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When pressing '0n button' the cartridge support moves rapidly and continuously from side to side.

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Make sure the ink catridge is locked properly into place, also try disconnecting from power and computer for a minute then reconnecting and hitting the power button, hope this helps.

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My printer carriage has jammed.


To resolve the issue, you can try each solution in this document in the order presented.MPORTANT : Each time you try a solution, try to print a self-test report to determine if the hardware functions correctly. To print a self-test report, use the steps in the following table:Load plain white paper into the input tray.Press Setup on the product control panel.Press the right arrow ( ) to select Print Report , and then press OK .Press the right arrow ( ) to select Self-Test Report , and then press OK . The self-test report prints.Solution one: Turn the product off and on again Follow these steps to turn the product off and then on again to reset the printing mechanism Press the Power button to turn off the product. If the product does not turn off, continue to the next solution.Wait 60 seconds.Press the Power button to turn on the product NOTE:The product might go through a warm-up period. The product lights might flash and the carriage might move. Wait until the warm-up period finishes before you proceed. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. If the issue persists , continue with the next solution. If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.Solution two: Clear any paper jam Follow these steps to clear any paper jam.Step two: Clear the jam from the rear of the product Use one of the following methods to clear the paper jam from the rear of the product. If your product has a two-sided printing accessory (duplexer), skip to Method two.Method one: Clear the jam from the rear access door Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product, if it is not already off.Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.Remove the rear access door: Press the tab on the left side of the door inward, and then pull the door out.Figure 1: Remove the rear access door ently remove any jammed paper from the rollers.CAUTION:If the paper tears while you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.Figure 2: Remove torn pieces of paper from the rollers Reattach the rear access door. Gently push the door forward until it snaps into place.Method two: Clear the jam from the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.Remove the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) from the rear of the product: Press the buttons on each side of the duplexer, and then pull it toward you. Figure 3: Remove the two-sided printing accessory Gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.CAUTION:If the paper tears while you remove it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might remain inside the product. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.Figure 4: Remove torn pieces of paper from the rollersIf you do not see jammed paper in the rear access area, push the latch on the top of the duplexer, and then lower its cover.Figure 5: Open the duplexer - Latch on top of the duplexer Duplexer cover Remove any jammed paper from inside the duplexer.Close the duplexer cover, and then reinsert the duplexer into the rear access area of the product. Figure 6: Reinsert the duplexer Push the duplexer inward until it clicks into place.Step three: Clear the jam from the front of the product If you cannot remove the paper jam from the rear of the product, follow these steps to remove the paper jam from the front.Open the cartridge access door.Figure 7: Open the cartridge access door NOTE:The carriage should be on the right side of the product, out of view. If it is on the left side, close the cartridge access door, and then turn on the product. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet, and then open the cartridge access door again.Look for any pieces of paper or other debris inside the cartridge access area.Gently pull the paper out of the rollers.CAUTION:Remove paper from the front of the product as carefully as possible. If any torn pieces of paper remain inside the product, more paper jams are likely to occur, and this could damage the print mechanism.Close the cartridge access door.Figure 8: Close the cartridge access door Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product.Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.plug the power cord back into the electrical outlet. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product. Reload paper in the input tray.try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.If the issue persists , continue with the next solution.If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution.Solution three: Make sure the carriage moves freely Use the following steps to make sure the carriage moves freely.Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product, if it is not already on.Open the artridge access door.Figure 9: Open the cartridge access door Without turning off the product, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.WARNING:You must disconnect the power cord to move parts by hand without the risk of an electrical shock.unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.Look inside the product to see where the carriage is stuck, and then check for any torn paper or other objects that might restrict the movement of the carriage.NOTE:You might need a flashlight to illuminate areas inside the product Figure 10: Use a flashlight to see inside the product Remove any loose paper or obstructions you find.Figure 11: Example of obstruction in carriage access area Reach inside the product through the cartridge access door, and then manually move the carriage. You might have to reach through the paper output tray to access the carriage.If the carriage is stuck on the right side of the product , move the carriage to the left side of the product.If the carriage is stuck on the left side of the product , move the carriage to the right side of the product.Make sure the carriage moves freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left, and then to the right.Close the cartridge access door.Figure 12: Close the cartridge access door. Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product. Try to print a self-test report. See the steps on how to print a self-test report at the beginning of this document.If these steps resolved the issue , and the self-test report prints , there is no need to continue troubleshooting. If the issue persists , continue with the next solution. If the self-test report does not print , continue with the next solution. four: Remove and reinstall the cartridges Improper placement or installation of the cartridges can cause the product to indicate a carriage jam error.

Oct 12, 2011 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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The printer cartidge carrier keeps jamming. How


Solution
Follow these steps until the error message is resolved.
Step one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again

1. Press the On button ( ) to turn the product off.
2. Press the On button ( ) again to turn the product on.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step two: Clear any paper jam
1. Turn off the product and unplug the power cord.
2. Turn the product around to access the back of the product.
3. Open the rear access door:
1.Locate the tab on the left side of the door and press it toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
2. As the door shifts to the right, pull the door out slightly to release.
3.When the door is released, gently remove the door by sliding the door out and to the left.

4. From the rear access opening, gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.
5. Replace the rear access door:
1.Insert the two posts on the right of the door into the holes on the right side of the opening.
2.Press the tab on the left side of the door toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
3.As the door shifts to the right, push in the left side of the door to lock it into position.
6.Reconnect the power cord and turn the product on.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step three: Make sure that the print carriage can move freely
Follow these instructions to make sure the print carriage can move freely.

1.With the product turned on, open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position.
2.Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the product. Unplug the power cord from the power source. The power cord must be unplugged to allow the parts to be moved by hand and to reset the paper feed mechanism, without the risk of an electrical shock.
3. Looking in through either the print cartridge access door or the output paper tray, make sure the print cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving.
4.Make sure the print carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found.
You may have to reach through the output paper tray to access the print carriage.
5.Close the print cartridge access door and plug the power cord back to the back of the product. Plug the power cord into the power source.
6.Press the On button to turn on the product.

Step four: Remove the print cartridges
Improper placement or installation of the print cartridges can cause a carriage stall error condition. Follow these instructions to remove the print cartridges.

1.Make sure the printer is turned on.
2.Open the print cartridge access door, and then wait until the print carriage is idle and silent.

3.Press down lightly on the end of each print cartridge to release it.
*
The tri-color print cartridge is on the left.
*
The black or photo print cartridge is on the right.

4.Slide both cartridges out and place them on a clean sheet of paper.

5.Disconnect the power cord.
6.Move the carriage all the way to the left with your hand.
7.Close the print cartridge access door.
8.Reconnect the power cord.
9.Turn the product on, if necessary.

If the error message is resolved, the placement of the print cartridges caused the problem. Complete Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges. There is no need to complete any steps after Step five.
If the error message is not resolved, complete Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges, and then continue with the subsequent steps.
Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges
Follow these instructions to reinstall the print cartridges.

1. Make sure the product is turned on, and then install the proper print cartridges:
1.Hold the print cartridge so that the nozzles are down and the contacts face toward the printer.
2.Place the cartridge in front of the correct slot.
*
Tri-color cartridges are marked with a triangle and go into the left carriage slot.
*
Black cartridges are marked with a square or pentagon and go into the right carriage slot.

3.Push the cartridge firmly into the slot until it snaps into place.

2.Close the print cartridge access door.
3.Align the print cartridges.
1.Press OK at each of the prompts on the control panel to start print cartridge alignment.
2.After the page prints, alignment is complete.
4.Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step six: Make sure the control-panel faceplate is correctly installed
If the front panel faceplate (overlay) is already installed, and your product has been working for some time, do not attempt to re-install the faceplate. Press firmly on the faceplate to make sure it is fully seated, and then continue to Step seven: Plug the product directly into a wall outlet.
If the product has not been set up before, follow these instructions to make sure the front panel faceplate is correctly installed.

1.Position the control panel faceplate above the product.
2.Press down firmly on all edges of the faceplate to secure it.

3.Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step seven: Plug the All-in-One directly into a wall outlet
Follow these instructions to make sure that the product is properly connected to a suitable power source.

1.Make sure that the computer and the product have a three-prong power plug.
2.Unplug the power cable from the back of the product.
3.Unplug the product cable from any power strips or surge suppressors, and plug it directly into a grounded (three-prong) wall outlet.
4.Plug the power cable into the back of the product.
5.Try the print job again to see if this step resolved the issue.

If the error message is resolved, you do not need to continue with the rest of the instructions on this page.
If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step eight: Perform a partial reset
Follow these instructions to perform a partial reset of the product.

1.Turn the product off by pressing the On ( ) button.
2.Unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
3.Plug the power cord back into the product.
4.Turn the product on by pressing the On ( ) button.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step nine: Print a self-test page
Follow these instructions to print a self-test page.

1.Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.
2.Press the Setup ( ) button until Print Report appears, and then press the OK button. Self-Test Report appears on the control panel display.
3.Press the OK button.
The product prints a self-test report.

If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step.
Step ten: Service the All-in-One

Jan 26, 2010 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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All lights rapidly flashing--ink cartridges wont


i had this problem and found that holding down the power button for 5 seconds and then letting it power oww, solved the problem for me. if that fails, unplug the power cord and allow printer to sit for a few minutes. My 6940 gives me a bit too much trouble at times!!!

Dec 26, 2009 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

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Lights are flashing on printer and it will not print . the voice says there is a problem with the printer. I did the alignment process but the voice keeps saying there is a problem. I took both cartridges...


There 3 light on the printer that able to indicate to user when problem occur. Which is the light u mean here?
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1st button light blink rapidly = the printer may be out of paper, so load more paper and press the 1st button itself to continue. Or may be paper jam is occur, so clear the paper jam and press the 1st button light itself to continue.

If 1st button light blink slowly = mean the cartridge carriers are stuck, so raise the scanner unit and remove any object blocking the path of the cartridge carrier, make sure the cartridge are closed and installed properly, then lift the scanner unit, gently push the scanner support towards the cartridge carriers, and carefully lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed. After that press the 1st button itself to continue.

If 2nd LED light blinking = the color cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 2nd LED light is ON = the color cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

If 3rd LED light blinking = the black cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 3rd LED light is ON = the black cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

YBC (/\)

Sep 28, 2009 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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The amber lights are blinking next to the printer icons and exclamation points on top of the printer. How do i get that to stop so my print job can go through?


There 3 light on the printer that able to indicate to user when problem occur.
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1st button light blink rapidly = the printer may be out of paper, so load more paper and press the 1st button itself to continue. Or may be paper jam is occur, so clear the paper jam and press the 1st button light itself to continue.

If 1st button light blink slowly = mean the cartridge carriers are stuck, so raise the scanner unit and remove any object blocking the path of the cartridge carrier, make sure the cartridge are closed and installed properly, then lift the scanner unit, gently push the scanner support towards the cartridge carriers, and carefully lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed. After that press the 1st button itself to continue.

If 2nd LED light blinking = the color cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 2nd LED light is ON = the color cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

If 3rd LED light blinking = the black cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 3rd LED light is ON = the black cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

YBC (/\)

Aug 06, 2009 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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My printer made a weird noise and now says "Open door Clear carriage jam and then press Enter". How do I clear a carriage jam? I have opened the top cover and usually the print cartridges move to the...


Issue The error ' Open Door, Clear Carriage Jam, and then Press Enter ' displays on the product. The following symptoms might also accompany this error:
* The product will not print. * Printing stops unexpectedly. * The carriage does not move.
Try the following solutions in the order presented to resolve the issue. When one of the solutions resolves the issue, there is no need to continue troubleshooting. Solution one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product. 2. Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on again.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution two: Clear any paper jam A carriage jam might follow a paper jam. Follow these steps to check for and remove any jammed paper. Step one: Check for and remove any loose paper from the input tray Remove any loose paper from the input tray, the output tray, and the automatic document feeder (ADF). CAUTION: Do not remove jammed paper at this stage. Step two: Clear a paper jam from the rear access door WARNING: Always clear paper jams through the back door if possible. To avoid tearing the paper and damaging the print mechanism, pull paper from the printer slowly and gently. Avoid touching the internal components of the printer.
1. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the printer. 2. Remove the back door and remove as much jammed paper as possible.
3.Replace the back door and open the carriage access door. If there is paper visible that cannot be removed through the back door, gently pull it out from the front.
4. Reconnect the power cord and close the printer.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution three: Make sure that the carriage moves freely
1. With the product turned on, open the cartridge access door. The carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position. 2. Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the product. WARNING: You must disconnect the power cord to move parts by hand without the risk of an electrical shock. 3. Look in through either the cartridge access door or the output paper tray to make sure that the cartridges are secure in the carriage and not loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving. 4. Make sure the carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found. You might have to reach through the output paper tray to access the carriage. 5. Close the cartridge access door and reconnect the power cord to the product. 6. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.
Solution four: Remove and reinsert the print cartridges Incorrect installation of the print cartridges can cause the product to show a false carriage jam. Follow these steps to remove, and then reinstall the print cartridges. Step one: Remove the print cartridges
1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product. 2. Open the front of the product to access the carriage. The carriage moves to the center of the product.
3. Unlatch the two print cartridge latches, and then raise the latches. 4. Remove the print cartridges.
Step two: Reinsert the print cartridges
1. One at a time, hold a print cartridge with the printed label up, and then slide the print cartridge into its slot. Repeat this step for the other print cartridge.
# NOTE: Insert the black print cartridge into the slot with the gray latch, and insert the color cartridge into the slot with the blue latch. # Grasp the end of the latch on the cartridge slot with your thumb, and then pull the end of the latch toward you. While holding the latch, press down on the top of the latch until it stops, and then release the end of the latch so that it catches under the tabs. CAUTION: To avoid damaging the product, do not force the latches into place.

3. Close the product cover. A message displays on the control panel to align the print cartridges. 4. Press the Enter button to begin the cartridge alignment. Two pages print. Follow the instructions printed on the second page to complete the alignment. 5. Try the print job again.
* If these steps resolved the issue , you do not need to continue troubleshooting. * If the issue persists , continue to the next solution.

Jul 08, 2009 | HP PSC 2175 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Print cartridge carriage is stalled


Hi,
There are a few steps to follow to check the Printer.

Step one: Turn the All-in-One off and on again
  1. Press the On button to turn the product off.
  2. Press the On button again to turn the product on.
If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step. Step two: Clear any paper jam Follow these instructions to clear a paper jam. CAUTION: All paper jams must be removed from the back of the product through the rear access door. Pulling the paper from the front of the product rotates the paper feed roller in the wrong direction and can damage the product.
  1. Turn off the product and unplug the power cord.
  2. Turn the product around to access the back of the product.
  3. Open the rear access door:
    1. Locate the tab on the left side of the door and press it toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
    2. As the door shifts to the right, pull the door out slightly to release.
    3. When the door is released, gently remove the door by sliding the door out and to the left.
    1. From the rear access opening, gently pull the jammed paper out of the rollers.
    NOTE: If the paper tears when you are removing it from the rollers, check the rollers and wheels for torn pieces of paper that might be remaining inside the product. If all the pieces of paper are not removed from the product, more paper jams are likely to occur.
    1. Replace the rear access door:
    2. Insert the two posts on the right of the door into the holes on the right side of the opening.
    3. Press the tab on the left side of the door toward the right. The door will shift slightly to the right.
    4. As the door shifts to the right, push in the left side of the door to lock it into position.
    5. Reconnect the power cord and turn the product on.
    Step three: Make sure that the print carriage can move freely Follow these instructions to make sure the print carriage can move freely.
    1. With the product turned on, open the print cartridge access door. The print carriage might try to move into the access area. If so, allow it to move to that position.
    2. Without turning off the product, unplug the power cord from the back of the product. Unplug the power cord from the power source. The power cord must be unplugged to allow the parts to be moved by hand and to reset the paper feed mechanism, without the risk of an electrical shock.
    3. Looking in through either the print cartridge access door or the output paper tray, make sure the print cartridges are locked into the carriage and have not come loose. Also, make sure that there are no obstructions under or around the carriage to block it from moving.
    4. Make sure the print carriage can move freely across the width of the product by gently pushing the carriage to the left and then to the right. Clear any obstructions found. You may have to reach through the output paper tray to access the print carriage.
    5. Close the print cartridge access door and plug the power cord back to the back of the product. Plug the power cord into the power source.
    6. Press the On button to turn on the product.
    If the error message is not resolved, continue to the next step. Step four: Remove the print cartridges Improper placement or installation of the print cartridges can cause a carriage stall error condition. Follow these instructions to remove the print cartridges.
    1. Make sure the printer is turned on.
    2. Open the print cartridge access door, and then wait until the print carriage is idle and silent.
    Press down lightly on the end of each print cartridge to release it.
    • The tri-color print cartridge is on the left.
    • The black or photo print cartridge is on the right.
    Slide both cartridges out and place them on a clean sheet of paper. CAUTION: Do not touch the ink nozzles or copper-colored contacts. Touching these parts could result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts.

    1. Disconnect the power cord.
    2. Move the carriage all the way to the left with your hand.
    3. Close the print cartridge access door.
    4. Reconnect the power cord.
    5. Turn the product on, if necessary.
    6. If the error message is resolved, the placement of the print cartridges caused the problem. Complete Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges. There is no need to complete any steps after Step five.
    If the error message is not resolved, complete Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges, and then continue with the subsequent steps. Step five: Reinstall the print cartridges step 6, Partial reset Follow these instructions to perform a partial reset of the product.
    1. Turn the product off by pressing the On button.
    2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the product.
    3. Plug the power cord back into the product.
    4. Turn the product on by pressing the On button
    1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.
    2. Press the Setup button until Print Report appears, and then press the OK button. Self-Test Report appears on the control panel display.
    3. Press the OK button. The product prints a self-test report.
    Hopefully fixing the problem for you
    Regards
    Richard.

    Apr 26, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    Cartridge holder won't move when i press button to change ink


    Hi, it's not ready for a replacement cartridge yet, the printer is only LOW on ink not OUT of ink. continue to use the printer until the flashing red light remains on solidly, then the head will move to the replace cartridge poswition when you press the button.

    Feb 12, 2009 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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    Replacing ink cartridge


    Hi, it sounds like it's not ready for a replacement cartridge yet, the printer is only LOW on ink not OUT of ink. continue to use the printer until the flashing red light remains on solidly, then the head will move to the replace cartridge position when you press the button.

    Feb 10, 2009 | Epson Stylus Multifunction Inkjet Printer/...

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    Lexmark x2500


    There 3 light on the printer that able to indicate to user when problem occur. Find your printer error accordingly as below and may solve your printer problem.

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    1st button light blink rapidly = the printer may be out of paper, so load more paper and press the 1st button itself to continue. Or may be paper jam is occur, so clear the paper jam and press the 1st button light itself to continue.

    If 1st button light blink slowly = mean the cartridge carriers are stuck, so raise the scanner unit and remove any object blocking the path of the cartridge carrier, make sure the cartridge are closed and installed properly, then lift the scanner unit, gently push the scanner support towards the cartridge carriers, and carefully lower the scanner unit until it is completely closed. After that press the 1st button itself to continue.

    If 2nd LED light blinking = the color cartridge need to be replaced soon.

    If 2nd LED light is ON = the color cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

    If 3rd LED light blinking = the black cartridge need to be replaced soon.

    If 3rd LED light is ON = the black cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

    Hope this help.

    YBC (/\)

    Feb 05, 2009 | Lexmark X2500 All-In-One Printer

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