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Printer printing lightly every second line

Not helpful as there is no 'head cleaning' or clean printer head under properties. Is this because I use Firefox if so where would this else can I look?

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  • kezz_r1 Oct 08, 2007

    I couldn't find the website but when I do I will let you know if it helps.



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Just try to get help from your printer manufaturer's webite. As this way you would get most accurate information.

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There could be many reason for black ink not printing. You could try couple of steps starting with cleaning the print head ... Follow the below steps to clean the print head ...

After confirming that the cable is connected (if applicable) and the printer is powered on, perform the following.
Note: Standard print head cleaning can also be performed by holding down the <Resume> on the printer until the power light flashes one time. Deep print head cleaning (a more power process that uses more ink) can only be performed from the computer.
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