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Have just changed ink cartridges on my new Canon MG3200 series printer. Black worked for a few sheets of A4 then faded and now nothing prints. Pop-up suggests resetting print heads so how do I do that

Nothing as do not know how to re-set heads

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Mikey is correct, but it sounds like the print heads may be clogged. If so then there is a cleaning mode in the printers set up you can try. As Mikey has asked make sure that the ink cartridges are the original OEM ones.

Something else that you can try: If they are the original and you have tried the cleaning cycle ( maybe even several times, but remember that you will be using ink for each cleaning and recharging cycle) and if they still don't seem to work then take a small container and fill it with warm water and let the cartridges soak in it for about an hour. Make sure to dry them and be very careful about touching the part on the bottom where the ink comes out of and also the little contacts. Try using a can of compressed air to help get the water out of the small crevices. Make sure to use a pair of nitrile or latex gloves (if your not allergic to latex)

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Are they original cartridges? Take it out and shake it, then put it back!

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