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Not printing at all

When I try to print the page either comes out blank or it looks like its trying to print some kind of pattern in a light gray

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Check nozzle. Is the output perfect? Do head cleaning procedure. Check nozzle again. is there any differences betwen first and second nozzle check? If nozzle check output still not satisfied, better take to service center. It might need to cleaning head manually.

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