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Remove and check color cartridge error

Cannot get this message to go away. All light flash and printer will not print, copy or scan. I have tried new cartridges, a cartridge that works in an identical printer and I have cleaned all contacts on both color and black cartridges and print heads. Have also reset after disconnecting and pressing #,and 6 simultaneously. Same message always appears. Have never used non-HP cartridges. HP support has not been helpful. After paying for phone support and a promise that they would fix the problem all I got was advice to buy a new printer. Unless this gets resolved, not likely to purchase from HP again. I've gotten better tech support from most other vendors.

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Re: remove and check color cartridge error

I was woundering are these new cartages or refiled ?
cause our wont work with refilled caratages

so this is how i found that out !

Issue After you install a print cartridge, the scan, copy, and fax lights begin to flash at the same time. The printer will not print. One of the following error messages may display 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
Solution Follow the steps below until the above issue is resolved. All of the following steps may not be necessary to resolve the issue. When the lights stop flashing, the issue is resolved. NOTE: Either one or both of the cartridges could be causing the problem. Step one: Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge The print cartridge may not have full electrical contact with the printer. Removing and reinstalling the cartridge may help. NOTE: HP cannot guarantee the quality of remanufactured or refilled cartridges.
  1. Make sure the printer is on. Press the Power button if it is not lit.
  2. Open the printer cover, and then wait until the print cartridge carriage is idle and silent.
  3. Press down lightly on the end of the problem cartridge to release it. Figure 1: Removing the tri-color cartridge c00838141.gif
  4. Slide the cartridge out and inspect it. CAUTION: Do not touch the copper electrical contacts or the ink nozzles. Figure 2: Electrical contacts and nozzles c00838142.gif 1 - Copper electrical contacts 2 - Nozzles
    • Check the electrical contacts for debris.
    • Make sure all the clear nozzle protective tape has been removed. CAUTION: Do not attempt to remove the copper electrical strip. Figure 3: Removing the clear nozzle protective tape c00838143.gif 1 - Protective tape
    • Look at the number on the print cartridge label and make sure it is compatible with your printer. Compatible print cartridges are listed in the Printer Reference Guide supplied with your printer.
  5. If the cartridge is compatible, reinstall it in the printer:
    • Color cartridges go into the left carriage slot.
    • Black cartridges go into the right carriage slot. Figure 4: Sliding cartridge into place c00838144.gif
Step two: Clean the problem cartridge contacts If the steps above did not solved the problem, follow the steps below to clean the electrical contacts on the print cartridge and in the carriage in the printer.
  1. Gather the following items to clean the cartridge and print carriage:
    • Clean distilled water. Use bottled or filtered water if distilled water is not available. Tap water may contain contaminants which could damage the cartridge.
    • Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well).
    • Sheets of paper or paper towel to rest the cartridges on during cleaning.
  2. Open the printer lid and wait until the print cartridge carriage stops moving.
  3. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up. NOTE: If you are removing a 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.
  4. Unplug the printer.
  5. Dip a swab in the clean water, and then squeeze it to remove most of the moisture. The swab should be only slightly damp.
  6. Clean the print cartridge contacts. The illustration below shows the contacts. Do not touch the nozzles. Figure 5: Electrical contacts c00838145.gif
  7. Clean the contacts in the print carriage, inside the printer. The illustration below shows the carriage and the contacts.
  8. Either let the cartridge sit for several minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it.
  9. Reinstall the cartridge, plug the printer back in, and close the printer cover. Figure 6: Print carriage contacts c00838146.gif
Step three: Repeat reseating and cleaning steps If the problem is not solved, repeat the reseating and cleaning procedures above.

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Re: remove and check color cartridge error

It seems that while its whinging about the colour cartridge most of the time all you need to do is pull the BLACK cartridge and give THAT one a wipe - nice one HP ?? - sorted mine out twice now anyway. apparently they share some connectors or something so it can't actually tell the difference. eugh.

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Re: remove and check color cartridge error

I finally just junked the HP and got a Kodak.

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