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My Canon ip1600 wont print with new ink cartridge.

My Canon ip1600 will nop longer print after installing a new black ink cartidge. It worked fine before it ran out of ink.The yellow and green lights alternately blink continuously. The screen on my computer ways its an error5100.

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The yellow and green light flash continuously? is there a break in between the flashing. the amount of flashes means different things.

Here is the help page I found that may help you. Just type in " yellow and green lights alternately blink continuously" in the search field...

Let me know how that works out for you.

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