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Printer doesn't recognize red cartridge

My printer doesn't recognize the red cartridge and so color printing is missing red to complete colors.

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Re: Printer doesn't recognize red cartridge

The ink cartridge is either either clogged or running out of ink. Run the software cleaning utility (almost always accessible from the printer) in order to fix a clog. Replace the ink cartridge if the clog cannot be fixed or if the cartridge is almost empty.

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"Check Color Cartridge" displays even after replacement of cartridge -though I don't think original cartridge was empty- and stops printer from printing. The new cartridge is installed properly, and...

  1. First, check your cartridges. HP cannot guarantee the quality of remanufactured or refilled cartridges.
  2. Second, make sure your paper is not causing the problem. Paper that does not accept ink well can cause your images to smear or bleed. Plain paper is not the best choice for high-density graphics. Click here to see how to pick the best paper for your project .
  3. If the paper is not the problem and you are using genuine HP cartridges, print a clean test to see if the printer and cartridges are functioning properly. Load the printer with clean, plain, white paper and print a clean test page. To see how to print a clean test page, see your printer's User's Guide , or see HP Deskjet Printers - How To Print Internal Tests , or HP All-in-One Product Family - Printing Self-Test Reports .
  4. Evaluate the clean test page. Different printers produce different pages, but you should recognize elements from the examples below on your test page. In general, cartridge and printer problems are indicated by streaks, missing colors, or wrong colors.
    • Examples from a good printer and cartridges (your test page may not look exactly like this): Figure 1: Solid colors that match color dots on cartridge labelc00059224.gif Figure 2: Pattern unbroken, or broken in only a few placesc00059225.gif

      c00059227.gif If your test page looks more like the good examples above than the bad examples shown in the next two sections below, the printer and cartridges are probably not causing the problem. Click here to continue troubleshooting .
    • Examples from a failing printer or cartridges - streaked or broken bars or lines Figure 3: Fading, missing, or streaked bar - low-ink or empty cartridge, clogged nozzles, or electrical problemsc00059228.gif



      Figure 4: Color completely missing (magenta bar missing below)c00290898.gif Figure 5: Lines broken randomly - clogged nozzlesc00059231.gif

      Figure 6: Lines broken in pattern - dirty contacts or other electrical problemsc00059232.gif


      Figure 7: Color completely missing (magenta pattern missing below)c00290899.gif If your test page looks like these examples, you probably have a cartridge that is empty, has clogged nozzles, or dirty contacts. Click here to continue troubleshooting .
    • Examples from a failing printer or cartridges - colors do not match the color dots on the cartridge label (Note: do not compare the test page colors to the colors of the examples on this web page. Your monitor may not display the colors properly). c00059234.gif c00059235.gif If your test page looks like these examples, you probably have a cartridge in which the inks have mixed. Click here to continue troubleshooting .

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My printer says printing alignment and prints out a page, then says alignment problem remove tape from cartridge or look in troubeshooting guide

For alignment complete you need both print cartridges printing all colors.If you have empty cartridge or clogged cartridge alignment will not complete.Look which color missing and replace cartridge.

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Color cartridge is not recognized

You can't.The printer needs to recognized both cartridges to print, scan or copy.In your case the color cartridge is defective.You must replace it for using your printer.

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Hp psc 1210xi- the black ink cartridge appears to be out- i have a good color cartridge-how do I get the error off of my printer and print with my color cartridge?

  1. Take out the black cartridge once you've determined that you are completely out of black ink. You'll have to rely on the dark hues from the color cartridge to print in black.
  2. Adjust the printer software settings. Once you take out the black cartridge, your printer's software will typically warn you that you are missing a cartridge. Follow the instructions for your printer to allow the printer to print without the black cartridge. Then set the printer to print in black and white, not color. This overrides the black cartridge and allows the printer to access the dark hues of the color cartridge.
  3. Print a test page to ensure that your printer now prints black using the color cartridge.
  4. Print your documents. Bear in mind that your documents may not appear as black as normal. Still, they should be dark enough to pass for black, depending on how much color ink you have and the strength grade of the ink.

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The lt magenta and magenta just quit printing between pages

1. Check if the cartriges are correctly installed:
Installing the Ink Cartridges

2. Print a diagnostic page and clean print heads, using the printer cleaning utility:
Color Mix or Missing Colors on the Diagnostic Page
Repeat if needed.

3. If this still doesn´t solve you problem, try resetting the printer and manually cleaning the cartrigdes as advised in this FAQ:
Ink Cartridge is Missing, Incorrectly Installed, or Not Intended for Your Device' Error Message is Displayed on the Printer

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Printer does not recognize new color cartridge

Make sure you have taken the orange tape off the print cartridge.The printer will not recognize the cartridge with the tape on

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Horizontal colored lines through grayscale printed photos

Hi George,

It sound's like an ink-feed issue:

1) Dirty heads, even after cleaning
2) No-ink or poor quality ink
3) Damaged head: some are part of the cartridge, some are not
4) Air bubbles in ink

The test page is typically not as hi-res nor as saturated as a
photo print. The hi-res photo puts the greatest demand on the print head.

The color lines you see are actually lines of missing color,
where the head has failed to deposit ink, so one or two primary
colors are missing from the complete picture.

For example missing yellow will make a blue line.
Missing magenta will make a green line
Missing cyan will make a red line.... etc..

Clean the heads again and again, print again and again,
hoping to flush the system.

BUT, keep in mind that cleaning wastes huge amounts of
ink and tiny little cartridges of ink cost more than many new printers.


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Printing problem

your printer need head cleaning /
1. Nozzle check monitor the exact color to print / if one of the color missing or line color the printer head ned cleaning ,.
2. Proceed for head cleaning /press head cleaning
3.Nozzle check again after the color complete /test print w/picture

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