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Print head clogged

I put in a new cartridge and the red still doesn't show up. Do you think a print head is clogged? If it is how do I clean it? I have done the printhead cleaning on the machine but to no avail.

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  • mabzie54 Jan 30, 2009

    I got it working! Thanks.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Try Taking it out and soak the bottom in rubbing alcohol untill the ink has softened, then reinstall it and do a print head cleaning. .

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Take cartridge out and Try rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab over and over until the ink has softened, where it comes out from.

  • Steve Gilbertson
    Steve Gilbertson May 11, 2010


    I can't seem to see what kind of printer you have do you have a color cartridge and did you replace it?



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