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When you installed the printer-driver from the CD-ROM that came with the printer, you also installed the HP Support Toolbox software. Run that software, and choose "cleaning cycle".

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To try and clean the printer cartridge I have heated a wet paper towel in a microwave oven and set the ink cartridge with the jet are in contact with the hot towel. That sometimes will clear the jets. If you see ink on the paper towel the jets are flowing.
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Often better to leave a printer on so that the ink is always warm. Not always convenient but saves many a printer
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