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The red and the green lights on my HP 842C printer will not stop blinking. Also when I open the cover the ink cartridges stay hidden off to the right side.

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You have to take off the clear strip of plastic over the copper area, or the printer will not detect it. There should be a green pull-tab on the cartridge.

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SOURCE: The ink light blinks all the time since I replaced the color

The ink light flashes when the top cover is open...check the switch that tells the printer when the cover is closed.

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