Hi, I'm Nathan.Sorry to hear that you're having trouble with this but I'll do my best to help you.
Unfortunately this error indicates a hardware problem,
specifically, it is the result of a bad printhead (or the logic board that controls it).
The head is a "wear item" that fails with age/use. As this is a 2005 model printer, it is well past its 3 year service life, so this type of failure is not surprising.
There is one step you can take here, to clean and reset the system, but it is very unlikely to help. 99.9% of the time, this does come down to a hardware fault.
While it can be fixed, it is not worthwhile to do so. You would have to, at a minimum, replace the printhead, which costs about $85; if the logic board is bad you’re looking at $200-250. For $80-100 you can replace the entire machine with a brand new model, with current technology and a fresh warranty, which makes more sense than buying the new part for an older printer.
Depending how you'd like to proceed, I can advise on the cleaning/reset steps if you wish to try, help with finding parts, finding a local repair shop, or recommending replacement options for you. Just let me know.
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Honestly I won't even consider it worth the time, personally.
The cleaning you did actually is likely to make it worse, if you used tap water. That only provides minimal help if using distilled water, plain water is damaging, though alcohol is the preferred solvent. You'd take it apart and clean the actual contacts with alcohol, not the ink ports.
I'm sorry I didn't catch that part, I thought you had asked about the cleaning,
the reset will help only if the underlying hardware fault has been resolved:
unplug power at the wall outlet
wait 5 minutespress and hold the power/on button for 60+ secondskeep holding while plugging back in, and for another 60 seconds after, then release
Let me know the results, and I'll advise further if needed.
Do you need more help with this?