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Not printing after change of ink cartridges

Changed both #20 and #50 cartridges and then it never printed another page since. No flashing light from the power button. The red LED light that is on the bottom left side of the ink cartridges holder is flashing once every 3 to 5 seconds. I checked all the troubleshooting sections in the manual and still no solution. Please advise. Thank you. Tony

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It looks like the cartriges are not tight enough. Try to reinsert them and restart the printer (unplug and plug back). The blinking LED just indicates that cartriges are not inserted or not properly inserted
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Try opening it again taking them out shut the door, unplug the printers power cord and wait a minute. Plug it back in and power it on the red blinking light should have stopped now and you can try reinstalling the cartridges. Make sure you have installed them properly if you have any more problems post back.

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Did you remove the protective tape from the cart and then installed ...If then please follow these steps :
# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.

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    Anand Kumar Jan 11, 2009

    Then try to print ....

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