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Printing black The printer will do a test page with black and the other three colours, but when I try and print form the PC, it black text will not print

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  • Nelly73 Dec 17, 2007

    Sounds like same problem I am having. My MP600 won't print text. When I print word documents or excel files
    it just fires out blank pages even though it sounds like it is
    printing. I tried printing an email from GMAIL account and though it
    printed the gmail logo at the top of the page none of the text of the
    email was printed. I have plenty of ink in all cartridges.

  • Ramshead Dec 17, 2007

    Installed new black cartridge and ran normal test for new cartridge and only color will print. Black will not print. Not sure old cartridge was devoid of all ink but printing lines were streaked and unreadable. Uninstalled printer and reinstalled work line could not be cancelled and printer was in use stage could not remove.

  • Bjorn Sigurd Dec 29, 2007

    Just put in a new black cartridge, but no black ink enters the paper...

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2008

    I cannot get any print in black I think its because it was out of ink for a while and has dried out and needs the heads cleaning, but the technical assistance on epson is rubbish, even the web page is defective! There are bits missing . It tells you to clean the heads then doesn't tell you how! I haven't found the instructions yet!

  • Nicname329 Feb 08, 2008

    Does not print black ink. On the bottom command line the yellow cup is spilling out and I can't open the color block to correct.

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    It says that the ink cartridge is missing

  • Anonymous May 13, 2008

    not printing black

  • Anonymous May 22, 2008

    I don't know if it is because of downloaded update or what, but I cannot print black text any longer. Very strange. It does not matter if it is PDF, excel, word, web, open office or email.

    Anyone here of anything?

  • noreenegolde Aug 08, 2008

    Will print all colors but black.

  • Anonymous Aug 29, 2008

    i refilled both my color and black ink cartridges but the black still wont print

  • Anonymous Jan 20, 2009

    when printing a test page, it prints in color perfectly but the black part is very faded.

    both cartriges are full



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Sounds very science fiction. The easiest thing to do is to uninstall the printer(+drivers), and reinstall. Or at least it's the easiest thing for me to think of ... ;] Do you get this only with text, or also with images?

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Change the black cartridge coz maybe it will work

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Go to start, settings, printers and faxes, in the printers window, locate your printer, (make sure it is ticked as default printer), right click on the printer, select "printing preferences" check all the settings, if in doubt, click the "restore defaults" button.
let us know how you get on ?

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If this is from an epson printer then it is very likely that it has just been set to "black ink only" to change this go to printers and faxes in control panel (if your using windows) right click the printer, properties then printer properties at the bottom right, another screen opens and you should ave Advanced somewhere within that screen click that and in there you should see a tick box for "black ink only"

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