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Cartridge not detected or missing message.

My printer screen is showing that the ink cartridge/s cannot be detected or are/is missing. This has only happened after I removed and replaced the black cartridge. I have cleaned the contacts on cartridge & on the printer, but printer still tells me the same.

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  • ssliwa Jan 14, 2009

    I have the same problem and I thought it was because I was out of ink but I just put in a new black one because the color is full and I still get the same message. 

  • palmermc Feb 07, 2009

    Have just purchased a new C4280, and cannot get beyond the message "Print cartridge(s) missing or not detected", inspite of new HP cartridges being installed in accordance with instructions.



    Pencraig

  • stbul Mar 03, 2009

    `Print cartridge missing or not detected `message now showing - have tried disconnecting and rebooting printer. Happened after replacing cartridge. Both new cartridges now, and still same message. Printer was working fine before. Tapes definitely removed from cartridges. PC not showing any errors with printer.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2009

    hrmph

  • Jody Mar 19, 2009

    I am getting the same message on my photosmart C4280 laser printer. Can anyone please help?

  • Jody Mar 19, 2009

    I have the same problem with the same message on my photosmart printer C4280

  • jbretner Apr 18, 2009

    I have the exact same problem it displays missing cartridge for the Black ink when it is in there . It will refuse to print because there is "missing cartridge" but on the other hand when I print a diagnosic test page it prints just fine but then anything other than that it will not print???

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    new cartridges have been installed

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Did you remove the tape from the new cartridge ?

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I tried DIFFERENT print cartridges and rebooted the printer, and got it to work. Took the old cartridges that DIDN'T work and put them in an identical printer and it worked fine..... go figure. Way to go HP.

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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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