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There is a black stripe running down the middle on all printed pages

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  • kmartin284 Jul 31, 2008

    How would I go about cleaning the printer heads or realigning the printer? The cartridge has been in the printer for a while. I found something on the internet that said to change the cartridge if this problem happens. So i guess i will try that.

  • Anonymous Oct 21, 2008

    each printed page has a thick black line

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    Black stripe down the left hand side.

  • Randall Stoots May 11, 2010

    it sounds like you need to clean the printers heads. either that or the printer needs to be re aligned .... ..............and have you recently changed printer cartridges ?

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Then thats what to do , change the cartridge then and then re align the printer and see if that works ...hope that helped ..

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