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Printer does not print scanned or software generated images.

1. This happened very abruptly several days ago.
2. I checked the computer USB ports by using a flash drive, no problems with the USB ports.
3. I connected the printer to my laptop. same results.
4. A second USB 2.0 cable was used, same results.
5. The printer operates properly when cleaning, aligning and printing a test page.

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The ink tube that runs from the rear of the cartridge slot to the print head was clogged. The tube was removed and cleaned with compressed air.

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