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Print is Smudged

I put a new black ink cartridge in my HP Office Jet J 6480 All In One printer and the print is smudged. This is the first time that I have had to replace the cartridge as the printer is fairly new.

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You may try
1) clean the cartridge nozzles with dry soft paper
2) clean the cartridge carriage down side surface there might be bled ink.
3) check the cartridge up side there is the lable cover the ink refill hole is ok, no any lable stick there you need put stick lable there.

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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    Frank Zhang Feb 10, 2009

    any help for you please send a feedback thanks

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