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I put new ink cartridge in,and it still prints but vey lightly& not all of it.do Do I need to do somthing else....HELP HELP!!!!!

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Hi is the ink you fitted a hp or a refilled one?
you can go to properties on your pc and do a head clean.
if that dos not work but a small amount of worm water in a small plate take the ink tank out and with the print head down and just enough water to cover the head leave it to soak for 5 mins
dry all the water off and place back the ink in the machine. or Tate the ink back to the shop.
good luck yours ian

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