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Ink blobs on paper

HP PHOTOSMART PRINTER is leaving ink blobs on the sides of my paper when printing. Is this dirty rollers or leaky ink cartridges?

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It could be both. Leaky ink can be a problem and that probly is the problem. But, make sure your rollers are clean and cheak that your ink is not leaking. I hope this has helped you.

Posted on May 19, 2009

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