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No ink showing on page

When i try to print a document in only (b/w) it functions completely normal but the page comes out blank. It runs the whole cycle but its like no ink has come out onto the page. I have refilled the cartriage and I know there is ink in it but nothing comes out. Any suggestions?

i have put in a new cartridge and the ink level is full but when i print the page is blank

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Re: No ink showing on page

There is no issue with the cartriage this issues occur most of times open the printer clean all parts and try again

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