I have a HP Deskjet 3845 printer and I have recently changed the black ink catridge. It was working fine a couple days ago, until today when the power light started blinking. It won't print at all and it says something is wrong with my right catridge, so i take that out and it says something is wrong with my left catridge. But i didn't even touch the colour catridge at all!
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It could be because the Ink cartridge is defective ,
Did you try removing one cartridge and restrat it to see if the blinking stop , if not put the cartridge back and pull out the other one and try again !
have you cleaned the print head? done a test page? i had a simlilar problem with a lexmark but it turned out to be a refilled cartridge. if you are using genuine hp cartridges i would recommend printing a test page and checking the solid colours .
Clear the paper jam, or replace the ink cartridge. Possible causes are the paper jam or ink cartridge. The other solution is to disconnect the power from your printer and reconnect it. Hope this helps!
two things to consider.
1. If the blinking is fast (like more than two blinks per second) then
the printer is damaged. Either the main controller board is fried or
the carriage/ink controller is damaged.
2. if the blinking is slow ( 1 blink per second) this means that either
of your cartridges is busted. remove the black cartridge then close the
top cover. If the blinking stops, then the black ink is the culprit. If
not, replace the black then remove the other cartridge. THis means that
one of your cartridge needs to be replaced.