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When I try to print I get message that says problem with black ink cartridge remove and reinsert if that doesn't work use the cartidge cleaning cycle. Neither of these solves the problem. The green light on the printer constantly flashes. When I use the clean the cartridges feature I still get the error message. HP Deskjet 3845

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