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Hello my printer is leaving gabs in horizontal lines. it has all new cartridges. please can yoy help thank you

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Perform a cleaning operation on the printer via the computer printer driver, this will remove any hardened ink.


open the lid remove both cartridges and look where the printer head parks itself, you will find a sponge at the bottom, it will be totally soaked in ink.

1) clean the excess ink of the sponge, do not remove the sponge.

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