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Missing Imaging Unit

I recently had messages stating that the imaging unit was low and then the message went to "Missing Imaging Unit". I purchased a new imaging unit and installed, but the message is still showing and the printer will not start up. I disconnected the power source, rechecked and reinstalled the imaging unit, but still not luck. Any suggestions? thanks

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Re: Missing Imaging Unit

When I had this problem the solution was a tiny piece of paper which was jammed in the machine.
When the jam was cleared the message went away.
Hope this helps

Posted on Jan 08, 2008

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