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All ink cartridges are full and still always says ink system failure

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Hi Debra,

Ink system failure is not related to the cartridge, it deal with the printer ink delivery mechanism hardware. It's an hardware issue.

Please CLICK HERE and you will find the steps to guide you in fixing this problem.

Regards
Riztech

Posted on May 23, 2011

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