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Solve this The message 'right cartridge incorrect' will not go away on my printer. I installed a new color cartridge and if I try to print a message pops up saying "unsupported ink cartridge". I've cleaned it, unplugged it and anything else I can think of, but it won't go away.

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I could be mistaken but I am pretty sure the right cartridge should be the black one. I would double check it. Also make sure you are using Dell brand cartridges.

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'Left cartridge incorrect' error message. Have tried changing the cartridge, cleaning the cartridge, running a flush cartridge etc but will not recognise the cartridge and so will not print. is it...

These printers monitor the cartridges and dont like you using aftermarket ie non Lexmark, or not made by lexmark cartridges. So Im wondering If you have tried 2 x brand spanking new OEM Lexmark cartridges, or if you are trying to use cheaper from net remanufactured or "for use in lexmark" cartridges. If this is the case then this is your problem and also very common.

Are you using a photo cartridge and a normal color one?

These I beleive can not be mixed in different slots.
- Photo cartridges you will only need one installed on the left side.
- Normal ink you will need two installed (Black on left and color on right) .

Also Lexmark themselves have a couple of documents on this issue, here and Here

But these efforts will all be useless unless you are using Brand New Original Equipment Manufactured (OEM) Cartridges. This I see day in and day out, I get a lot of people tell me they are using original when they are not in fact, You will know by the price and lexmark carts do not state "for use in"

I dont think it is a problem with the printer, if you are using both brand new OEM cartridges then the firmware fix from lexmark should solve or you are trying to mix Photo type and normal type carts.

But these days ink jet printers are non repairable (well too costly and uneconomical to repair) throw away items, the expense is in the inks and manufactures vertually give away the printers so you will buy their inks, and lexmarks are designed not to like refill and aftermarket inks as are most modern inkjets.

Hope this helps, please let me know if you are using real ink and have tried the firmware fix and still are having issues, but all i probally end up telling you is buy another and welcome to our disposable way of life;)


Feb 21, 2012 | Lexmark X4550 Multifunction Wireless Color...


How to solve Print Cartridge Problems ?

One of the following messages may appear on your the control panel display
  • Color or Right Print Cartridge is not compatible
  • Incorrect Print Cartridge(s)
  • Print Cartridge Problem
  • Incorrectly Installed Cartridge(s)
  • Black or Color Cartridge(s) Failed
  • Color or Right Print Cartridge is not intended for use in this printer

Step one: Remove and inspect the cartridge
Step two: Make sure the cartridge is compatible
Step three: Clean the cartridge contacts

1. Open the printer lid and wait until the carriage stops moving, and then unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
NOTE: If you are removing a tri-color, photo, or gray photo print cartridge, try to clean the contacts quickly enough that the cartridge is not outside of the printer for more than 30 minutes. The ink can dry and clog the nozzles if the cartridge is outside of the printer for too long.
3. Dip a clean cotton swab in distilled water, and then squeeze it to remove most of the moisture.
4. Clean the print cartridge contacts. Do not touch the nozzles.
5. Clean the contacts inside the carriage, inside the printer.
6. Either let the cartridge sit for ten minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it.
7. Reinstall the cartridge, plug in the power cord, close the printer cover, and then try again to print.
Step four: Reset the printer
Step five: Replace the cartridge
Step six: Print in backup mode
Step seven: Service the product

on Jan 03, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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Just tried installing a new photo31 ink cartridge and I am getting right cartridge incorrect message.

If you are using a photo cartridge, in your case the #31 cartridge, insert that in the left carrier where the black cartridge is. Make sure your color cartridge is inserted in the right carrier to continue printing.

Jun 16, 2011 | Lexmark X6650 4-In-One Wireless InkJet...

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Error Message: ''Remove and check cartidge on right''. It seems like the black cartridge is not connecting to the contacts in the carriage. I bought the printer used and the previous owner had a paperclip...

After you install a print cartridge, the attention light begins toflash red. The printer will not print. One of the following messagesmay appear on the control panel:

* Color or Right Print Cartridge is not compatible
* Incorrect Print Cartridge(s)
* Print Cartridge Problem
* Incorrectly Installed Cartridge(s)
* Black or Color Cartridge(s) Failed

Cleaning the connection and reconnecting may solve the issue

Solution :
To solve the problems related to Cartridge Errors we can do the following 4 steps. Which could help us to get the issue resolved

Step 1: Remove, inspect, and reset the problem cartridge
Step 2: Clean the problem cartridge contacts
Step 3: Repeat repeating and cleaning steps

Step : Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge and Clean the problem cartridge contacts..

a) Make sure the printer is on. Press the Power button if it is not lit.

b) Open the printer cover, then wait until the print cartridge carriage is idle and silent

c) Press down lightly on the end of the problem cartridge to release it.

d) Slide the cartridge out and inspect it:
* Check the Copper electrical contacts (the Copper Part which touch the Connector inside)
* Clean it with the pirit or wet cotton)
* Check the Nozzles - Clean it with the worm wet cotton
* Wait for 2 to 5 min befour you connect them back
* Clean the contacts in the carriage, inside the product (Printer)
* Reinstall the cartridge.
* Reconnect the product to the electrical outlet.
* Close the product cover.

NOTE : you can also check the print cartridge label and make sure it iscompatible with your printer. Compatible print cartridges are listed inthe Printer Reference Guide supplied with your printer.

Note : If the cartridge is compatible, reinstall it in the printer:
* Cartridges marked with a triangle go into the left carriage slot.
* Cartridges marked with a square or pentagon go into the right carriage slot.

If issue not resolves Repeat repeating and cleaning steps

Jan 04, 2010 | HP Printers & Copiers

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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

Sep 06, 2009 | HP Photosmart C6180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Won't print gives error message above power and function push button incorrect color cartridge installed---was working fine yesterday no cartridge was done...

uninstall and reinstall printer and make sure u follow the promp and put the right cartridge in the right and color....2 different chambers

Apr 19, 2009 | HP PSC 750 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I haven't the manual for this printer color laserJet 2600n series,

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HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer - Installing Print Cartridges When a print cartridge approaches the end of useful life, the control panel displays a message recommending that to order a replacement. The printer can continue to print using the current print cartridge until the control panel displays a message instructing to replace the cartridge. The printer uses four colors and has a different print cartridge for each color: black (K), cyan (C), magenta (M), and yellow (Y). Replace a print cartridge when the printer control panel displays one of the following messages: Replace yellow cartridge, Replace magenta cartridge, Replace cyan cartridge, Replace black cartridge. The control panel display also indicates the color that should be replaced (unless a genuine HP cartridge is not currently installed). Change the print cartridge
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Open the front door. c00315320.gif CAUTION: Do not place anything on the transfer belt (ETB), which is located on the inside of the front door.
  3. Remove the used print cartridge from the printer. c00315321.gif
  4. Remove the new print cartridge from the bag. Place the used print cartridge in the bag for recycling. c00315322.gif
  5. Grasp both sides of the print cartridge by the blue handles and distribute the toner by gently rocking the print cartridge from front to back. CAUTION: Do not touch the shutter or the surface of the roller. c00315323.gif
  6. Remove the orange shipping locks and the orange shipping tape from the new print cartridge. Discard the shipping tape and shipping locks according to local regulations. c00315324.gif
  7. Align the print cartridge with the tracks inside the printer, and using the handles, insert the print cartridge until it is firmly seated. c00315325.gif
  8. Firmly close the front door. c00315326.gif
  9. Turn on the printer. After a short time, the control panel should display Ready.
    NOTE: If a cartridge is in the wrong slot or is the wrong type for the printer, the control panel will display one of the following messages: Incorrect yellow, Incorrect magenta, Incorrect cyan, Incorrect black.
  10. Installation is complete. Place the used print cartridge in the box in which the new cartridge arrived. See the enclosed recycling guide for recycling instructions.
  11. If a non-HP print cartridge is in the printer, check the printer control panel for further instructions.
    NOTE: When replacing or changing a black print cartridge, a cleaning page will automatically print. This helps prevent speckles on the front or back of printed documents. A cleaning page can also be generated using the control panel or the HP Toolbox.

Nov 03, 2008 | HP Color LaserJet 2600n Printer

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Installed new cartridges; keep getting error message

I'd say your using dodgy aftermarket or non HP cartridges, you could put your old ones in and see if message goes away, if having problem when using with Original HP cartridges post back and I'll did deeper for you.

I dont work for HP, I do know printers :-)

Dec 28, 2007 | HP Deskjet 5440 InkJet Photo Printer

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Dell 962

Just found this partial fix: "Try removing the color cartridge and try printing with the color cartridge out. If it gives you a message that the cartridge is missing, it will still allow you to print by clicking "continue". And from there, it will allow you to print black. I think it really is a problem with your color cartridge." From searching the net, this seems to be a major problem with no solution from Dell!

Feb 14, 2007 | Dell 962 Photo All-In-One InkJet Printer

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