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Ink ligth still flashes

I just replaced all the color cartridges and the light syill flashes

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Is Just the ink light flashing? if so, you might have gotten something , ( body oil or something else) on one of the green with gold "dot" chips on the end of the cartridge. clean it with a pencil eraser or bette r yet alcohol and replace in printer- hopefully you haven't bent any of the "springy" wires that touch those green chips inside the printhead- then it's a trip to the repairman


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