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I have and hpdeskjet 960c printer. The amber light over the symbol for the ink cartridges is blinking. I replaced both the black and color cartridges. The light is still blinking and the printer won't print when I send a print command from my computer to the printer. Any suggestions how to get the printer to print? It ran perfectly 2 days ago. The problem occurred on my first print job yesterday.

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Open the top cover and allow the print cradle to move to one of the icons this indicates what the problem might be

it either shows that the cartridge is not inserted properly or the incorrect cartridge
or may be low on ink.

remove the cartridge and reinsert

if all else fails replace with new cartridges

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