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I haven't used my printer in awhile and when i tried to print the other day nothing printed. do i need to clean something or what can i do to get it to work? the ink tanks are full of ink.

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Chances are the ink cartridges have dried up. Depending on your printer, you might be able to run some cleaning tests, but I would bet you need new cartridges. If you do not use your printer very often, I recommend removing the cartridges and placing them in a baggie or plastic wrap to keep them from drying out.

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