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My printer wont print even after changing ink and cleaning

I have a Brother MFC 3220C and it will no longer print. I have replaced all the ink carthriges and the copies are still very vage and full of lines. I tried cleaning but that doesn't help either. HELP! PLEASE!!!

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I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing, the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

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When cleaning doesn't help, you need a new printhead. Around $89.00 now and then you add labor. They sell a new MFC 490 for around $120.00 with a year warranty.

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