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Have to clean black ink evrytime I print a page, otherwise black

After cleaning it only prints about 2 pages of black before the ink does not flow. I put in a new cartridge about 2 weeks ago. It was doing the same thing withthe old cartridge.

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Remove all the cartridges and pour 2/3 drops of carbon tetra cloride [ctc] on the nozzles leave it for some time and switch on and off twice the printer

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