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The orange lamp always lights

After black-ink reloading of the fine cartridge , the orange lamp always blinks. The cartridge is properly installed. What is the problem ?

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  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Try removing it  cleaning the electricial contact with a pencil eracer and then reinstalling it. 

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Depending on how many times the orange light flashes. if 4 flashes then the ink has run out. if 5 flashes then it can not recognise the ink cartridge, if 7 flashes then the ink is not installed properly.

Posted on Jun 24, 2009

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2009

    also the other thing i have just found out is that if you have removed the colour cartridge th eprinter will not print. you must have both cartridges in the printer and they must both have ink in them, even if you are only wanting to print in black you must have the colour cartridge also.

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