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Why isn't my deskjet 712C printing color?

We haven't used our printer for about 4 years; I had to buy an adapter so it would plug into the computer, but it had a driver that installed with it and it prints black perfectly but no color. Both black and color cartridges are new and I tried cleaning the metal contacts like it suggested in an online self-help. Did I get a defective cartridge?

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SOURCE: HP PSC 1610 All-in-one with message to check the Color print cartridge

Theres a pretty sure bet when the fuel light comes on in your car, fuel will fix it,

 

its a bit like that these cartridges fixs most things expesally if you have never changed it in a year and a half,

 

Exp date is shelf life,

 

End life of cart. is out of ink or error,

 

Machine uses colour ink when cleaning regardless if you use it or not that just uses more

 

With all that being said I've also had these with cartridge housing problems causing the fault vay rarely

 

And then if you look at prices of new inkjets with a years warranty and new inks against the just the price of both your inks then I think you may Buy another.!

 

If you get 3 years out of a inkjet your doin extremly well, machines dont last and arnt meant too!

 

If you rarely do colour I would tell you to look at a B/W Laser printer instead, inkjets are expensive to run, cheap to buy fail a lot

 

Laser machines run so so so much cheaper like 2cent compared to 20c a sheet, they are reliable, if you really need a colour print go to print shop and receive reletavely cheap quality colour prints or use a friends and let them have the problem of supporting an inkjet.

 

Laser toner based machines are now as cheap as inkjets but better except they dont do colour.

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SOURCE: I have a HP Deskjet F380 All-in-One. Error light keeps flashing.

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet 712c Printer will not print in black & white

you need to check the head of the printer, im sure is bad, it depends how old is the printer but the head on the printer goes bad if printer has not been used for long time or if you left the old empty cartridge seating inside for a lont time, you can do a head check on the settings of the printer and also do an alignment thank you

Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: HP Deskjet 4280 does not print. 'E' error on Control panel button

I had the same problem. It was solved once I bought an original color cartridge. Refilled cartridge seems not to work on this printer. Glad if it might help.

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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SOURCE: hp psc 750 won't print with new color ink cartridge

To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.


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Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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