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Can't install the ink cartridge

The cartridge carrier will not move into the center of the printer, it stays out to the left and therefore I am not able to change it.
I have tried to fool it by opening the lid while it was printing b/w but it hastily "took refuge" and hid in the left side.
Hope you can help me

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To get your cartridge installed, first turn your printer off. Open the lid like you normally do to change it. You can physically pull the cartridge carrier to the middle to change it. It will not hurt anything. Just be sure your printer is powered off. You see when it is on, the software keeps track of what character position the printer head is in. Like when you tried to stop it from printing it went to the left or home position because the printer software detected that it was not moving and printing in the right positions of whatever it was that you were printing. So good luck and God bless you. Once you power the printer back up after changing the cartridge everything will work and position itself just fine.

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