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When printing in black the wording is faint with some words

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when printing in black the wording is faint with some words and lines not readable. have change cartridge. colour seams ok.
This only appears to be aproblem when printing from computer. Copying on printed appears ok.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electronics
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
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Can you tell me please the make and model of the printer?
Are you you using a windows or Mac computer? And which version?
Thank you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
kodak espc315
service no. 21g5710
windows 7
Expert:  Richard replied 1 year ago.
Thanks
Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over. If for some reason it does not follow these instructions:
(a) Unplug the printer
(b) Manually slide the carriage over until you can get the ink cartridges out.
(2) Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.
(3) Use cotton swabs dipped in isopropyl alcohol or hot water or a mix of hot water and isopropyl alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head.
(4) Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.
(5) Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges
(6) Try to print something now
If that does not work, then you need to try soaking the print head. In this case:
(1) Remove the print head from the printer
(2) Soak it in hot water for an hour or so
(3) Remove it, let it dry completely
(4) Replace the print head and cartridges and test it
Let me know the results please.