I had this printing and then I ran out of ink and I put a new cartridge in it and now it will not print. I just bought it..gave $100.00 more than Office Max had them..Which made me mad in the beginning...I have a Dell computer which has been a problem from the beginning..it too is still under warrenty until Sept 16, 2007 I want to get his stuff fixed or new ones in their place
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Hi, when an ink cartridge runs low in your HP Officejet 5610 All-in-One printer, you will see a message on the printer's display screen. Faded-looking text or pictures also indicate low ink. Ensure print quality by replacing ink cartridges when they run low.
Things You'll Need:
* HP #27 or #56 black, #22 color or #58 color photo print cartridge, or compatible equivalent
Turn printer on if it is off. Never attempt to change the ink cartridge if the printer is off. If it is off, it will not properly position or release ink cartridges, and attempting to change the ink cartridges may damage the printer.
Open the print-carriage door, located on the right side of the printer. The print carriage will automatically move into the access area.
Push down on the top edge of the cartridge you are replacing to pop it out of its slot. Remove the print cartridge and discard or recycle.
Pull off the protective tape on the new print cartridge using the pink tab. Do not touch any part of the cartridge except the black plastic. Touching the contacts or ink nozzles under the protective tape can damage the cartridge and result in poor print quality.
Hold the cartridge upright and push gently forward into the empty ink cartridge slot until it clicks.
Are you using a factory new ink cartridge?
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem.Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
50% or stronger isopropyl works well as a solvent, 91% dries very quickly. Try cleaning both the contact-film surface of the ink cartridge and the print-head (carriage, actually) in the printer with a lint-free cloth or swab and solvent (swabs reach to the carriage contacts better) CAREFULLY. Clean the print head on the cartridge itself by pressing straight on, not rubbing back and forth, with a lint-free cloth and solvent. Use the HP print head cleaner program first, then check alignment with HP's program, then print a test page. Is this not exactly what the help file on maintenance tells you?
Very simple solution: The cartridges still have ink in them but printing is very slow. Remove the cartridges from the printer. Take a wet paper towel and wipe the print head on each one until the ink flows from each head. Usually it is the color cartridge because it is used less than the black one. Once ink is flowing again, reinsert the cartridges into the printer and your normal printing speed will return. This worked for me, no thanks to the "experts" or trouble shooting guides..
With the printer on, open the door to the ink cartridges (on right front). The cartridges will move over. Tip them out. Remove the bright colored (can't remember what color) loose strip from the print head on the new cartridge and put them in the same way they came out. They are numbered and so it's pretty hard to mess them up.