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Hi, I have a problem with print quality. I have installed a new cartridge, aligned it, and cleaned the nozzles several times along with the roller and glass panel. Still the print quality is patchy. Please help??!!

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I'm not familiar with this unit. Make sure you are using the original cartridges and not "compatibles." They claim to be the same but they are not. There are some that are fine but their consistency changes all the time. If you are using the right cartridges then it may be the head that's clogged. The head in your unit may or may not be replaceable. If it's a bad clog, the cleaning process will not help. Manually cleaning these nozzles is not recommended because they can be damaged easily.

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