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WIll not power on

My printer was working fine and when I replaced an ink cartridge it will no longer power up. I checked the cord and have my 120 vac, so it's not a power cord issue.

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Re: WIll not power on

How long did it keep it unplugged? Does it smell?

Posted on Nov 13, 2007

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Once we ran out of ink and replaced it the printer would no longer print

Remove the cartridges and clean the copper contacts of cartridges with lightly moistened lint free cloth. Do not insert them in printer after cleaning

Power cycle the printer by following steps when cartridges are out

1- unplug the power cord from back of printer when printer is tuned on
2- Wait for 30 seconds
3- plug the power cord and turn on the printer

Insert cartridges, it should start aligning automatically

It will print an alignment page, place the alignment page on scanner glass and press ok

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Maint. reset for lanier ap-2610 printer


Please go through the link mentioned below, it has all the details............

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Aug 11, 2010 | Printers & Copiers

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What is code 5? I have a Canon Pixma MP150 which no longer prints. Cartridges have been replaced with refilled ones which the printer does not recognize. What to do please? Caryl

E5 - The ink cartridges are not installed or a non-supported ink cartridge is installed, or the ink cartridges are not installed properly.

Here is the first fix for this error:

  1. Disconnect the printer's power cord.
  2. Press and hold the power button while reconnecting the power cord.
  3. While still holding down the power button, press the reset button twice (red circle with a triangle).
  4. Release the power button. The printer takes about 10 seconds to show the number 0.
  5. Press + to change the value from 0 to 1.
  6. When this value is 1, press color button; this will light up two LEDs. One is for plain paper and the other for photo paper. At this point, feed the printer with paper.
  7. Press the power button twice and the printer will print a test page (if this page doesn't print by itself, press the "color" button once and the test page will print).
  8. When you print this sheet the value in the display returns to zero.
  9. Open the printer cover and remove the cartridges. With the printer still open, disconnect the power outlet.
  10. Close the lid and turn on the printer.
  11. Now put your cartridges back in the printer, and wait for 2 minutes. The amber light beside the black ink and color ink should have disappeared.

If you continue to get the error message, try this:
  1. Disconnect power cord.
  2. Press and hold the power button whilst plugging the cord back in.
  3. While still holding the power button, press the reset button twice. The printer's display will read "Factory 1".
  4. Allow the printer to finish warming up (takes around 25 seconds).
  5. The word "idle" appears on the screen.
  6. Disconnect the power cord.
  7. Reconnect the power cord.
  8. Turn the printer back on.

Here is the manual for the Canon MP150.

Jul 24, 2010 | Canon PIXMA MP150 All-In-One InkJet...

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Printer is showing ink system failure. what does this mean? how can it be fixed?do we just need to replace all of the ink cartridges? help!


Ink system failure indicated that ink delivery mechanism of the printer is experiencing problem. We need to do below resets for this printer to fix this issue.

Solution 1:

  • Press the On button to turn of the printer.
  • Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer and from wall outlet or surge protector.
  • Removed all the ink cartridges
  • Wait for 2 minutes
  • Connect the power cord and turn the printer On.
  • Install the ink cartridges
(Please go to solution 2 if the problem is not resolved)

Solution 2:
  • Remove all the ink cartridges.
  • While the printer is ON, unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  • Press and hold OK and Cancel button, while holding these buttons connect the power cord.
  • Release the button after 20 seconds.
  • Turn on the printer if it goes off and install the cartridges.


Mar 04, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

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Installed new ink cartridge and it won't work

did you check if the printer printed a cartridge alignment sheet.
you can try power flee initially
take out the cartridge
unplug the power cord
press the power button for 30 seconds
and then replug the cable
when it asks for putting the cartridge
put the cartrige in its respective slot
also make sure that you keep t least one paper on the tray so thst the printer prints an alignment sheet
,it shjould work fine

Hope this helps

Take Care

Jun 26, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink failure

  1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Wait two minutes.
  5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
  7. Re-Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

If this doesnt work then apparently the controller for the inkjets is bad. you would be best served to take it back under warranty or replace the printer

Jun 13, 2008 | HP Photosmart 3310 Printer

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Error check ink cartridge

Hi ,

As per the information provided by you it seems to be a hardware issue however u cvan try these steps .

Steps >

Take out the ink cartridges from the printer > without turning off the printer unplug the power cord > press # and 6 key together , now without releasing the keys plug in the power cord .

keep on holding the keys down until the machine turns off automatically .

after the unit turns on again it would do the allignment give a msg for insert ink cartridges . insert the cartridges at that time . and see how it works out .


May 24, 2008 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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Replacement of ink cartridges

  1. Press the On button to turn the printer off.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Wait two minutes.
  5. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  6. Press the On button to turn the printer on.
  7. Install the ink cartridges when prompted.

Jan 21, 2008 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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Dell 810 giving Incompatible Ink Cartridge error message

Hi try these steps

STEP: Disconnect and Reconnect the Printer Power Supply
Top of Form 1
Bottom of Form 1

Unplug the power cord from the wall socket.
Disconnect the power supply from the back of the printer.
Wait 15 seconds.
Reconnect the power supply to the back of the printer.
Plug the power cord back into the wall socket

STEP: Clean the Contacts and Wick the Ink Cartridge
Ensure the printer is powered on.

Lift the scanner unit.

Open the cartridge latches and remove the cartridges from the carrier
Take a clean, damp cloth and wipe the nozzle of the print cartridge from front to back.
Turn the cartridge so that you are looking at the contacts on the back side of the cartridge
Using a clean dry cloth, wipe the contacts so that no dust or other contaminants are visible
Clean the contact inside the printer with the dry cloth used to clean the cartridge contacts.

Replace the cartridges in the carrier and close the scanner unit.
STEP: Verify Each Cartridge Carrier Has an Ink Cartridge
Check to make sure the left cartridge carrier contains a black or photo ink cartridge.
Check to make sure the right carrier contains a color ink cartridge.
Remove each cartridge and examine it to make sure the protective tape has been removed from the contacts and the print head.
Replace each cartridge in the proper carrier.

Let me know the status.


Jan 07, 2008 | Dell 810 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink says empty but cartridge is new

On the phone for an hour with those idiots in India, same exact problem. Here is what you do: 1: Unplug AC cord from back 2: Hold down the # and 6 key, plug in the powe cord and continue to hold the kes for 1 minute. 3. Printer will power off durning this time. Release the keys and plug in the power cord. 4. You may need to press the power button on. This will hard reset the printer. It will go throught the initialaztion process and suck your cartridges but should solve the problem. HP SUCKS!

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