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HP deskjet F4100 won't print kept saying install cartridge

But cartridge is installed properly. i've cleaned it and reinstalled it but the Ink levels kept on blinking red.

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When you look at the cart. you will see little contact points, the same are in the cart. holder cavity. Sometimes these contact points get ink on them and can not read the cart. Start the process of installing the ink cart. When the holder is positioned to install the cart. -- disconnect the power. This will keep the holder in this position so you may try to clean the contact points. Use a Q-tip and a high alcohol base cleaner. DO NOT SOAK - but dip the Q-tip into the cleaner and then gently rub the tip across the contact points in one direction -- say from left to right -- not back and forth. You should turn the tip after each pass and you may need a couple Q-tip to clean the contact area. After you are done, no more ink on the Q-tip, let the cleaner dry ( about 1 min depending on the alcohol base) then take a dry Q-tip and wipe off haze if any. MAke sure everthing is clean of the area and power on, do ink install process and try to print.

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·Printers can be set to "economy" (default or individual job) to save ink if high quality is not an issue.
·Follow the user's manual or print using all cartridges at least monthly to insure the cartridge jets do not get fouled with dried up ink. Once fouled its toast. I've never been able to clean one.
·New printers come with minimal ink in the cartridges.
·"XL" (high volume) versions of your printers ink cartridge is cost effective if you print frequently.

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http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00687555.pdf

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