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Printer running too slow

My Hp Deskjet 1220c is taking hours to print even black and white documents. The print quality is good and it has new cartridges. A while back it seized when i tried to print 100 pages and inspite of re-installing soft ware it hasnt performed to speed since. I have tried trouble shounting but no luck . it is hard wired to a USB port on my Toshiba A30 laptop and I should have enough spare memory to perform the printing

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Re: Printer running too slow

This worked for me, open the lid of the printer, there is a "white band" attached to the 2 printer cartridges, this was "smudgy" with ink, got kitchen paper and cleaned it and used q tips (I normally clean my ears with them) and got rid of the sludge and dust located on the floor underneath the printer cartridges. After that printer is working fine, hope this helps!

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