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I just purchased black ink for the printer and when it prints part of the information on the paper is faded and part of it appears to be fine. How do I fix it so the whole thing shows clearly?

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Remove the cartridge and clean the printhead with tissue soaked in alcohol  dry it out before before reinstalling it back and run a test print mode once again

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