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I carried the printer downstairs now I get 2 error messages -M78/77 ink cartridges cannot be recognised make sure ink cartridges are correctly installed - replace ink cartridges then press okay

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Have you tried taking out and reinserting the ink cartridges? Also if need be try reinstalling the drivers and go from there. Let me know how it goes and if you need further assistance.
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Lee

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