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I have a problem w/ my printer w/c i used a ciss ink supply i used it for a year but suddenly 1 weak ago i cant finish a print for 1 page cause it has a problem it says out of ink.

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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