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Getting message clean ink stains from printer. how?

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It probably requires the Fuser rollers or the PCU drum cleaning, your first port of call would be to download the manuals from the HP Support website:

Posted on Mar 03, 2009


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I have had simlar problems with other brand inks on epson printer a guy in a computer shop were I bought the ink from told me to take the ink out wipe the chip with a clean cloth wipe in one direction, also your ink when new has a piece of thin plastic that now has a small hole in it as you have taken it out from printer put a small piece of sellotape over hole other wise printer will think you are putting old cartridge in again you might need to do this a few times, but bear in mind that this was done with an epson printer but it doe's solve the problem when it crops up from time to time.

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