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Q: Are the 1525, 1526, MPS-801 and MPS-803 all different printers or just two printers with different names?

head and cleaning it from the inside. This is usually effective, but he careful that you don't lose any of the dozens of tiny parts.

Q; What would make a 15-i 1 loch up and

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Q: For some lime now my C-6-t has refused to broadcast sounds that are a part of the programs I use. I took it to a computer

repair store, and the staff there said the problem was a bloum audio fuse. I'd like to install tliefuse myself but I haven't found a place that sells them. Can you help? Kevin Brown HancetnUe, AL


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Q: For some reason my MPS-802 dot ma trix printer no longer prints the top row of dots for each character. I replaced the rib bon, but tliat didn't help. Wluit's wrong,

and how can I get it repaired?

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