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Wont let me clean

Have just replaced all cartridges,and machine keeps coming up with unable to clean message, followed troubleshooting in manual but cant seem to fix problem. Can anyone assist please

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Unable to clean means that the waste-ink "sponge" is full. Unfortunately, that's not something us users can change, but the machine would require to be sent to service. So if your machine is not withing warranty, I'd doubt it'll be worth the service cost.

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What is the condition of your print cartridges? They could have dried out during the 2 month period that you didn't use the printer. Try, cleaning the contacts of the cartridges and the printer. If you have new cartridges to try....even better.

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1. Remove all the ink cartridges from the machine
2. Clean the contacts on the cartridges as well as inside the machine itself with a small amount of warm water or alcohol on a cotton swab until no ink comes off on the swab.

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