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Not printing in black

My printer won't print in black for the test pageor for documents. I have tried changing the cartridge and cleaning the head but still nothing?

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  • zusa13 Dec 21, 2007

    My epson stylus cx 5000 printer will not print in black and white photos. I go to print preview and change the output box to color management. I set the printer to Black only and nothing comes out, just a blank paper. I have done trial and error with changing to gray scale to color, to black only and nothing. When it prints in grayscale I get a bluish tint. Please help!

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Turn off the Stylus CX. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder. Press the ink and ON buttons together and hold them down for about 3 seconds.
The Stylus CX turns on and prints a test pattern, which includes a nozzle check. If the print comes as = >
Nozzle check pattern with no gaps, and if its print in black then reinstall the printer driver
or => Nozzle check pattern with gaps and black doesn't print please send the printer for repair

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