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Black ink(56) cartridge

Amber light is blinking. Troubleshooter indicated that cartridge was bad to replace it. I did so. As soon as I replaced it the light began blinking again. It will print in tri-color back-up mode.

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Please take out the cartridge and look at the ribbon circuits behind that. does it look like there a hole poked in it?

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