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Printer will not print

Changed ink cartridges, ink light will not go out and printer will not print.

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  • cinone Apr 11, 2008

    Black ink works. When colored ink is in the ink light flashes and it will not print. Brand new colored ink cartridge

  • erry Apr 18, 2008

    Saame thing. Just replaced black ink cartridge and the ink light keeps on flashing and can't print.

  • labston Liz Jun 23, 2008

    was working until I changed the ink. The paper feeds through but it does not print. The ink carthage is new. Printer is hp deskjet 845c

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Reinstall the drivers

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Close the printer cover.

Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
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Changing the black cartridge also require change of color


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Then
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