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HP 1220c problem

HP 1220c ink light is flashing, replacement of cartridge or cleaning cartridge does not solve problem when you lift the cover it indicates a problem with the black cartridge

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No manual. i replaced both cartridges. i didnt read instructions for installing cartridges. failed to remove tape.tape on both cartridges are removed.i can now print again.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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Did you try both cartridges? Sometimes a fried circuit on the color cartridge will cause a out of ink on the black even when the black is new. Double check that you are using the correct cartridge for the printer. and look at the copper/gold contacts in the printer where the cartridge goes. look for dried ink or tears. Clean with a Q-tip dipped in water. CAREFULLY. If it's torn.... enjoy your trip to walmart.

Posted on Aug 28, 2007

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