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Cartridge Do the 2 cartridges have to be full for printer to work?

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    my hp psc 950xi shows incorrect color cartridge. cartridge is new, and is the 78 which the machine calls for.

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Thanks, this link really helps

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Hi Chicadeoro,

Please click on the web link given below and perform the steps as provided in the web page to fix the issue further.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpu03017&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=60259

Have a great day!

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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Things You'll Need:
Adhesive tape

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