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Just installed a new Lexmark 2300 series ink cartridge, printer

Will not print selected text from the web. It will copy a document, but nothing else. The printer had been working fine but noticed my cartridge needed replacing, I did this and now I can't get it to print selected text. I don't know what the problem could be as I have followed the instructions and have removed and installed ink cartridges before. My computer knowldge is just average, I am 76 years old and only had my computer about 2 years. Can you please help me?
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Jeanete Gonzales

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Hello Jeanete. First off, lets make sure that you have the right cartridge model number for your Lexmark Z-2300. Your printer cartridge number should be (Number 31 for black and white). 2nd, make sure that the clear plastic tab has been removed from where the ink comes out of your cartridge to strike the paper. 3nd, make sure that you have it installed properly. This shouldn't be needed, but once you have did everything reboot PC to see if this helps...

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