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New ink in printer but will not put ink on paper.

The printer had been hooked up to my computer but had not been used for a couple of months. Installed new ink and ran a nozzel clean, but no ink will go onto the paper. The computers shows that there is ink and that it should be printing but no ink is put on the paper although the paper runs through like it should.

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  • roofing657 Mar 17, 2009

    My problem is similar in that the printer goes through the motions of printing, but there is nothing on the paper. However, it has only been about two weeks since the printer was used. I tried to find the rubber cup mentioned in Solution #1, but I don't see it. Please know that I am non-techie. Is there any hope for me?

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It sounds like blocked nozzles to me, providing you're SURE you have good cartridges, properly installed (you did take the yellow plastic tapes off the vents before you installed the cartridges of course).

You can try soaking the print heads for 24 hours (or more), as follows. Turn the printer on, and as soon as the print head moves out of its parking position, pull the power cord out of the back, or turn the printer off at the mains. You may now carefully move the print head by hand over to the left hand side out of the way. Look inside the print head parking area on the right and you will see a small rubber cup that comes up to cover the print nozzles when the head is parked (to stop it drying out). Use a syringe or dropper to fill this cup with head cleaning fluid or distilled water. DO NOT USE TAP WATER. Carefully push the print head by hand fully into its parking position so that the cup full of fluid comes up over the print head. Do not turn the printer on at any stage in this process. Leave this for at least 24 hours, then turn the printer on and try a head clean/nozzle check again. If nothing, repeat the process once more. If still nothing, post a new comment detailing what you have done and the results

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