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Ink cartridge light flashing

Hi there, I followed some instructions on how to replace a ink cartridge when the light is flashing. The new ink is cartridge is the same size as the other ones that I used and it still won't work.

Why is this? Please help-it's been like this for months & I can't figure out why!!!

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Hi,,

maybe you have a wrong model number of your ink or maybe your ink carrier is defective that's why you are encountering that problem...

just try to clean the contact of ink carrier with cloth..

hope this would help you..

Posted on Oct 24, 2008

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In Windows Vista: Click START > CONTROL PANEL > HARDWARE AND SOUND > PRINTERS.

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1. Turn on the printer.

2. Open the scanner and make sure its support locks in place.

3. Press the STOP button. The print head moves to the ink mark to indicate which cartridge is low or expended.

4. Press the STOP button again.

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5. Open the cartridge cover.

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7. Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it four or five times.

8. Remove the cartridge from the package, but be careful not to touch the green chip on the cartridge.

9. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.

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Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.

10. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place.

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