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No go , error mesage says ink delivery system fault . I am a qualified electronics tech but not worked on printers so any help would be appreciated. Peter Damiani

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This means that the cartridges no longer communicate correctly with the printer. First you need to take them out and clean the contacts - both on the cartridge and the carriage. Then you need to reset it : unplug the USB cable and restart the printer; take out the cartridges and restart the printer; wait for the Insert Ink Cartridges message to display and restart the printer - wait one minute before powering it; again wait for the message and put the cartridges back in. That should be enough.

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