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You can run your printer head cleaning program by going to printers, right click on your printer, select properties, and look for printing pref then look for any maintenance selection. If that doesn't help printers are very inexpensive these days so I'd go get a new one.
Hope this helps,
Henry

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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  1. Cleaning a printer's printheads is an easy process. Here's how it works (in Windows). Click the Start button (or in Vista the Windows icon) at the lower left corner of your screen.
  2. Click on Control Panel. Next, choose Printers and Other Hardware, and then View Installed Printers or Fax Printers.
  3. When the Printer page opens, right click on your printer's name, and choose Printing Preferences.
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  6. Make sure the printer is turned on and that there's some paper loaded, then click on Execute.
  7. The printer will print out a pattern with a grid along the top and six bars of different colors. Two images will display on your monitor that you can compare to the printed image. In one, the grid and colors are sharp and clear; in the other, some of the grid boxes are missing and the colors are striped.
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You will need : 1 can of "compressed air", 1 container of ether rubbing alcohol or some form of Goo-Gone.

1. In short blasts (NOT LONG ONES) blow through the paper path. Open any paper jam access trays before doing this so the bits escape.

2. Using a SMALL amount of Goo-Gone and either a Q-Tip or small dust free cloth, clean all the rubber rollers on the bars. Cheap paper leaves a fine dust and after time will make the wheels very slick.

Doing this every other month can save you from jams and is just a good maintenance plan for your printer.

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