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Red light blinking, how do I determine which cartridge needs replacement?

Please tell me how to determine which cartridge to replace? I can't find my manual.

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Open lid with power on, carriage should move to left and stop look where it stops on area behind carriage there is a triangle that points to a spot on carriage indicating which ink need attention

Or there is a status monitor that comes with print driver that tells you on computer

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