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Pictures are cloudy now.

When I first started using this printer (c5180) the pictures were magnificent. I've only used the correct ink cartridges and have changed them as instructed. Now my pictures are cloudy. There is a noticable difference in quality. I have followed the directions to clean the printhead and still no improvement. What's next?

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I tried cleaning the printhead 3 times in a row and it made a huge difference. Don't give up after cleaning it just once if it doesn't make a difference. it wasn't until after the 3rd time that i actually saw a big difference. It's back pretty close to normal now. Hope this helps someone else.
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Posted on Dec 18, 2008

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