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I bought a new cartridge for my Lexmark Z22 printer. I don't use the printer a lot so the old one had dried up. I ran the test several times and the ink did not show up or was faint in a few sections. I then cleaned the contacts and that didn't help. A repair tech at work suggested I use a little rubbing alcohol. That didn't work either. Do you have any suggestions

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    Ahmed Raza May 11, 2010

    Was the cartridge brand new (in box) or was it a refurbished one?

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For the poor print quality problem (degraded image quality) you are observing, we suggest you first visit the "Print Quality" page of the "General Information" section of the Inkjet 411 website and follow the suggestions provided: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1432

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For information on North American ink refill services (for Lexmark 1, 2 and 3 ink cartridges) at a major retailer near you (should you wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced Lexmark printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com

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It's also possible that the outlet for the ink on the cartridge itself is blocked with dried ink. You could place the ink cartridge itself in a saucer of nail polish remover (covering the electronic looking portion of the ink cartridge. Leave it there for 30 minutes. Blot dry it with a cloth and replace it into your printer. Try to print once again.

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