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I put one of the black ink cartridges in the wrong slot and it won't come out. I put in where the thicker one was supposed to go.

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  • kathe53402 Oct 07, 2009

    I have been gently wiggling my ink cartridge because i put it in the wrong slot and it is stuck. MP530. There must be a better way to remove it than to wiggle it. I paid you 12.00 to tell me something that I already knew.

  • kathe53402 Oct 07, 2009

    Thank you.

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Slide it sideways, left and right, and then try to remove it. But do not use to much force as the holder may snap.

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The only option is to slowly wiggle it until it comes free, there no other way to make it easier. Just be very careful as the machin is mostly plastic and will break very easily!!!

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    James Brooks Oct 07, 2009

    smile, you have not paid anything until you accept the answer. And infortunatley there is not fail safe option built into the printers for imprper install. I can't suggest anything that is not possible. What would you rather me tell you to pry it out with a screwdriver? I would not tell you anthing that's wrong....

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