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Printer not used for about 8 months i have replaced all ink,not printing properly no specific colour and very yellowish.what can i do?

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  • jmac1962 Jul 28, 2010

    many thanks at least now i know i need new one.

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Unfortunately, I fear your printer may be beyond recovery, you see unless you especially prepare your inkjet for storage. If this isn't done, the old ink, dries inside the lines in the printer and it is this that stops it from going, and makes it very difficult to get it going again. usually they are not recoverable, one must strip down and clear all traces of ink from all tubes etc, it is a mission.
I think you will need a new printer.

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