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Ink cartridge unit will not move to replace

Both the red (ink) light and power (green) light are blinking. The black ink cartridge is low. When I push the yellow maintenance button, nothing happens.

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Printer has pads for excess ink, once pads are full this happens.
Pads will need to be replaced

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