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Can't clean head and then print fax in memory

I have a fax in the memory, but I want to clean the ink cart head before printing it. The fax machine does not allow me to complete a cleaning cycle. If I go ahead and print it, the pages will be blank....

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Re: Can't clean head and then print fax in memory

Dont think about...
just replace the ink cartidge

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

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Very likely your print head is faulty. You can get it replaced or try the economical solution below.

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Nothing there

Did you try cleaning the print cartridge nozzles.

Press Function once and up arrow 2 times
Press the right arrow once and the up arrow once
Press the right arrow once
Press Start/Memory button
It will print a test parttern page

Once you insert the new cartridge did the machine recognize the new cartridge? You had to press 1 for new

When 1 is selected you will get a prompt New Cart: OK?
OK press start.

If you selected NEW the display will show the alternating messages at right. Align Cartridge----1 Print 2 Set

Press 1 to print an alignment page

Hopefully, it will printed. Let me know one way or the other.

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In case you cant see mag. and cyan your printhead is defectiv and has to be replaced.

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