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Printer's light is flashing were it says check print cartridge but new cartriges are installed properly

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  • Anonymous May 20, 2008

    Removed paper jam and now "E" appears on display and light blinking next to "check print cartridges".

  • MonkeyDogStu Jun 12, 2008

    Same here. Printer was working just fine. Suddenly the check cartridge light starts blinking and the E light comes on, and I can't get anything to print. It was the same black ink cartridge I had been using for months, but now I get an error that it's not compatible. So I tried a BRAND NEW HP 56 like it says on the inside panel, but again I get a message that it's not compatible. Couldn't even get a "self-test" page to print like it said to try on the HP support site. Have unplugged and replugged and downloaded printer software. I got 1 page to print, but then I get caught in Error-World again. I'm using a Mac PowerPC G3 with OS 10.4.11. Any ideas on how to resolve this? Thanks.

  • Anonymous Jun 21, 2008

    Check cartridge light blinks even after changing and installin correctly. Error blinking also.

  • jacqfry Jun 28, 2008

    Inserted new printer cartridge (black ink only), and I get the 'E' and a flashing red light. Do you need to have a colour cartridge installed too? I thought that just having the black one would be OK.

  • prwshopping Jul 21, 2008

    Same problem - light syas 'cartridge not installed properly' changed for new cartridge but light continues flashing. (PS theres a lot of black gunk in the ink overflow)

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    tried changing the cartridge still flashing check print cartridge

  • Anonymous Sep 01, 2008

    check print cartridge light keeps blinking and will not let me print

  • ashleyangel Sep 05, 2008

    I guess I'm having the same problem as everyone else. Just installed a new catridge, and light is on and won't let me print.

  • guywallace Oct 04, 2008

    Check printer cartridge light comes flashes and an e is displayed. Cartridges have been changed and installed properly.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    Paper advances about 1/2 sheet, then stops with E displayed on the printer and an error message ' The print cartridge carriage is stalled ' . The paper is then jamed and needs to be pulled out. New Cartridge were recently installed.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    my problem is color ink catridgewhen i try copy not coming check pri-catrige button is blinking

  • annienic Dec 07, 2008

    I have pressed the scan button and now I have the red E light on and the print cartridge light flashing. I have no idea how to fix this. I have checked the catridges and there is no fault there. Any ideas?

  • kaylajo152 Feb 08, 2009

    the check print cartridge light keeps blinking and ive changed the ink and ist still not working. It keeps on blinking. how do i get it to stop and start to print.

  • himanshumitt Feb 20, 2009

    The red light keeps blnking next to CHECK PRINT CARTRIDGE.

    help me...

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2009

    cartridge is installed correctly still the light keeps flashing



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Had the same problem, I took out both cartridges and then where the cartridges set when they are parking in pushed down on the rubber in wells. Placed cartridges back in and everything is working ok

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