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Epsom Stylus Photo R300

When I load the CD tray to try and print a CD label I keep getting the message that the tray is not loaded correctly and to reload and press the Maintence Button. The Ink cartriges pass over the top ot the label but do not print on to the label. Any suggestions????????

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Re: Epsom Stylus Photo R300

Yes I had a similar problem and in fact returned my printer for a replacement. You need clearance as the CD tray emerges some 2.5 to 3 inches behind the printer. If the tray hits an obstacle it is unable to correctly line up for printing and the trat is rejected

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