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Replacing ink cartridge(s) in my HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One

I have replaced ink cartridges in this printer before, but this time... . I bought for the first time a large (hp 74XL) black ink cartridge, and did insert it to "clicking" point in the right-hand slot. I also bought a regular size color cartridge (hp 75), and inserted it in the color cartridge slot. The screen message was "Print cartridge missing or not detected". Thinking that the pairing of different sized cartridges could be the problem, I removed the color cartridge, leaving only the black ink one. The same message came up. I turned the printer off, and also the computer. Tried the next day. Removed and reinserted the (single) cartridge - same message.

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Had the same problem
I just kept putting it in and taking it out until the msg stopped.
also sometimes when you see this msg you can push the ok button and the printer will go to correct mode.

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These types of the more severe cartridge errors (i.e. "refer to documentation" / "incompatible cartridges", "print cartridge(s) problem", etc.), along with the blinking power lights, etc., typically indicates the internal micro-electronics of the HP #74/75 cartridge are damaged (or is performing marginally if issues are intermittent). NOTE: The cartridge's electrical wire runs at rear and lower side of the ink cartridge, are very delicate and are somewhat susceptible to ink attack over time, which can lead to premature failures. In addition, the older the cartridge the higher the chance of an internal electrical failure. I suggest you first run a 'Tap 41' diagnostic test to check cartridges electrical health (this is a forced test); you may also bypass the error (temporarily) on most models which use HP 74/75 cartridges. Refer to Inkjet411 youtube videos below:

HP 74, 75, 74XL, 75XL Cartridges - Solving Errors & Warnings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ISTGyScWU

HP Photosmart C4200-C4500 and C5200-C5500a Printers - Diagnostic Tap 41 Test: (verifies electrical health of ink cartridges): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE-IM4AVMc

HP Photosmart 4200-4500 5200-5500 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDxRkAGOJaI

HP Officejet J5700/J6400 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3_D90SSq4


Ink Refilling & Cartridge Care Tips - Everything you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnXoDIblpdU

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