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Ink Cartridge problem? (HP designjet 5500 ps 42")

During the printing process, the ink cartridge warning comes on, then re-accesses the cartridges before it resumes printing. This happens every minute or so severely slowing down the productivity of the printer.

-This didn't start happening until i replaced the yellow cartridge.
-When the warning comes on, it's the Yellow cartridge that's blinking

I think it might be a problem with the connection with the yellow cartridge.
I'd like to get a better idea before i get a different cartridge.

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You are correct, this is usually caused by the contacts going bad on the carriage assembly. try cleaning the contacts, if this does not help, than you need to replace the carriage assembly. hope this helped.

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