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I INSTALLED NEW PRINT CARTRIDGES BUT NOTHING IS PRINTING ON THE PAPER, EVEN THOUGH THE PRINT HEAD IS PASSING OVER THE PAPER. I'VE INSTALLED ALL NEW COLORS AND STILL NO PRINT ON THE PAPER.

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A quick cleaning of the cartridge heads with alcohol solved the problem. Thanks for your help.

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