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See error code section of user manual which you can get here: http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01374711.pdf

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Problem After you install a print cartridge, one of the following messages appears on the color graphics display:
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NOTE: HP cannot guarantee the quality of remanufactured or refilled cartridges.
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  3. Press down lightly on the end of the problem cartridge to release it. Figure 1: Removing the tri-color cartridge
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Step 2: Clean the problem cartridge contacts
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    • Clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges (coffee filters work well).
    • Sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridge on during cleaning.
  2. Open the product cover and wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
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  4. Unplug the product from the electrical outlet.
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  6. Clean the cartridge contacts.
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  10. Reconnect the product to the electrical outlet.
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Step 3: Repeat reseating and cleaning steps If the problem is not solved, repeat the reseating and cleaning procedures above.

Call HP if the cartridge is covered under warranty to replace the cartridge
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