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Red light changed black cartridge, it show tha it's empty,red & green light stays on all the time until i turn the printer of

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Re: red light

It could be a faulty printer cartridge(it happens). One way to check for this is put in your old cartridge(even if its empty!). If the printer goes to a ready state with your old cartridge, then the new cartridge you replaced might be the problem! if you are refilling cartridges, check out this site let me know how this turns out regards, babb

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