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Won't release blue ink

When I bought a new cartridge of color I thought it would print out fine. I told the mp130 that I changed the ink. I then did a nozzle check. All but blue showed up. Did cleaning x2 then a deep cleaning. I even looked in the carrier to see if anything was blocking the botton thing and looked for cracks in the seal around the button. Nothing Still. What's the deal?

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Re: won't release blue ink

When I had this problem with my printer, I removed the print cartridge and dripped a couple of drops of nail varnish remover on the nozzle at the bottom. I let it soak for a while and then mopped it up with tissue. Then another deep clean. Worked for me but can't guarantee that nail varnish remover is the best idea!!

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