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NO CARTRIDGE IN SIGHT AND NEEDS REPLACING

I need to replace cartridge. When I lifted cover up, no cartridge was in sight and I cannot get printer to move cartridge so that I can replace it.
At this point, I cannot shut off the printer and the green light keeps blinking. Please help. Thank you.

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  • anng15 Sep 09, 2008

    It finally worked. Thank you so much! I am 85 yrs old and not very user friendly. Am grateful to you.

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Simply unplug your printer and move the cartridge to the right so you can replace the ink

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