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I can not get printer to print. Print head and ink cartridges are clicked in. Error message says "print head loose or missing". I have removed and reinserted several times. Still won't work. Ink cartridges are over half full. This is a brand new printer and has not printed anything yet. Getting frustrated. Ready to return printer and get my money back.

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Probably a factory defect. Return the printer and get your money back.

Posted on Sep 27, 2011

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