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Not printing tried a test print, didn't print anything just bought new ink to put in, and still flashing ink light on printer restarted computer, and turned off and on printer

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If you are certain you installed the ink cartridge correctly then it sounds like the cartridge sensor has failed. This is fairly common with inkjet printers, give HP a call, it may still be under warranty:

800-474-6836

Posted on Jun 25, 2009

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