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Problem computer does not recognize scanner- alarm light is on....  screen on printer says does not recognize black ink tank.....has also been telling me there is more than one of the same inks installed

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You probably have the cartridges mixed up or the same in both.
double check the color on the BOTTOM of the cartridge, maybe they mislabelled them ?

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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