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Black print faded off into nothing. Ink cartridge is full

Ink cartridge is still full and has been cleaned. how do I get the black print back?

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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