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Printer blinking so, the printer  "check paper" and "check print cartridge" lights are both blinking, though I've checked both. also, in the window with the number of copes wanted there is an E. what might I do? thanks! Emily

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  • Reijo Jan 22, 2008

    I am having the same problem. I needed to replace my black cartridge and did so but am still getting the same error message. I unplugged the printer, checked for paper jam and still nothing.

  • Reijo Feb 23, 2008

    Printer says "check print cartridges" and there is an E in the window with the number of copes wanted. It appeared from my printing that I needed a new cartridge which I bought. When it was replaced my printer printed the test page and again I got the same message. I unplugged it for about 5 minutes, plugged it back in, got the test page and again the E. I've done this several times with the same problem. Could it be that I need a new COLOR cartridge as well? I hate to put more money into this printer if it's something else. Any advice?

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The E usually represents paper jam
unplug from wall socket and then replug and try printing

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