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I keep getting the error message that it "unable to init "

I replaced the ink ,closed the case and it just keeps giving me the same message.I tried unplugging it for a few minutes ,turning it off ,opening ,closing. Help !
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  • freeganvegan Apr 09, 2009

    I keep getting the message √ľnable to init... consutl your users guide."

    Tried turning it off and on, rebooted PC still there. Downloaded firmware. Still there!

  • pillet Apr 09, 2009

    I get the message "unable to clean - See troubleshooting and routine maintenance in in chapter in users' guide".



    I've tried;

    a] taking the ink out and putting it back and also putting in a new ink well

    b] unplugging the machine for a few minutes and overnight

    But it still will not work.

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Reinstall cartridge and follow instructions precisely because if you don't it won't recognize the cartridge

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