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Ricoh gx3050sfn: has been sitting unused for 2 months. Put all new cartridges in. Hooked up as network printer. Computer link to printer works fine. Printer barely prints. So light as to be unreadable. Same issue for copy and for print. Tried using maintenance functions, but only using up ink, nothing else happening. Cyan cartridge being used up most and very quickly even though nothing can be read. Any suggestions??

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  • btannenbaum Nov 12, 2010

    Thank you, Selk, for the very prompt reply. I will try that and see if that solves my problem. Certainly sounds logical.
    Again, thanks.
    Bruce

  • btannenbaum Nov 17, 2010

    Thanks for the response, Willl see if a printer tech can truly clean the print heads or whether they need to be replaced before deciding on total repair or replace. Thanks for your advice.

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Inkjet printers do not like being left unused.
The print head may be blocked. Try several deep cleaning of the print head to see if it can clear the blocked print nozzles.
If none of this works then the print head needs to be replaced.
NOTE the print head is not a cheap item, you may consider putting the money towards a new and better printer.

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Hi There,

When printers sit unused for a while, the printer heads invariably dry up with ink inside them. I recommend you have a printer servicing technician stop by and do a proper printhead cleaning for you. It's my belief this will resolve your issue.

Regards,

Selk

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