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HP Deskjet 6940 not printing after replacing ink cartridge

My HP Deskjet 6940 is not printing. The color (left) low ink light is dark and the black (right) low ink light is flashing. I replaced the black ink cartridge with a new one but the low ink light continues to flash. No tears/rips in the circuit strip and all the copper leads appear to be connected. I alcohol-swabbed the connections and still nothing.

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  • jzutz Oct 28, 2008

    same as above...replaced black ink cartridge and printer will not print.

  • mjolnir Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem, except that it's the color cartridge that is giving me trouble... I removed the cartridge, and the printer prints fine without it (just no color), but as soon as a new one is installed, I get the "Problem with Ink Cartridge: Tri-color"

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    After replacing the black I have the same problem.

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My HP Deskjet 6940 is not printing. The color (left) low ink light is dark and the black (right) low ink light is flashing. I replaced the black ink cartridge with a new one but the low ink light continues to flash. No tears/rips in the circuit strip and all the copper leads appear to be connected

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