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I can not get it to print anything but blank psges

I can not get it to print anything but blank sheets of paper even the prints own test page come out blank there is ink and it was working a few days ago. i am at a lose any and all help would be rad

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Hi

if your printer taking papers it mean your printer is working fine chack your cartrege

clean your cartgerges

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