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HP Cartridge Error

  1. Try cleaning the contact point of both the cartridge and the printer's cartridge holder. Use pencil eraser to clean and make it shiny.
  2. Clogged problems can be solved by cleaning the head with water or cleaning fluids, then use an ink sanction device to remove remaining debris.
  3. HP like 56 and 57 has resetting procedures, searched it through the internet.
  4. Do not leave the print cartridges outside the printer for longer than30 minutes. If a cartridge is left outside of the printer for too long,the ink will dry out and the cartridge will become unusable.

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why isn't my lexmark x6570 printing in color even though there's still color ink in the cartridge?

Inkjet printers need to be used frequently to prevent inkdrying out in the print head nozzles.
If the print head cleaning maintenance routine does not clear the blockages,then print head needs replacing, but it may be expensive.
It may be more cost effective to buy a later model and better printer thanreplace the print head.

Sep 01, 2011 | Lexmark X6570 InkJet Printer

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red not printing. I just replaced the cartridge. I cleaned the heads and now it's saying the red is almost empty

Dip a cue-tip in rubbing alchohol and clean off the contact points where the red ink cartridge connects. Then use a standard pencil eraser to clean those same points. Power down the printer and install the red ink cartridge. Power the printer back up. This has a high chance of fixing your issue.

Aug 27, 2011 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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Any ideas when the printer will not read the ink cartridges? Printer will not operate.

Every Inkjet Printer has colour & black cartridges to fit in their respective sockets. These cartridges have contact points which come in contact with the contact points of the sockets which give digital signals from the printer processor. If these contact points are oxidized due to weather, there will not be firm contact with the cartridges in turn it will not get signals. So it will not operate. Due to oxidization there is contact point resistance developed. To make it work use a pencil eraser to clean the contact points which should look like golden point contacts. You can use a special polish paper also, which specifically comes for cleaning electronic contact points.

Aug 13, 2011 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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After replacement of the grey ink cartridge by an original new one the printer doesn't recognize the new cartridge. The problem is not solved by inserting another new one also after rebooting the printer and computer.

Clean the contact points of the cartridge holder with eraser or a fine polish paper meant fro cleaning electronic contacts & re-insert the cartridge.


Jul 06, 2011 | Canon MG5150 AllInOne Printer

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I recently re-installed all new cartridges in my Inkjet 2250, buit it will not recognise the magenta cartridge evven though it is installed

Try cleaning the contacts.Use the eraser end of a pencil and gently clean the contacts in the carriage and then clean the contacts of the ink cartridge. It's also possible that the cartridge is defective. If cleaning does not work then return the cartridge.

Feb 03, 2009 | HP 2250 InkJet Printer

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