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Orange flashing light on printer

When trying to print any document, a message comes up "unable to print". A yellow light is flashing constantly (which is above the cartridge sign). I have checked the estimated ink quantity in the HP settings file and there is 100% colour and 20% black. I have also checked for jams and there are none. I have also reinstalled the printer but the light still flashes and does not allow me to print anything. Is the black ink too low?

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Re: orange flashing light on printer

No the ink is not to low you could try removing the ink cartridges and using a soft cloth wipe clean the little gold contacts on the cartridge and also the printer. Is the ink cartridge a original one if not even though the HP software states that there is 20% in there the likely thing is that the cartridge is empty replace and this should be OK.

I hope the first suggestion works for you as will not cost any money.

Thanks J

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