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Print Cartridge is Incompatible

I have now tried 2 HP make 57 series color cartridges in my printer and on each occasion I get a flashing red light and 'Print Cartridge is Incompatible'. The cartridges are new and look fine and click happily into the cradle, so why always this message? Is there any way of resetting the printer? I also added a new HP 56 in the other slot, but this was accepted without any problems.

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Pleas be certain to remove the clear tape from the cartridge before inserting. Check the contact areas in the printer to ensure there is no tape residue or other material in this area. Go to the HP website and follow the troubleshooting instructions for this problem.
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Correcting error messages that appear after changing a cartridgeAfter inserting the cartridge, the Check Print Cartridge light flashes or one of the following messages appears on the computer monitor:
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These messages indicate that the ink cartridge is not making good electrical contact, is bad, or is the wrong cartridge. Complete the following steps to diagnose and correct the condition:
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  2. Remove the ink cartridge and inspect it.
  3. Verify that it is the correct part number and if it is, reinsert it.
  4. Close the lid to see if the problem is corrected.
  5. If the message is still displayed after a few seconds, remove the ink cartridge again.
  6. Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit.
  7. Clean the electrical contacts on the ink cartridge with a soft clean cloth slightly dampened (not wet) with clean water. (See Figure 6) Each contact is very small and shaped like a rounded square. Figure 6: Cleaning the cartridge contactsc00121094.jpg
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  9. If the problem remains, replace the ink cartridge.
  10. If the problem still exists after trying all of the steps above, the unit may need to be serviced. Contact HP for further troubleshooting or to arrange to have the unit serviced.
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Right click on the printer icon Officejet 5600 series -- Select properties - Click on ports tab - Change the port to USB virtual port.

Disconnect the usb cable from the computer.


1. Click Start
2. Click Run
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