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Leaking ink pool of ink collects where paper exits machine; changed all cartridges and still the leak persists... I cant get into the machine to see if there is a larger pool on the inside. It originates from the middle of the rollers. Any suggestions would be helpful; also clean-up tips for ink ;)

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Re: leaking ink

There could be two problems.
1. Left over ink. Requires a complete printer cleaning from the inside. You will have to open it up and clean it.
2. If you have replaced the cartridges and still the problem persists, it means that the print head needs to be changed. It is malfunctioning and thus allowing more flow of ink from the nozzles.

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