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Cartridges are not moving

When turning printer on I get a warning that the cartridges cannot move.
It's stack at the left end of the axis (away from the buttons).
I am looking for instruction for removing the covers and solve this.

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Go to ur Manuel and it will tell you.......if u dont have it go to the help line from HP....LOOKS TO ME U HAVE NOT INSTALLED CARTRIDGE PROPER......as it cam loose......if u can fix the problen bring it to a repair shop

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