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Printer not working

Have printer that I changed the ink cartridges & now will not print. The green on light is blinking.

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Re: printer not working

1 Did you test the cartridge by dabbing it on a wet towel
to see if ink blots the towel
2. make sure the cartridge is seated and latched properly
3 Go to printers find your printer R click select properties
check to see if detect printer cartridge type is checked
make sure type of catridge is set (color or black)
4.Press the reset button
5. unplug the printer for about 15 minutes and plug it
back in
Try the above not neccessarily in the above order

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