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Printer is saying the printer head is not installed

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    i lost yhe disc to installed the printer



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Unplug the Power Supply from the Printer...........
Take Out out both the catridges from the Printer........
Wipe the Copper plates on the catridge with a Dry Paper Towel..........
Now insert both the catridges in the right slot...........
And now try to print it should work.............
Good Luck.............

Posted on Jan 21, 2009


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Warm Regards,
Manoj Joseph
+91 9352008418

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