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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00458018&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=35557&product=501369

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a. If there are no defects, click Exit . Stop troubleshooting here .
b. If there are defects on the page, click Level 3 Clean . Note that Level 3 cleaning uses a lot of ink – it is not recommended if the cartridges are low on ink. - JW50

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