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Photosmart c4280 print cartridgees missing/ not detected

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  • frav Apr 07, 2009

    I tried the q-tip and still it states that there is either a faulty or missing cartridge. The cartridge I am using is a refilled at cartridge world, is there any way the printer can sense (through a chip) that the cartridge has been re filled twice?

  • isis1962 May 11, 2009

    These sites are good, but I agree that this is probably a generic problem and HP seems to be carting in the money from expensive cartridges that don't work... I bought mine for 30€ about 2 months ago and it's 70% full. I didn't keep the receipt as I didn't expect to have this problem. Next time I buy a printer it will NOT be a HP.

  • isis1962 May 11, 2009

    same problem and it appears to be common with this printer... at least that's what I thought after browsing the Internet



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On all HP ink jet printers the connectors in the cartridge bays can cause any number of problems from not detecting cartridges to print quality issues. All you have to do is take a Q-tip and put a few drops of water on it. Now unplug your printer and gently swab off the connectors (they look like a bunch of gold dots in the ink bay. You will see them after you remove your ink. If the water doesn't cut it then try a little bit of alcohol. Continue this until your Q-tip comes out clean. It may take several attempts to clean completely.

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