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Print unable 51

Sometimes my printer notice this error : print unable 51. What does it mean ?
what is solution ? Please help me .

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Re: print unable 51

Problem with purge station or encoder strip and/or disc defective.

Needs replacement.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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Re: print unable 51

Reinstalled driver from brother. unplugged from computer. unplugged from wall.  held printer upside down while plugged back into wall. (lots of encouraging noises) replugged printer (USB cable) back into computer. Whole F'ing thing works Go figure Buy Lexmark

Posted on Feb 08, 2009

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