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Hp f380 all-in-one photo printing problem

I have a with my hp f380 all-in-one printer, when I print photos theres always a line in the middle,  what do I do with this problem??

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Check the encoder strip for dirt or marks. To do this, open the front panel so that the printer cartridges return to the middle. Unplug the printer from the computer and mains. If you look about the cartridges there is a thin strip of clear plastic running the length of the printer from one side to the other - this is the encoder strip. In a good light, check this for dirt, marks and blemishes. Remove any you find with alcohol solution - be very careful as the strip is quite fragile. I had a very small blob of god knows what right at the point where the streak was appearing on my photos...once the blob was gone so was the streak. Good luck!

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Re: hp f380 all-in-one photo printing problem

Try to clean and calibrate the cartridges with printer softwar

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