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We purchased a new cartridge because it said install new ink cartridge,we installed new cartridge it still says install new ink cartridge and will not receive or send faxes

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It will not send or receive a fax if the error is still there. Clear the error by trying these steps:
-open cartridge door and remove the cartridge
-unplug the power cord at the back of printer
-after 30 seconds, plug the cord and turn on the printer. It will ask for the cartridge.
-Open the cartridge door and insert the cartridge
-close the access door
-if the error is cleared, try faxing again.

I hope this helps.

Regards,

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