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Installing cartridge First of all it was a Brother 540cn   Found directions to install cartridge on line.  Thanks anyway

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Re: installing cartridge

Hi susi

pls. check the label on cartridge and first of all pls. pull out the safety strip on left side on cartridge
then pick the cartridge from label side and push in the printer gently

best regards

Posted on Jan 25, 2008

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