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C43sx both lights on

Turning on the printer, the head moves a little bit to the left then red light on (not blinking). Pushing paper/ink button , head move to left again.... and again.... and again. Replace new Ink cartridge both black and color same problem. Counter reseting.... not work. Any idea?


thanks jez Turning on the printer, the head moves a little bit to the left then red light on (not blinking). Pushing paper/ink button , head move to left again.... and again.... and again. Replace new Ink cartridge both black and color same problem. Counter reseting.... not work. Any idea?

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Ok...start by removing the drivers from control panel, go to website and get new drivers, install them, try it again.

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