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The printhead moves and it sounds loke it is printing but the paper is blank?

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A few possibilities:

1. out of ink -- replace the ink-cartridge

2. clogged ink-jets -- run the "print-head-cleaning" utility.

3. messed-up electronics inside the printer -- buy a new printer.

Posted on Aug 29, 2010


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  3. soak the parking pad with a distilled water or if possible a mildly ammoniated cleaning solution (the original windex is prefect for this)
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This approach is much more effective than trying to use the cleaning routines which rely on the printhead nozzles only being mildly clogged.

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