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Printing problem the printing comes back with breaks in the ink.

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  • Lynnbeth Jan 09, 2008

    It happens all the time. The ink cartridge is new. What else could I do?



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When was the last time you replaced the cartridge?
Does it happen all the time or just every now and again?

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2008

    another thing you might want to do is use a little bit of rubbing alchahol on a q-tip and try and clean the print head itself. Won't hurt if you have to replace it anyways.



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Replace ink cart if still does it need new print head

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    Cary Farah Jan 09, 2008

    replace the print head.



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