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Machine not printing

My HP1040 fax machine is suddenly not printing the faxes that are sent. It will also not make copies. The ink cartridge is still 2/3 full. I have tried disconnecting the power and connecting it again but this does not solve the problem. Any suggestions would be appreciated

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Re: Machine not printing

Try to go a setup and option clean the cartridge

Posted on Feb 05, 2008

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