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The printer has been sitting idle for over a year I put in new ink cartridge and it won't print It is a Brother MFC210

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When a printer has been idle for such a long time the ink dries in the printer nozzles and obviously blocks those nozzles. Not easy to clean that out because it is almost like micro jets. It could maybe be repaired but could be more expensive than buying a new one.

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