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Lack of use...dried out cartridges...replaced, ran "deep clean" utility and still won't print recommendations?

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I'm not certain that anything will work, but give this a try (someone else at FixYa had suggested it): place newspaper underneath the cartridges and spray the nozzles with Windex. Hope this works.

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Can you remove the print head? If so run it under warm water for a little bit and then dry it off but becareful if the circuit board on the back if it has one. Once completely dried off reinstall it and run the deep clean again.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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Another way is to isolate the colour that doesn't print properly and print few pages in that colour (eg if yellow is not printing right...set out a full page of yellow background and print on high quality setting until yellow starts to print ok). This wastes less ink than the cleaning utility.

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