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Red ink doesn't print properly

I changed cartridges in my D7160 and the magenta doesn't print. I do get thin, wide-spaced, horizontal lines, but no solid color. I have reinstalled the software and cleaned the cartridge contact. I have also turned off the printer, disconnected the power, and restarted it. Same result.

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It could be the print heads are clogged i had the same problem with a printer i had a few years back that wasn't used for a week i took it into a printer place near me paid 20 pounds had the printer serviced and it came back perfect

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You can try restoring the printer to factory settings..and try agian it has worked most of the times for me..Let the catridge be in the printer when you do this..

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i think the inside printer have dirt or obstacles that blocken the cartridges while printing.
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If you know how to find printer preferences, then open it and look for the "print in greyscale" option and click on the dropdown arrow on the right. "Black ink only" is an option.

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