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Colour ink cartridge empty but the on off light and red ink light flashes alternately and the carriage will not move to allow access to remove the empty cartridge.

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Hello, are you sure its not the error light that is blinking alternately with the power light, or is ink light indicator blinking , and just the power light blinking. i would first problably pull the power cord. then plug back in, and try again. the alternating error light and power light would be inkjet service, maint or waste pads are full, as far as the other error, i looked it up, and that error not coming up, unless there is something else going on. maybe cover for ink cartridge is caught, and not allowing printer to cycle.

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  3. Fit the cartridge into the proper carriage.
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  7. The LCD display may indicate that the cartridges need to be aligned. Press Enter on the front panel. You may discard the alignment page that prints.
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  2. Press down lightly on the top of each ink cartridge latch and pull the lower section of the latch out to release the cartridge.
  3. Pull the cartridge out of the print carriage and relatch the empty print carriage. The print carriage may move to the right automatically, and if the latch is up, it could be damaged.

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When red ink light remains on - one or more ink cartridges is empty. When you try to print, a message on your screen will tell you which one(s).

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Installing new cartridge:
If you are putting in a new cartridge, make sure to remove the tape.
Turn on the unit, then open the print carriage access door. The print carriage moves to the center of the unit.
Fit the cartridge into the proper carriage.
The carriage with the gray latch is for the black ink cartridge (HP 56), or the optional photo cartridge (HP 58).
The carriage with the blue latch is for the tri-color cartridge (HP 57).
Slide the cartridge into the carriage at a slight angle, as shown in the illustration above. When the cartridge is fully inserted into the carriage, rock it upright.
Hold the hinged flap of the latch out while lowering the latch.
When the latch is fully lowered, release the hinged flap. It should catch under the tabs on the carriage, as shown in the illustration.
Close the cartridge access door.
The LCD display may indicate that the cartridges need to be aligned. Press Enter on the front panel. You may discard the alignment page that prints.
Remove cartridges:
Turn on the unit, then open the print carriage access door. The print carriage moves to the center of the unit.
Press down lightly on the top of each ink cartridge latch and pull the lower section of the latch out to release the cartridge.
Pull the cartridge out of the print carriage and relatch the empty print carriage. The print carriage may move to the right automatically, and if the latch is up, it could be damaged.

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Check Paper light flashes but there isn't a paper related problem The check paper light may also flash if there are other problems. Verify the following conditions:
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  • The print carriage may be jammed, follow these steps to correct the problem:
    1. Open the print cartridge access door. If the print carriage can move, it should move to center. If the print carriage stays all the way left, unplug the power cord and then plug it back in. This will reset the unit and may allow the print carriage to move from the left.
    2. Disconnect the power cord from the all-in-one.
    3. Remove both print cartridges.
    4. Move the print carriage left and right slightly to verify that the print carriage will move freely. If the print carriage will not move freely, check for obstructions.
    5. Close the print cartridge access door.
    6. Plug the power cord back in.
    7. After the all-in-one initializes, the print cartridge light will flash. Open the access door and install the print cartridges.
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That flashing pattern is consistent with a stuck carriage. Here is a copy/paste from HP concerning the 5000 series and your flashing lights.

Issue

The print cartridge carriage is stuck.

Solution

1. Open the top access door on the printer.

2. Remove the ink cartridges.

3. Close the cartridge flaps after removing the ink cartridges.

4. Turn the printer off, then on again.

5. Replace the ink cartridges.

6. Close the top access door. Issue

The Resume light continues to blink after the cartridges are released.

OR

The carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise.

Solution

1. Lift the top cover to the printer.

2. Turn the printer off and then on again.

3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

4. Move the carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).

5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover.

6. Reconnect the power cord to the back of the printer. Plug the power cord to the wall outlet.

7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and then close the top cover.

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