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My printer says print cartridges and refer to printer documentation

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Re: message on the LCD

  1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Wait two minutes.
  5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
  7. Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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If you would like to save money, try refill kit by "ROADINK".

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