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TO WHOM IT CONCERNS , MY PRINTER STOP WORKING WHEN I CHANGED THE COLOR INK.

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  • Default KITT
    Default KITT May 11, 2010

    One Posabilaty is that the contacts on the cartedge arnt toching very well with the printers connection ribbon.

  • Jem
    Jem May 11, 2010

    Dodgeman1967,

    I sure one of the many helpful people here will be glad to help you (my self included) if you can provide us with just a few more details.

    A)What is the make/ model of the printer?
    B)Are you receiving any error messages from your pc when you try to print?
    C) Any additional information you can give will be helpful

    Im sure we should be able to help,
    Jem


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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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