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Hp desk jet 940c

Orange and green light flashing. Did log off. Everything was fine until a piece of paper got stuck. Gently removed paper but these two lights keep flashing. Also the cartridge moves to the right and is making strange noises. I have had printer since 2002 and had no problems. Is it time to get a new one?

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Have I got to use both cartridges,black and the color even while one cartridge is empty.

Posted on Apr 14, 2008

Orange and green light flashing. Did log off. Everything was fine until a piece of paper got stuck. Gently removed paper but these two lights keep flashing. Also the cartridge moves to the right and is making strange noises. I have had printer since 2002 and had no problems. Is it time to get a new one?

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

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