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After changing the ink cartridge, my printer wouldn't print.

I have an HP Photosmart C3100 Series All-in-One. When I changed the ink for the first time after getting it, it refused to print. It says that there's something wrong with the "feed" so I made sure the paper was placed in correctly according to the directions and tried printing again, only to encounter the same issue with the feed. I bought the printer new, and everything worked fine before the cartridge was changed.

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