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Hi - I just got to the bottom of my ink cartridges before I realized that I was out, so after changing to new ones (except the black) I can not do a test print. Any help?
Have you used a cotton swab (Q-Tip) with a gentle cleanser on it, to wipe both the metal strips/contcts on the bottom of the cartridges, and also the same items with which they interface in the printer's cartridge well?
If you can clean them very gently, you might find that they make better contact, thus allowing the print to work again.
Ink can be oily at times, and that will interfer with the contact between the two types of metals, which make the electrical contact to allow the printer to work.
Give it a try. Read the cartridge's packaging, as they may have some instructions on what kind of liquid cleanser to use. Perhaps an alcohol, like rubbing alcohol, or an acetone, from nail polish remover.
But you must be sure of what to use, otherwise if you use something too caustic, you can ruin it instead of fixing it.
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Turn the printer on and confirm that there is paper in the tray. After the new ink cartridges are loaded, the printer will need to run an alignment test. On the front of the printer, above and to the right of the paper tray, there is an access door that swings open sideways. Open the access door. The ink cartridges will move so that they can be reached through the door.
Press both print cartridges down until they pop out of their holders. If you will have difficulty remembering each cartridge's position, remove only one at a time. Once a cartridge is popped out of its holder, it can be lifted freely through the access door.
Prepare the new ink cartridges for installation by removing them from the packaging and removing the tape from the bottom of each cartridge. Be careful not to touch the delicate metal contacts on the bottom of the cartridges.
Install the cartridges by aligning them slightly below the holders, then pushing them up and forward until they snap into place. Close the access door when you are finished. A test sheet will begin printing to check the alignment of the cartridges.
Open the lid of the scanner and place the test page face down on the scanner bed. The upper-left corner of the test page should line up with the arrow in the corner of the scanner bed.
Push the "Scan" button on the printer control panel. The scanner will scan the test page into the printer's memory, which will then be used to make any alignment adjustments that are necessary. The printer is ready to use when the test is complete
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