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Mechanism error The first error said the printer doesn't move. The fix was turn the printer off and turn it back on. The printer jammed after each page printed. I then took the printer cartriges out and put them back in that seemed to fix the problem yesterday, now this morning the printer is doing the smae again but this time the power button just keeps blinking. It also said there was a paper jam, yet no paper is the machine. I've had the printer for 3 years but only rarily use it. Seems to be a worthless peice of doo doo.

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  • karoguy_you Feb 08, 2009

    HI I even serviced it but still the same... what to do?

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If your are in the philippines I can help you better cause the problem that you had is simple , theres a problem with the service station on your printer ,had you notice that when you open the printer cover the ink carriage wont move to the center?

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Dear, i think that you did not service of your printer from last three years. There is a dust in its rollers and gararies, Dust is the main factor behind these problems. Take it to mechanic for servicing.

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