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Orange light blinking on check your cartridge keeps coming on

My All-in-One series printer worked this morning when I printed a copy for my wife. Fifteen minutes later when I tried to copy something else the orange light on the check print cartridge starts blinking and I can't print out a test page per instructions from the booklet. The ink cartridges are relatively new and I have had them checked twice from my local Walgreens. They are printing there. Help.

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Please go to this link at HP online support and follow the instructions to reseat, and possibly clean your cartridge contacts. Try reseating again if it doesn't work the first time. If you're not successful, you can try to reset the printer by turning it off, uplugging the power cable from the back of the printer, wait a few moments, then reconnect and turn on. Sometimes this will clear the error light.
Don't use the cleaning and alignment tools unnecessarily, as this can compound the buildup of ink around the print head.
If all this fails, you may need to replace the cartridge to get the printer to work...the fault is not always a lack of ink.

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Posted on May 19, 2009

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Hi!

It is a very common problem and it can be resolved easily. Please see the following HP links to resolve the issue you are facing with---

HP Photosmart

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HP All-in-One

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