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I've just installed a HP deskjet 4580 printer...everything went well except an error light showing the black ink cartridge is not installed correctly....I've removed it and put it back in numerous times....any ideas?

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Reinstall drivers from
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3944758

and what OS you have mension it that website and download fresh drivers this is sometimes due to DLL files missing

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