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Amber light blinking. Do both cartridges have to be installed

I took out the color and the black cartridges, but only relaced the black. Do both have to be installed in order to work.

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  • ljennings199 Dec 22, 2008

    I trashed the color cartridge

    I don't have it any longer. I only have the one black cartridge. My question is if it will work with only one cartrdge???

  • Anonymous Feb 07, 2009

    we have only the color cartridge installed in our hp deskjet 842c. The amber light keeps flashing, but nothing works. Any ideas? We'd like to test, but that doesn't work either.

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You can replace the cartidge that is empty without replacing the other. Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 20, 2008

  • Roy Lonsinger
    Roy Lonsinger Dec 22, 2008

    It should work but you will no longer be able to print in color.

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