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My r300 stopped working. i changed an ink cartridge and it started printing stuff I'd forgotten about, so I went to the control panel and must have deleted it. I added it back but it says there is an error. Please help!!!

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I have had this problem, i found i had to delte the whole printer from pc and re-install again, it means that the drivers have messed themselves up. just uninstall and then re-install and things should be ok

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