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Black ink(56) cartridge

Amber light is blinking. Troubleshooter indicated that cartridge was bad to replace it. I did so. As soon as I replaced it the light began blinking again. It will print in tri-color back-up mode.

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Please take out the cartridge and look at the ribbon circuits behind that. does it look like there a hole poked in it?

Posted on Sep 19, 2007

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There 3 light on the printer that able to indicate to user when problem occur. Find your printer error accordingly as below and may solve your printer problem.

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1st button light blink rapidly = the printer may be out of paper, so load more paper and press the 1st button itself to continue. Or may be paper jam is occur, so clear the paper jam and press the 1st button light itself to continue.

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If 2nd LED light blinking = the color cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 2nd LED light is ON = the color cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

If 3rd LED light blinking = the black cartridge need to be replaced soon.

If 3rd LED light is ON = the black cartridge need to be replaced immediately.

Hope this help.

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