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Diskjet6122 the light that looks like a tear (right below the X) keeps blinking. Cant get the printer to print after I changed the ink cartridge.

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  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    i have no idea what the tear drop shaped light does and mine is blinking and it won't print.

  • leisureman Mar 14, 2009

    The cartridge status light keeps blinking. I have checked the ink levels in both color and black ink cartridges, and they are fine. I cleaned the print heads, and the light still keeps blinking.

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The indicator light blinks, it says you're low on ink in one or both cartridges. If you've changed cartridges and it still blinks, you may have stuck or dirty pins in the cartridge station(s). Use a damp, lint free cloth to make sure the pins are clean and move freely

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