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Top light with (x) blinking

This problem started after a jam. The next time I tried, the second sheet jammed. The printer appears to collect jobs and reports them but will not print them. Several sheets appeared to print but then had nothing on the paper when they came through. I have turned printer off several times and even unplugged from the wall outlet for over ten minutes, shuffled paper in tray, etc. HELP ! :< (

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Fixed this problem this morning by unplugging the printer from the computer, plugging it back in and changing out both cartridges (color and black) and replacing with new cartridges.

Don't know which helped. I had been unplugging the computer from the power source but not the printer from the computer.

My four year old printer is still cranking - good open forum you provide here. Thank you !
In that spirit, I decided to contribute my update ..... Judy

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