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Ink cartridge how to clean

The color is not printing true on photos and there are pale horizontal lines running though the printed image. The indicator on the screen notes that the cartrige is 80% full (unused).

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The software program that came with the printer should have a maintenance section where you can do a head clean.
You can also go to the Windows Control Panel ,Printers ,right click your printer and choose properties ,look for a maintenance /service tab.

This can happen if the cartridge head is dry ,if the head clean doesnt work then you will have to replace it.

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1. Select "Install color/black cartridge" and remove the cartridge from the printer.
2. Get a damp paper towel.
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4. Now wipe the print head (on the bottom where the ink comes out) across in one direction only (left to right) until it looks clean.
5. Next dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure that the ink is flowing.
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7. On your computer, select "Old Cartridge installed."
8. Repeat the "Clean to fix horizontal strips" procedure listed above.

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It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
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3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink

The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
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The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
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Missing magenta will make a green line
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Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
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