printer problems - please please please HELP

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hello

Ive just bought new ink cartridges for my printer, ive put them in but cant get the black ink to print at all, ive cleaned the print heads loads of times but it works for a few lines of print and then fades to nothing again.  Any advice greatfully recieved.

Heldaz
I never knew saving money was so much fun :o)
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  • FranFran Forumite
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    Do you need to go to "printer preferences" to enable the black?

    It sounds like a faulty cartridge, perhaps you need to return it?
    Torgwen.......... :) ...........
  • this happened to my epson printer
    i tried a new cartridge - still didnt work
    tried everything infact

    unfortunately i had to buy a new printer

    :'(
  • heldazheldaz Forumite
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    Thanks Fran :)

    Crayola im starting to get that feeling, ive tried everything i can think of (which admittedly isnt a lot lol) but i think i have to resign myself to the fact i need a new one >:(

    Now can anyone recommend a good (cheap) printer? lol
    I never knew saving money was so much fun :o)
  • F1F1F1F1 Forumite
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    this happened to my epson printer
    i tried a new cartridge - still didnt work
    tried everything infact

    unfortunately i had to buy a new printer

    :'(
    We also had printing problems recently - cleaned the heads, tried new catridge, still nothing. Then remembered someone saying that you sometimes need to run the cleaning cycle quite a number of times. This did work and all is well. We hadn't used the printer for a while so presumably it had dried up/got bunged up.
  • oh dear - i did try cleaning it a few times, perhaps i should hav stuck with it a bit longer....

    never mind - its still in my loft so at least i have a spare !!!

    heldaz, i just got another epson :-/
    there was a lexmark one that was cheaper, but i read on this site that the ink for lexmark is really expensive ???

    hope u can get your old printer to work tho

    ;)
  • peter_the_piperpeter_the_piper Forumite
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    Heldaz
    Ive just had to get a new printer and chose the Epson C84 as it uses fade resistant ink and has separate cartridges. The quality of print is far superior to the stylus 600 it replaces. So far I would not hesitate to recommend it, costs about £85. and peplacement cartridges about £7.50 each.
    I'd rather be an Optimist and be proved wrong than a Pessimist and be proved right.
  • heldazheldaz Forumite
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    Thank you crayola and peter.

    :)
    I never knew saving money was so much fun :o)
  • i have a xerox workcentre m940 which won't print , it takes all the comands say's print page when paper comes through it is blank and there is ink in it
    kind regards
    jim mcginty
  • sickersicker Forumite
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    I had same problem, cleared after 10 head cleaning cycles!!!!!!!!!

    John
  • erberb Forumite
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    I've got the problem with an Epson C64 printer.
    Got new blue cartridge and it will not print blue when I do the nozzle check.  Done the cleaning routine 6 times but still did not print blue.  Got another new cartridge but still will not print blue. All other colours print fine

    Any ideas anybody, such as how else to clear any blockage?   :(:(:(
    Regards
    erb :)
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