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When the cartridges are parked, there is a pad that absorbs ink when the nozzles self-clean. After a while it gets full. Put the printer in the change ink mode to move the cartridges away from their parked position. If there is a plastic cover over the absorber, remove it. Then take a straight pin and pull the absorber pad out. Wash out the excessive ink and let it dry before reinstalling.

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