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Thank you for your question. I am wondering if this is being caused by a tiny piece of paper stuck or jamming the cartridge tray.
Can you do the following to make sure there is nothing stuck/blocking/jamming anything"
After switching the printer off, opening the lid and gently manually sliding the cartridge-tray to the left very slowly and check for any tiny paper pieces or debris stuck there.
If need be use a Q-tip to gently clean the area.
Now power it back up and see if it works.
If it still does not work please try to re-set the printer? I think you can hold down the power button for a 5 seconds while you start it up this will re-set it and maybe clear the error message.
If you have the manual look for the section where it says to re-set it. Please give that a try as well and let me know if that clears the error.

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