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My printer has gone A-wall

My printer for work was working fine, until it just basically will not print anything, will not automatic feed paper, the lights for the ink keep blinking and the cartridges automatically move to the complete right of the printer. When I try and move the cartridges back to there proper place, the paper feed light comes on.

So my worry is how in the world do I fix this problem?

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Re: My printer has gone A-wall

I had the same problem but i finally figured it out

1. open the cover

2. pull the ink cartrage thing to the right while you push the center paper feed button

3. it should move now

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Re: My printer has gone A-wall


Or check you manual for a reset routine.

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