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This is a new printer. I printed 5 pages of black and now the printer displays "out of ink" ... continuous red light. What can I do. I bought the same printer Sept. 2007 and used it for only a

This is a new printer, purchased in Sept. '08. I printed about 5-10 81/2 X 11 pages in b/w. The next time I turned my printer on, the continuous red light came on indicating "out of ink". Last Sept. I had bought a new printer of this exact kind and it worked for about 6 months and the same thing happened only after using it for about 100 or so sheets of this same size. I didn't use it any more. I now need a printer and bought this one new, thinking maybe the other one was just had been a bad make or something. Can you help me?

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Assume all the ink cartridges are original because a fake one may give that type of warning. I would open the printer and check that the plastic sheet covering the cartridge opening has been taken away. I would take out each cartridge and put it back. If the problem persists, it is likely that the ink in the tank had been dried out (very old stock) or the printer ink sensor is busted. It should still be under warranty I hope.

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