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The ink light blinks all the time since I replaced the color

I replaced the color ink cart. and now the ink light blinks all the time and my printer won't print. My printer is the HP Deskjet 842C.

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  • jeffjanoufan Feb 25, 2009

    What fixed it was I took out the cartridge that I had refilled and put in a new one I bought. I don't recommend refilling cartridges. I took it back and got my money refunded.

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2009

    I had the same problem.  I had replaced the cartiridge with a refilled one and the yellow light came on.  Took it out, put the old cartridge back in and printer is working again.

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The ink light flashes when the top cover is open...check the switch that tells the printer when the cover is closed.

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