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Printer and Making Copies does not work!

What's wrong with our printer? The printer shows I have ink, but it does not print, black or color. A few times, it would print parts of what was to be printed. Then, the next time, it would not print at all, that includes making copies, too. Help! We have tried doing troulbleshoot, that doesn't work. What would the problem be? What's to be copied goes through, and it says printing. There's 1 beep, and it stops. I've gone back through the set-up. I've copied many, many times, no problem. Suddenly it won't copy.

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Re: Printer and Making Copies does not work!

Will the machine run a paper path test?
This sounds like it could be a sensor indicating a paper jam, if this is the case, it won't run anything through the paper path (not even a blank page).

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