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Printer does not print

I have my my printer for over 7 years. It failed to print after installing new cartridges and I realised that the black one had expired though the expiry date had been concealed. I bought it another black cartridges, but the printer failed to print. I took it to the technician who serviced it but started giving a message "Out of paper". When you load the papers, it pulls them up until all are finished without printing anything on any of the papers. I thought that the cartridges purchased locally were fake and I sent for a pair from Hongkong, but it is sttill the same story. Please advise. Thanks.

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Again go the technician and ask him to check the cartridges circiut which may have been damages duo to installing the fake cartridges

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