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Print head moves but no ink is delivered

I've just got my ip4300, set it up, installed the print head and the ink: went to print a test page - the print head whizzes up and down as though its printing but the paper comes out blank. I've tried all the troubleshooting (eg has the plastic wrapping been removed from the ink tank air hole etc) but i'm getting nowhere. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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  • TheKT Jan 16, 2008

    Turned out to be a faulty printer - same printhead, different printer, no problem.

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Try cleaning nozzles.
Mr.Musculo is very helpfull - put the print head in warmed solution (35 grad.celsius)

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