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Two lights blinking-error 6000

Cannot print after new ink cartridge been replaced

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Two light blinking means that there no paper in your printer or a missfeed as occurded.....

Take a soft clothe and put warm water on, and take your printhead and gently press it with the clothe...But do not scratch....You'll suppose to have ink on your clothe, if so your printhead is o.k

make sure that your contact are clean between the printhead and the carriage !

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