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My HP J3680 all in one printer keeps telling me Cartridge error. I have replaced the ink cartridge 2 times. The orange light keeps blinking. What do I need to do now?

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Hi there!

the flashing light means theres a problem with the installed cartridge. make sure the cartridges are of the same brand/model (check on the cartridge number on the sticker of the cartridge). shake it away from you too then put it back in, make sure you hear the snap sound meaning its locked into place. ive posted the link for manuals, support aswell if you need it :

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3441026

Posted on Apr 07, 2011

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1600 - Orange light blinking 4 times Description:

The ink cartridge has run out.
Resolution:
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The ink cartridge has not been installed correctly.
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You failed to tell us whether the orange indicator light is blinking. 'usually this scenario causes the orange indicator light to blink continuously. If that is the case, i.e. the orange light is blinking, then it is an ink issue; either the cartridges are bad or their electronic panels are dirty.

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i. Ink cartridge has developed incompatibility or is incompatible

The Solution is to try an older/another cartridge (doesn't matter if ink is finished. You must replace cartridge one at a time). If lights stop blinking it confirms that your cartridge has become incompatible or developed incompatibility. Also if your printer is the type that can work with only one cartridge, remove one after the other (closing back the lid/cover) to determine which in the set (black or color) has become incompatible. At the instance the incompatible one is removed and you close the lid, the blinking will stop (for printers that can print with one ink cartridge only). Just replace the incompatible one and start printing again. In most cases the issue is always with one cartridge. But if both are affected, you have to replace both. Because of this type of problem, always keep used cartridges somewhere safe; they come in handy for this type of troubleshooting.

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The electronic panel on the cartridge that makes contact with the cartridge carrier inside the printer is dirty and needs cleaning. This electronic panel is front part of the cartridge with copper "dots".

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