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Printer is printing lightly, no splotches

I have the same problem. both red and color are full, but printer just prints lightly. not sure where to take it to get fixed. the printer is only about 6 months old, it was new at xmas. just need it fixed. thanks

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Any computer shop should be able to address this problem for you by sending in to repairer. Dont leave it too long as it should be under warranty

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