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Bad printer ???

Hi, I have a HP Deskjet 882C. It's printing weird symbols and letters, it also stops in the middle of printing (when it prints at all). I've tried to reload the printer and drivers. I think the ports are fine (I'm no expert, but I followed the steps to check them and nothing jumped out at at me). It has black ink, but I'm not sure how much color ink it has left b/c I couldn't afford both. I was thinking of buying the color ink so both can be refilled, or maybe a new printer cable? Any other suggestions??

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