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My print copy is unclear, even though the ink level is full and I cleaned the heads

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There are two possibility

1. Re - install the printing software which is available in the cd given to you at the time of purchase

2. Replace a new cartridge

Your problem will be solved or else call technician.
Thank you

Posted on May 08, 2010

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