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Canon bcj-80 prints blank pages

I have cleaned the printer head, changed the printer head, changed ink cartridges 3 times, Any Ideas???
This printer is attached to a sonogram machine. It is the only printer that will work on it. They are pretty expensive for older models. Cant afford to replace it! I bought a refurb unit, it does the same thing, It worked for a month then the blank page thing started.HELP PLEASE!

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The problem comes mostly from the printhead. It helps to put a drop of water on the cleaning pad over to the right where the printhead parks, before doing a clean cycle.

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