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My printer has stopped printing the red ink properly. I installed a new Magenta cartridge and cleaned the printer several times, but it still won't print red correctly. The other colors work fine. Can you help?

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Hello I suspect that the red cartridge nozzle in the printerhead is somewhat blocked with dried link. printerhead is the unit that carries the cartridges around the printer. on the bottom of the printerhead there is a small hole where the ink is released from, this is most likely blocked and it would need to be cleaned. I would suggest that you use a product similar to this (Magic Bullet) http://www.specialistinks.com/unblock-printer-heads.php here is a video of the product

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    I suspect that the red cartridge nozzle in the printerhead is somewhat blocked with dried link.



    printerhead is the unit that carries the cartridges around the printer.
    on the bottom of the printerhead there is a small hole where the ink is
    released from, this is most likely blocked and it would need to be
    cleaned.



    I would suggest that you use a product similar to this (Magic Bullet)

    http://www.specialistinks.com/unblock-pr...



    here is a video of the product







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