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Error Message Insert Cartridge

My MF3110 was working fine all of a sudden I got 2 prints dark, removed the Cartridge and inserted it in after shaking it, Now it is saying Insert Cartridge. have tried to reset the cartridge many time and power reset also but still same.

Will this be fixed If I install a new cartridge ?

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  • attygirl Nov 03, 2008

    I am having the same problem. Anyway have a solution?

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I had same problem with my canonmf 3240 printer .which is similar to mf 3110.
and i have solved problem. and it works great.you can see how i have solve the problem
under my name GIRISH PATEL.and posted on 11-29-08.

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Good luck - very little support for this printer in my experience. I am having the same problem and have yet to find a solution.

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