I just changed my hp 56 inkjet print cartridge which I have done many times before. It fails to connect, red lamp goes on, says waiting for cartridge to go readjust (all in Swedish) but also that something is (the line?) is occupied. Now there is an alarmin cracking sound and I fear the start of a smell.
I put the empty cartridge back into the machine and all the above occurs.
It sounds like the print cartridge is bad. Pull it out and look at the electrical contacts. If there are scratches going from one across to the other or ink on the contacts, you could be shorting out the cartridge. Is this a refilled cartridge? If so, all bets are off. Throw it away and buy an HP original print cartridge. Also, look at the contact points inside the printer carriage where you install the print cartridge. If you see ink across the contacts, take a cotton swab with a very little bit of water (not dripping) and wipe the contacts. If you see the dimples collapsed, you have a problem. This is extremely rare however, but can happen if something is jammed into the carriage.
Put your old one back in and see if the printer responds. This is an easy check to see if it is the printer or the print cartridge.
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Remove the cartridge and use a damp paper towel, wipe the bottom of the cartridge several times. Each time you wipe you should be getting black streaks on the paper towel. After manually cleaning the cartridge nozzles you will need to use a new tower and wipe the contacts on the back of the cartridge. When this is done reinstall it and run a cleaning and then an alignment procedure from the printer software. You should be printing good again.
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Did you perhaps not mean to post under the 1315? I am not sure if you have this printer or another model. The 1315 normally takes a different number ink cartridge.
Meanwhile - gotta tell you that the 1315 is the buggiest printer I ever had. If you purchased it recently and can find your receipt, I'd take it back! Since they've pretty much done away with the 1315, if it was a recent purchase, it was likely a clearance item from some place.
Try taking all the ink cartridges out, uninstall the printer entirely, and reinstall it (the entire printer, not just the cartridges). Blow your printer out with canned air as well - dust, pet hair, people hair, fuzz and general paper fibers can build up more than we think, and cause error messages and other printing problems.
That should help, if it was the 1315 model.
That being said, note that if it still doesn't work, and you have the 1315, save yourself a lot of grief and toss it in the trash and buy another cheap printer! 1315 is Bug City!
this should work for all 5500 hp printers
i hope this helps you out
richard from chicago
i just noticed you have the wrong cartage
you need hp 57 color
that will make all the difference :-)
HP Officejet 5500 series
All-in-One modelBlack cartridge Color cartridge
HP Officejet 5505
HP Officejet 5508
HP Officejet 5515
HP Officejet 5510, HP Officejet 5510xi, HP Officejet 5510v
HP Officejet 5600 series
Replacing the print cartridges
Turn on the HP Officejet, and lift open the print-carriage access door.
The print carriage will move into the access area.
Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access door
After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot.
Figure 2: Removing the print cartridgeNOTE:
It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.
Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles.
Figure 3: Removing the plastic tape
Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place.
Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle.
Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridge
Close the print-carriage access door.
Aligning the print cartridges
The HP Officejet will prompt you to align the print cartridges every time you install a new print cartridge to assure high-quality output.
When the message displays, press OK .
The HP Officejet will print an alignment page.
Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
Press OK .
The HP Officejet will align the print cartridges and display Alignment Complete .
It Does keep asking if it fails to get it right, usually it fails to get scan of alignment page completed correctly because it fails to see one of the colours printed on its alignment page correctly,
I would guess that you should change colour cartridge as well (these I have seen deplete themselves trying print black when black ink is not present.
There is also a way of telling your printer to forget about alignment would you like to know how......Press and hold the Setup button, and then press Options (or Copy Options ).
Here is a link to how an alignment page should look and HP answers to your problem, please rate my solution for me.