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Changing ink cartridge

Every time we go to change an ink cartridge, this printer decides is doesn't want to print. This is so frustrating! I have called HP, and they try to say it is my connections. How can this be when I just printed pages just prior to changing cartridge. Oh, it doesn't matter which cartridge is changed. This happens with either. Now a couple days from now, they dang thing will decided it is time to print again! In the office, this is frustrating to have to copy items to CD, go to another desktop to print! Oh, btw - this is a "stand-alone" printer! I am the only user in the office! I have upluged the power supply to the printer, let is set a couple minutes - then plug back in - no difference. I have unpluged the USB cable from the printer, also let this sit, repluged - no change! I have unpluged bothe cables at the same time - let both sit - replugged both - still NO CHANGE! Now what do I do? Do I change printers? Get another brand?

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Re: changing ink cartridge

Did you take the little plastic strip off of the ink cartridges that protects the connectors?

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