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Re: c45 ink isn't working
Hi bormix_exoti. Sorry this is a rather late response to your query, it seems to have got lost! Often, refilling a cartridge is not successful, particularly if the sponge inside had dried out before refilling. The simplest way to solve this is to buy some new compatible cartridges from E-Bay, they are very cheap, and get your printer working properly. Then try your refilled cartridges again. When the cartridges are hanging about out of the printer, make sure the open orifices are covered with tape.
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Simple problem that print head cleaning will typically not fix. The black ink is pigment based so it tends to form more stubborn clogs. Just remove the print head and if you have a steamer hit the black printhead nozzles with some pressured steam. If not available, soak the surface of the printhead in shallow hot water (try not to get the contact wet or be sure to dry them if you do). You can tell if the printhead nozzles are open by folding a section of wet paper towel like 5-10 layers and then soak it, press the printhead surface up and down lightly on the wet paper towel and if the nozzles are open you will see some ink pulse in the black port screen (the colors will also pulse from the pressure of the liquid under the printhead). It's easier than it sounds so give it a try. I've saved 100s of Canon printheads this way.
Note: if you have a really dried out head, you sometimes have to soak from the top inlet ports and the bottom nozzle surface to clear, but unlikely in you case since you had a black cartridge installed with ink in it (this keeps the top port from drying).
It sounds as though you have a break in the carriage ribbon cable. A new carriage would hopefully cure it but its just possible the logic board has failed and is not sending any signal to the magenta ink tank. Its certainly repairable but you would need to know the costs and the labour charge to see if its worthwhile.
It is always recommended to use genuine HP cartridges.
As if we will use the non HP or refilled cartridges, it will reduce the life of the printer.
And we will get an error "cartridge problem".
Plaese use the below cartridges, which are compatible with this printer.
HP 02 Black 660 pages HP 02 Black Twin Pack 1320 pages HP 02 Color Combo See single 02 inks HP 02 Cyan 400 pages HP 02 Light Cyan 240 photos HP 02 Light Magenta 240 photos HP 02 Magenta 370 pages HP 02 Photo Value Pack 150 photos HP 02 Yellow 500 pages HP 02XL Cyan 600 pages HP 02XL Magenta 555 pages HP 02XL Yellow 750 pages
epson.com, actually you can print using black ink only, but you have to reset the color ink for it to register as full. :) or you can freeze the ink counter using the ssc service utility before the other ink rans out. :)
That is happening because you have "smart" chips on your cartridges, so even though you know there is still some ink left in the tank, if the chip says stop, the printer will stop printing. There is a way to bypass that and that is by using a re-setter. You can either buy one or ask to re-set your cartridge in a refill shop. You can also try holding the "resume" button (triangle in circle for about 10 seconds for each cartridge, sometimes doing that resets the cartridges. Do not refill the magenta and cyan cartridges if they are not empty, you'll just be wasting your money. Better use it to buy a re-setter ;) Hope that will help!