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I have put a new cartridge. On starting my printer i have check cartridge light blinking and E inthe place of number of copies .i could not make copies but able to get printout through my computer

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Make sure your replacement cartridge is fully seated and locked down correctly. The E is telling you
that the printer thinks the new cartridge is not there. Some HP models are very particular with how the
cartridge is installed.

An additional test. Can you thru the computer to a test print and have the replacement color show up on
the print out?

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If the On light, Check Print Cartridge light, Check Paper light, and Start Copy, Black and Start Copy, Color lights are all flashing, do the following:
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