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Printer I am trying to copy or print and error is coming up stating wrong cartridge and I have had the same cartridge no changes I even printed 1 week ago

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YDOC is correct above. You will need to replace the print head. You can "reset" the printer and clean the printhead but it is only a temporary solution.

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The printer is not reading the cartridge properly. You may have clogged nozzles/printhead. Do a claen (deep or other) that is in your printers maintenace area. Then try to print. No luck, then remove cartridges, do a thorough manual clean by using proper cleaning solution and cotton buds(q-tips). If the cartridge has its own printhead (gold areas) wipe the gold area that goes against the printer carriage, ie the one the ink comes out of, be careful, do not wipe any other gold areas, only the one the ink comes out of. Press the cartridges firmly one by one on a folded wipe and hold a moment, when you lift off, you should be left with a clear vertical line of three colours, and the black one should be same but black. The marks should be dark and bright (ink) not patchy or missing colour etc. (i use unscented baby wipes-huggies!!! don't laugh they work great, i have never had printer problems apart from usual things like a toddler jamming it with toy!!!) Put cartridges back. Try reprinting. Good luck!!!

Posted on Aug 31, 2007

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6. Press the check button once. The screen with read “Maintenance: Ink Levels”.
7. Press the right arrow button until the screen reads “Maintenance: Print Test Page”.
8. Press the check button once. This will start the Self-Test. Once the page has printed, the printer will stop. The test is not continuous.

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1. Turn the power OFF.
2. Open the front cover.
3. Turn the power back ON. The print cartridge carrier should move to the install position located in the middle of the printer. If it does not, close and reopen the cover:
4. Reseat both cartridges in the printer and check for the error.
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9. Remove the black print cartridge and reinsert the color cartridge.
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