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Black ink is very faint cleaning not helping. All colors are fine only black. The test print square is scattered but solid in color? it happend with the origonal cartrige that came with it and the new refil one that is smaller in size. it was working fin then i stored it in the closet onit side for about 3 weeks.

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Have you tryed to do head cleaning do it about 10 times and look sorry if this dose'nt help.

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