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Problem with ink cartridge

I have a HP PSC 1610v. When I last went to change ink cartridges the black cartridge would not stay locked in to its place so I can't print. I have tried looking for paper jams (I keep getting an error message stating I have one) but haven't found any. I have cleaned what I could get to inside the printer but still can't get the one cartridge to stay locked into place. Btw, it's not the cartridge because the old one won't lock back in either. They click into place then loosely drop back out. Thanks.

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Re: problem with ink cartridge

There is something broke with the piece that keeps it in place. You need to take it out and look real close to how it works. Look at how the color works and compare the two.

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