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Can't seat black laser cartridge in HP Color Laserjet 3800

I was unable to output a document and noticed a question mark on the screen above the black cartridge icon. The message said "install black laser cartridge." So I removed the original cartridge, even though I couldn't believe it would be exhausted already, and went to Staples to purchase the correct HP cartridge for the printer. I removed the two pull tabsf, then slid the cartridge into its track. It won't seat on the left side, and when I closed the front of the printer, I still get the question mark and the error message.

I have design proofs to output -- HELP!!!!!

Thank you.

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    I ahve the same problem but with the cyan cartridge. Have bought two new cartridges and I still get the same "Install Cyan Cartridge" message.



    Any solutions to the problem!!

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