Printer Repair Questions? Ask IT Technicians for Answers ASAP
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Are you using the original cartridges that came with it, or by chance using some generic/refilled ones? Can you double check that all the cartridges are actually in the correct slots?
Is it cartridges that came with it, or ones you purchased?
That is the problem,
those cheap cartridges are often faulty right out of the box. Many times they are even refilled with the wrong ink, which is at least part of what you are experiencing with the discoloration. The rest of the inconsistency is related to overall poor ink quality, the pigments in these are not as fine as the oem inks, which causes them to clog up the print nozzles and can actually permanently damage the head.The best thing you can do at this point is toss them out and buy a new set of the proper oem inks.
Several more repeated cleanings may be necessary after, and possibly some manual cleaning as well.
That is still owing to the inks and the inconsistent quality, it may work fine, then you can have it clog up, resolve through cleaning and have it clog right back up again
Don't do plain water, you'll do more damage than good.If you want to clean manually, use rubbing alcohol
Yes papertowel or qtips.
Towel for the bottom of the head (nozzles), clean the top side and ink ports with the qtips.
That one cartridge may have been defective all along, or had worse ink in it, and that may have ultimately led to that particular grouping of nozzles being so badly clogged as to become damaged with use.
If you mean the temperature? Room temp is preferred, they don't really freeze but if you have splotchy prints giving them a good shake can help, leaving them sit upright should help with that, and if you peel off the label on the top there are some small vent holes there that can help relieve pressure/vac situations, but an airlock/bubble issue with these is rare, and if you try to poke a new vent hole or open it up, then they just end up drying out if not used extremely quickly.
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