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The printer feeds the paper but the text does not print

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You should first run a test page. Open your printer. Go to properties and maintenance. Try to run a test page to see if it might be that the ink cartridges are clogged. If the test page does not print correctly, the first thing I would try to do is run the cartridge cleaner. It might take several attempts but it should get somewhat better each time. Let me know if you need more direction.

Posted on Mar 28, 2011

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