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Printer not working properly

I replace the ink on my printer MP160 and now I cannot get my work printed. The paper is coming out plain, no printing on it. What must I do?

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  • jah071504 Dec 09, 2008

    I replaced the ink in my PIXMA M160 printer, and it will not print. It says the ink is full

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MY PIXMA printer will not print after I replaced the ink. The error message says the ink is full. What should I do?

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