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Printer not "seeing" cyan cartidge

I replaced the cyan cartidge, but it's not being seen by the printer. I have removed and replaced all the cartidges, transfer kit, turned it off then back on. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

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SOURCE: HP Remove and check cartidge

usually, the error is because it's not recognizing the cartridge. Check the contacts on the printer and clean w/ alcohol. Are you using recycled cartridges or filling it yourself?  

Posted on Oct 11, 2007

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SOURCE: No Paper Pickup

turnoff the printer n reseat the tomer catridge properly ,take care it should not be tilted on side,check it that it seated properly,power on the printer n check ,can u hear any motors moving sound,if yes check the printer now,if not check for any peice of paper inside the printer especially from where the paper comes out
do revert

Posted on Jan 28, 2008

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SOURCE: No paper pickup

Hi , I just had a same problem with the HP Laser Jet 3055 printer at our office but I fixed it! try this:

Turn off the printer.
Open the printer door.
Remove the Cartridge.
Look down behind the cartridge, there's a small white roll. Try playing with it. move it back and forth. try emptying the paper tray and place it back in the printer.
Turn on the printer.

I did this and for some reason it worked! GOOD LUCK!

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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SOURCE: 970cxi hp printer

the PCA is held to the carriage /cradle by usually one or more screws. sometimes these loosen over time, so while the contacts on the PCA and the ink cartridge look ok, they're not actually making good contact. try removing the pca from the cradle, and reattaching it, making sure you torque the screws down firmly (but don't crack the board). sometimes a small washer or shim helps to get the board closer to the carts.

many times if you look along the top of the cradle/PCA assembly, you will notice that the gap between the board and the cradle is not uniform. this is usually a dead giveaway, and snugging up the screws will usually fix it.

also if you closely examine the cartridges, you may notice that the indentations or scratches on the contacts aren't uniform which may also point to a skewed PCA.

Posted on May 17, 2008

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SOURCE: how to refil ink in hp 2120 cartidge

try also resetting the ink levels once ink is flowing out holes. If ink is not blotting from cartridge onto unscented wipe, you may need more ink to let ink get to bottom, to force air bubble out. Half filled ink will create bubbles. Try blowing into ink refil hole also. When ink is free flowing out printer end, you know it is ready to go, and reset cartridges on printer too (ink levels) cheers lilacgerry

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Ink Refill for HP Photosmart c7280 not working

Hi Lisa,

If it responds ok with the old cartridge then the problem is with the cartridges' chip not the printer. Probably the manufactor has a problem with certain cartridge chip (contact them!). I would suggest to use the original at the problematic spot if it works without a problem.

- Gilberto

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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?I know there is ink in my cartidges but it wont let me print arrgggghh


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