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Brand new toner (printer is only 2 days old) and the toner light is on and printer won't print

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I suggest you return the printer to wherever you bought it from. It could be a faulty printer. If the printer is only 2 days old it is covered by warranty or you should be able to get an exchange.

Posted on May 28, 2010


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