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I test ink and clean it at list 10 times change the blue I get abot 30% blue on the test. Can you help? AM

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Had the printer sat for a long period of time since it's last use prior to having the problem? If so the ink may have dried up in the feed from the cartridge. If this is the case remove the cartridge and try cleaning where the ink feeds with a Q-tip and some rubbing alchohol.

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