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Printing problem Can only print in color. I have tried 2 dirrferent printers, one is brand new. Fo some reason I think something canged in my system, I can not print anything black. No word, excel documents???? Help please. Even when I print photos the balck doesn't show up. at this point any help would be great. Computer was fine to print one word page then next page same application came out blank. Now all documents come out blank. I tried changing the fonts color but not black,. Again this is happening with 2 different printers/ Thanks for any help

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Check it's not a software driver fault, uninstall both printers drivers from pc and disconnect the printers and restart. Re-install the driver and then connect the printer when prompted

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