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Print cartridge Hello - I have installed new print cartridges and the ink light continues to blink.  When I open the cover, the cartridge holder points to a sad face.  Not sure what this means.  Can you help?

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HPdeskjet 3820 cartridge light keeps flashing after putting in new cartridges. Plastic tape removed, cartridges check and nothing worng with them. JoAnne

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This may sound simple, but did you remember to remove the tape covering from the ink cartridge before installing it? If so, run a self-test and let me know the results:

1. Turn the printer ON.
2. Press and hold the POWER button.
3. Press the RESUME button FOUR times.
4. Release the POWER button.

You should get a nicely printed self-test. If it fails, there may be other troubleshooting methods we can employ.
I hope this helps!
Regards,
Char1ieJ

Posted on Nov 18, 2008

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