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HP PHOTOSMART C4280 PRINTER WONT READ INK CARTRIDGE.

I JUST REPLACED MY BLACK INK CARTRIDGE AND NOW MY PRINTER SCREEN SAYS THAT THE INK CARTRIDGE CANNOT BE DETECTED OR IT IS MISSING...IT WASNT DOING THIS WITH THE OLD INK CARTRIDGE SO I PUT IN THE OLD CARTRIDGE AGAIN AN IT WAS SAYING THE SAME THING. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. THANKS.

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  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2009

    Still same problem. Any other ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2009

    i tried cleaning with alcohol, but the printer still doesn't detect the expensive new cartridge. Maybe i should just drink it instead!

  • isis1962 Apr 09, 2009

    Yep exactly the same problem except my cartridge has been in for a while and has been working. I even printed something today and then the next thing I wanted to print ... PHOTOSMART C4280 PRINTER WONT READ INK CARTRIDGE

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The cartridge is not seated properly and/or the contacts are dirty. Use a cotton swab with rubbing alcohol and gently clean both the copper contacts on the cartridge and inside the cartridge socket. Allow several minutes to dry and then try again.

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Can only gave it a try.

Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

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Try the following:

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5. Pull out the ac adapter at the back of the printer.
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7. Pull in AC adapter.
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10. Close the printer access door.
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12. Open the access door and put in only the printhead and the close the access door.
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14. Open access door, put in only the black ink cartridge, then close the acess door.
15. Wait for the error message: Color ink cartridge is missing.
16. Open access door, put in the color ink cartridge and then close the access door.

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