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Printing very faded

My printer hasn't been used for over a year, when I tried it again the print was very faint so I have replaced all the cartridges and its still not much better.

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If you have not used the printer for over a year, the ink in the printhead must have dried blocking the nozzles. you can remove it and dip in a little warm water to dissolve the dried ink, if this doen't solve the problem, you will have to replace the printhead

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