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Print Cartridge Detected is the Wrong Type - error message!

I started getting this message, even though I had not changed my cartridge for months! Instructions on HP site were followed - did not work. As a last result I spent $60 on 2 new cartridges today.
Am getting the same message! HELP - does anybody know what is causing this????

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It sounds like the contacts on the cartridge sensor need cleaning.

First remove the cartridge, paper and feed tray. Use compressed air such as "DustFree" or other brand of "canned air" to blow all of the dust and toner out of the cartridge well and paper path. Then, using a lint-free dry cloth, clean the metallic contacts where they mate with the contacts on the cartridge. Just gently rub them off to remove any dust and toner residue. Do not use any liquids or chemicals on the lint-free cloth. If you do not have a lint-free cloth, you may use a clean (read new) rubber pencil eraser. After using the lint-free cloth or pencil eraser, spray the contacts again with canned air.

Reinstall the cartridge and paper and verify that the printer returns to the ready state. If it does not, you need a certified HP technician.

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