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Ink shortage button flashing and fails to print out.

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My printer HP 950C does not work even I changed the new ink it continuely flashes ink button and does not print at all.

I would be grateful if you could find any solution. I took to the repair shop but they said no worth for repairing as it will cost more then new printer.

I would be grateful if you could advise me on this matters.

Many thanks.

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Make sure you have taken the protective tape off the cart printhead. make sure levers are down correctly and nothing is jamming the side travel of the head. It is possible you have defective cartridges.

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My MP510 was just printing fine then went to rear feed and now all I get is a flashing green and yellow lights


review this to determine your problem.. If all else fails simply unplug your printer wait a minute and plug back in.

Handling Error Messages


When a printer error occurs, the POWER/ERROR lamp flashes.
The number of flashes indicates the type of error that has occurred.

Count the flashes and take the appropriate
action to correct the error.
Number of Flashes
Possible Cause
Try This
Two flashes Printer is out of
paper/Paper does
not feed
Reload paper in the Sheet Feeder or Cassette and press the RESUME/CANCEL
button.
Three flashes Paper jam/Paper
Output Tray is
closed
Clear the jammed paper, reload paper in the printer, then press the RESUME/
CANCEL button. If the Paper Output Tray is closed, open it.
See “Paper Jams” on page 72.
Four flashes Empty ink tank Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to resume printing with an empty ink tank.
Replace it with a new ink tank immediately after the printing. It may damage the
printer if you continue printing with an empty ink tank.
See “Replacing an Ink Tank” on page 42.
Five flashes Print Head not
installed/Print
Head not installed
correctly/Defective
Print Head
Install the Print Head. If the Print Head is already installed, remove the Print Head
and check the electrical contacts for foreign matter, then reinstall.
After reinstalling the Print Head, you may need to realign it.
If this error still remains, the Print Head may be damaged. Contact the Customer
Care Center.
Six flashes Inner Cover is open Close the Inner Cover and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.
Eight flashes Waste ink absorber
almost full
The printer has a built-in waste ink absorber for the ink used during Print Head
Cleaning.
Eight flashes indicates that the waste ink absorber is nearly full.
Press the RESUME/CANCEL button to cancel the error so you can continue printing.
Before the waste ink absorber becomes completely full, contact the Customer Care
Center.
Nine flashes A specified period
of time has elapsed
without receiving a
response from the
digital camera/The
digital camera or
digital video
camcorder
connected is not
compatible with
this printer

Disconnect the camera cable, press the RESUME/CANCEL button and reconnect
the cable.

If the error is still unresolved, there is a possibility that you are using a digital
camera or digital video camcorder that is not supported by this printer. Use a
digital cameras or digital video camcorder compatible with this printer

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hi, is it hp ink cartridges? did you refill cartridge or replace?

press cancel button, then on/resume. if no change. make sure all tape, paper is removed from ink cartidge connectors and there is no dirt, smudges or adhesive or anything else that may interfere with the connection. reinstall cartridges. if still no change, power off, then disconnect power. wait about 5 mins. reconnect and power on. this should reset the printer.

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When i turn my printer on the light flashes green once and then orange 5 times. cannot get past this stage - any ideas?


Here are all the flashing explanations:

Two flashes: Out of paper or paper feed error

Reload the paper correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

Three flashes: Paper jam

If paper has jammed in the printer, clear the jam, reload the paper in the printer correctly and press the RESUME/CANCEL button.

See Paper Jams

Four flashes: Empty ink tank

If you press the RESUME/CANCEL button, it will continue printing with an empty ink tank. After printing is finished, replace the ink tank immediately. If you continue printing with an empty ink tank, it may cause damage to your printer.

Refer to your Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to replace an ink tank.

Five flashes: No print head installed/Defective print head

Install the print head. Also, ensure that the protective tape has been removed.

If reinstalling the print head does not solve the problem, replace it with a new one. Contact the Customer Care Center.

Eight flashes: Waste ink tank almost full

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Once you have cleaned the encoder force an alignment calibration, either from the toolbox of alternately turn on the printer, then press and hold the power button, then quickly press the formfeed buttion three times, then release the power button. If the alignment fails you may need to lean the bottom of the alignment sensor, it is located in a small black package just on the lower right side of the carriage. Open the lid, allow the carriage to move to the center then clean the sensor from below with a damp q-tip.

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1st thing would be to remove the cartridge & check for any damage to the copper contacts as these are what tell the printer that a new cart has been installed. Next make sure you removed the tape covering the nozzles (I've done this before & boy do you feel silly).

If this all looks OK then pull the power out while the cart is still not fitted (this will fully reset the printer).

Once it comes back up, try fitting the cart again also checking that the contacts in the cartridge holder are not damaged/dirty.

This should sort the problem

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