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I have a HP Desktop 5940 printer. Nearly full ink cartridge, yet it isn't printing. It just printed about 7 pages off perfectly, but then when I tried to print more of my coursework off, which is due in tomorrow, it came up with a flashing light on the printer. The flashing light symnol looks like a water droplet. Please can you help. I am in urgent need of assistance. Thanks a lot Jack

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Try opening up the printer and pulling the cartridges out and putting them back in. Make EXTRA sure that they are in properly and try again.

If that doesn't work, try and see if your printer has an option to clean the print heads.

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