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Print streaks, looks like ink is low, but they're new cartridges

Printer was out of use for a year. Just replaced all the ink, but it doesn't print clearly. Did the nozzle check a few times, head cleaning a few times, took the cartridges out and put them back in. Still printing a poor test pattern. I suspect the problem is the heads. Maybe clogged or broken? Please advise.
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Remove the printhead and soak it in Isopropyl alcohol

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» Verify the Printer Ink Levels Using the Dell Printer Solution Center

Poor print quality of a document or picture may be the result of low ink levels or dirty printer nozzles or contacts.

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» Clean the printer contacts and print a test page

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Close the printer lid.
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Click Dell Printer Solution Center.
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Click the Maintenance tab.
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