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My hp officejet pro k5400 cartridge cover keeps opening. The cartridges keep pushing out making the cover come open. Then the yellow and black lights keep flashing. I have replaced the cartridges and when I check the ink levels I get different readings. Either empty or half full. What is causing this. I can't not print and I have only had this printer a little over a year.

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It sounds like the locking mechinism is not latiching down tight go to www.hp.com and imput your printer number and you can get help withthis problem from them and if you register it it may be a free fix.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009

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