Have you replaced the cartridges with brand new ones, and ensured that they're the correct ones for that printer?
With an old printer, it's not beyond reasoning that it just might've crapped out on you
If the ports on the cartridges aren't blocked, and the drivers are all installed, then I'd have to say it's a hardware failure on the printers behalf. The only other thing you could do would be to tear into the printer itself and look for any loose or unplugged wires in hopes that something came undone during storage.
Fortunately, if you're looking for a printer to use just for text and easy printing, you can pick one up fairly cheap that will do the job. One thing to keep in mind when looking for a new printer is the price of the cartridges....some are more expensive than others.
Sorry, and hope this helps at least a little bit!
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