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IP3300 Printer gives error message: wrong cartridge or cartridge not correctly installed. 4 blinking amber lights. I made one printout with older cartridge. Then, I installed new cartridge. Now, the printer has this blinking 4 amber light warning. Then I reinstalled the older cartridge. Same thing: 4 blinking amber lights. Please help.

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Ip3300 printer given error message 5100

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While testing the printer the cover must be closed!
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replacinq the printer is testinq the cartridges also with the blinkinq LEDS which are installed on the ink's!
There is a light LED sensor under the cover which detects the blinking.
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Other reason is that you mixed the chips ang give i.e. chip from yellow to blue and blue to i.e.red. and black to yello etc etc. (YOU MIXED THEM :) )
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