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Printer is going through the motions but is printing blank sheets

I've tried changing the cartridges and cleaning to no avail. It is printing shaded or darker areas of documents very faintly but fails to print normal type at all. Help please!

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  • mike23397 May 03, 2009

    Color printing okay. Black is printing forms, letterrs, etc. very very faintly or not at all - sheets are coming out nearly blank. I've cleaned the print heads according to instructions but to no avail. Print head appears to still be clogged. Is there another way to clean the heads or do I need to replace them? Could there be another reason for these symptoms? If so - how do I fix?



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