediately, and have not been able to print anything black since. All other colors print fine, as shown on test prints. I have tried another brand new black ink cartridge, cleaned the nozzle several times, but nothing seems to work.

  • Jochyka Feb 05, 2008

    The printer recently told me my printer was out of yellow ink. I replaced the cartridge and had no problem. Then less than a week later the computer told me I was out of black ink, so i replaced the cartidge and the pictures are still not getting any black in printed on them. I dont know what to do. Do i buy a new black cartridge to see if i had a defective one, or is it something internal in the computer. Anyone who may have a suggestion on what to do to fix this please, let me know, I'd very much appreciate it! Thanks so much!!

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2008

    no blk print, cartridge is full,prints colour but no blk tones,changed cart x 2,ran maint progrm, no change

  • minahuynh Apr 24, 2008

    the black print faded. I have changed a new black ink, and run the deep cleaning, nozzle check, aligment etc... It only print for few pages and there was no black print at all. I have changed a 2nd new black ink, and took the print head out to wipe.I still have the same problem, there was no black print at all.

    If I do need to replace the print head ,Where do can I get the print head replace in Sydney Australia ??

  • BwanaSteve May 12, 2008

    I have LOVED using the i80. It prints so well, and does an amazing job with photos. However, I replaced the black cartridge this past week and now cannot get it to print ANY black text. What gives?? I actually replaced that cartridge with yet another new one with no change in result. I can print essentially any color (so I'm using blue for text) but no black. Any suggestions / fixes would be greatly appreciated.




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Possibly the printer head needs replacing. That's the actual black 'box' the inks fit in. I've generally found they last no longer than about 18 months. You can try cleaning the contacts with an alcohol pad before forking out the $50 odd dollars it costs for a new head. If you have some time on your hands you could also try reinstalling the drivers - Good luck

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