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I have an HP1020 on a IMAC. Makes an aweful sound after turning on the power. When printing, the papers dont come out totally, it stops. The black ink spears on the page. Just updated the drivers. Should I bring this in to get it fixed or throw it away. Is it fixable.

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Toner cartridge may be deffective. If new cartidge is around USD 100 in your'e region, I suggest getting a new printer

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