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Lines are crooked

I too was getting the 5100 error, that's been solved but I still get broken lines and squiggly letters. We print a lot of invoices with lines so my printer is practically unusable. Any suggestions?

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Right, this problem sounds like it might be something you can fix easily, firstly check through your printer menu and you should find an option such as allignment test page, select this and it will go through a cycle printing off various pages to make sure the cartridges are correctly alligned, if this fails then it could be a dry rail, this is the rail that the cartridges run along, run your finger along this (for safety do this with machine off) and if it fells like there is a lot of friction then simply add a drop of oil (oridinary car oil can be used) and spread across the rail. if this fails then please let me know

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