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Ink system Failure error #OXCO5d1281 can not find

Ink system Failure error #OXCO5d1281 can not find this error any place for recomendations to troubleshoot went thru troubleshooting procedures completly reloaded driver for the printer ????

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  1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
    NOTE: The USB cable connects to the port on the back of the product. The port is labeled with the USB icon (Ink system Failure error #OXCO5d1281 can not find - c01424575.gif ). Figure 2: Example USB connection (your product might not look exactly the same as this example)c01651067.gif
  2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
  3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
  4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  5. Wait 60 seconds.
  6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatInk system Failure error #OXCO5d1281 can not find - c01602202.gifn, press the Power button (c01602202.gif ).
  7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
  8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
  9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.
Solution two: Service the product If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010


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