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Not printing I just put in a new cartridge and it won't print at all. I don't know how to get to the automatic cleaning option.

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Forgive me for asking, but are you sure you removed the protective tape on the bottom corner of the cartridge?

You might want to print a diagnostic test print. With th eprinter on, press and hold the power button and hit the (X) cancel button, then release both buttons.

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