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No printing now

I did have blurry printing now nothing is showing up on the paper    b

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Re: no printing now

Use original brother ink carts and run the cleaning cycle twice! If you do not have any success the printhead is clogged due to generic ink which doesnt consist of the right additives! Sorry, it cant be fixed anymore!

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The printed output is fuzzy, blurry, or grainy, or the edges of objects in the images are jagged. Solution Follow these steps until the issue is resolved. Step one: Check your paper
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