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I can not get my printer to print at all. it says

I can not get my printer to print at all. it says unable to initiate. i have unplugged the printer checked all the ink, uninstalled and reinstalled the port. any other idea's

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If there is no jam it is generally a mechanical issue such as...

1. The planetary arm assembly not engaged correctly
2. Ink cartridge/purge switch harness not connected correctly
3. Purge cam switch broken
4. Gear(s) on maintenance unit broken
5. Paper feed motor broken
6. Main PCB defective

I find that if there was a paper jam, and the user pulled the paper out, option 4 is most likely. It is the smallest of cracks but ruins everything!

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