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Photo printing I printed 124 4x6 photos, i had to change some of the cartridges during printing. My printer says: printer error, see documentation or call your service tech. The light is stuck on memory card and that is all it will do.

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Re: photo printing

This may be a waste ink chamber problem -how many pictures have you made over its lifetime? download this utility Install it and set it for your printer right click on the task bar icon, and you will see various things you can do. 1st. use 'Reset All Counters' And of course do read the manual Further help may be obtained from

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Follow the steps below to do this....

Step one: Remove the black, photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge

The black, photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge is in the right side of the carriage. -Lower the cover of the product.
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If the print cartridge status light is off, proceed to Step three: Manually clean the print cartridge.
Step two: Replace the black, photo print cartridge, or the gray photo print cartridge and remove the tri-color print cartridge
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The tri-color print cartridge is in the left side of the carriage.
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Step three: Manually clean the print cartridge
1. Gather the following items to clean the print cartridge and carriage:
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o Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well).
o Sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridges on during cleaning.
2. Open the product cover, and wait until the carriage stops moving.
3. Remove the print cartridge, and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.

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4. Unplug the product.
5. Dip a swab in the clean water, and then squeeze it to remove most of the moisture. The swab should be only slightly damp.
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9. Reinstall the print cartridge.
10. Plug the product back in.
11. Close the product cover.

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