My printer has been playing me up for the last couple of weeks, refusing to print anything for me and not even presenting m e with a good blank page on which to type.
I didn't think there was much wrong with my printer, I suspected that the fault (dear Brutus) lay with me. As to what that fault was I had no idea. So, I called in an expert (my son, who is good at solving most fairly minor problems.)
A couple of weeks ago I put in a new black cartridge - a job I have done many times before but not recently as I haven't printed much lately.
It didn't take him long to locate the problem. When I had inserted the new cartridge I had forgotten to pull off the plastic tab, so the ink was unable to 'get out'. Two minutes and the problem was solved. As to not presenting me with a new blank page, I had just forgotten how to perform the operation.
I suppose it is like everything else, if one doesn't do something on the computer regularly then one forgets how to do it. I think, basically, I am still just a little bit in awe of the machine - and it knows it and takes advantage of me. So there you have it. I am already giving it a personality - I shall be christening it with a name next. I would do so now except I can't decide whether it is is a he or a she!