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Dell 720 prints faint

I've had this printer for 3 years, do all the regular maintenance, though today I changed both the black and color cartridge, and now it only prints faint...except when I print the test pages. I've tried printing in several programs, all different docs, but still have the problem. Can someone please help me?

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  • thenewestsny Mar 01, 2009

    No, print quality is fine. Still not working, thanks for your response though.

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Have you gone into printer properties when printing the item then click advanced check what the settings are on. Your default settings may be to print draft quality which produces faint picture because it uses dramatically less ink. If you need further assistance let me know. Also a brand new printer of higher quality can be purchased for around 30$. So repair is definitely not a viable option if it is not a setting problem.
Thank you,
lee

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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Hi, you are facing this issue as your Black ink Cartridge is empty, if you open the hud of the printer you will see there are two Cartridge, one is for Color and one is for Black, your color cartridge is fine as it will printing properly. In order to resolve the you need to change the color cartridge. If you want to replace the Cartridge by your own below weblink will help you:

http://www.ehow.com/how_4443714_install-cartridge-dell-photo-printer.html

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what type of printer ur using?
because the other color of catridge nozzle might have been clog
this are step that you need to do!!!
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3.remove the cartridge clean with alcohol or solvent use cotton buds.
4.if doesn't print again replace your cardridge.

or email me ronaldsuboc@gmail.com

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Hello

Have a look at the link below, it should assist you in solving your problem.

Click HERE.

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