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Blinking lights (all 3) after replacing an original HP 310 black ink on my HP Desktop 2540 printer

Before I replaced cartridge only one light blinked, after all 3 blinked! Does not want to print nor copy

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    Mazliza Cumming Mar 31, 2014

    Sorted it all out myself! Read the manual to find out what those lights mean! It turned out I didn't close the printer flap/door after I replaced the ink! Door shut, lights off n printer works again! praise The Lord!

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Just celaning contacts of cartridge and try again

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