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Not printing properly specially the black

Ran a printer check and it wasnt good especially the black does this mean i have to "align the print heads" im not very good with this stuff

Its an old printer

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  • Alun Cox May 11, 2010

    What do you mean by not good? Did you print a test page-were some of the lines broken?

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