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My brother printer model (mfc 620-cn) is unable to clean,unable to print. It has no paper or other objects jammed in it.It has ink ,does anyone have any ideas what maybe causing the problem.

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Probably refers to a clogged print head. in the long run it would be cheaper to buy another unit instead of repairing old one.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

Testimonial: "thanks, I thought that would be the case considering printers are fairly cheap,Thanks for the info."

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Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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