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HP Photosmart C4200 All-in-One printer


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  • lbarto Nov 22, 2007

    i dont know how to move the cartridge holder on the printer into the middle to access the cartridge

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2008

    how to install the ink cartridge



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While printing photo the red color is not appearing, cartridge is good

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Selphy cp780 continues to say ink cartridge empty even after installing new one. Tried 2 new ones to be certain it wasn't the cartridge, same thing...tells me ink cartridge empty install new.

try and reset your printer,unplug the power cord and wait 10 min, then plug back in,understand that Canon has installed a chip so you cannot use refilled cartridges,or cartridges you refill,if this doesn't work,then contact Canon,and you could get the same message I got take it in to be repaired, (to costly), so I end up buying a new one,,

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I can't seem to install my ink cartridge correctly. Do you have a picture demonstration on how to do this? I continue getting an error message.

Installing the print cartridges Follow the instructions below to install the print cartridges: caution.png CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts. Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts.
  1. Remove the print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape from the copper strip. Figure 2: Removing the plastic tapec00109809.jpg
  2. With the power on, open the printer's top cover. The cradle moves to the center of the printer.
  3. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strip is on the bottom. Figure 3: Holding the print cartridgec00109811.jpg
  4. Insert the cartridge into the cradle at a slight upward angle until you feel resistance. Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridgec00109813.jpg
  5. Firmly push the cartridge into the cradle. You will hear a snapping sound when the print cartridge is correctly positioned. The print cartridge fits securely in its cradle. Figure 5: Print cartridge in correct positionc00109815.jpg
  6. Close the top cover.
  7. Calibrate the printer for optimum print quality.
    Best of luck!

Sep 06, 2011 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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My printer canon mp190 says the ink cartridges are not recognized. The same ink cartridges have been working. I can't figure out why of a sudden they aren't recognized.

It seems to me that these ink cartridges are not Cannon. This can happen anytime. I would suggest you get original Cannon cartridges. It always pays to get the real thing.
Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2011 | Canon PIXMA MP190 All-In-One InkJet...

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My hp deskjet 6940 inkjet printer doesn't show me level of ink in cartridge

Print a diagnostic page If the steps above have not helped, print and evaluate a diagnostic page to see if the cartridges or the printer is causing the problem.
  1. Make sure the printer is on and loaded with unused, plain, white paper.
  2. Press and hold the Power button and then press the Cancel button. Release both buttons. The diagnostic page prints. Figure 1: Power and Cancel buttonsc00584735.gif 1 - Cancel button 2 - Power button
Step 4: Note which cartridges printed which areas of the diagnostic page You must identify which cartridge printed which part of the diagnostic page, so that if you find defects on the page, you will know which cartridge is the problem. However, you can install different combinations of print cartridges in your printer, and different cartridge combinations print different diagnostic page patterns. Your diagnostic page may not look exactly like the picture below, but the right and left cartridges will print in the same areas of the page no matter which cartridges are installed. Figure 2: Diagnostic page layout (the patterns in each area may look slightly different on your page)c00584715.gif 1 - Printed by the right cartridge 2 - Printed by the left cartridge NOTE: If you are printing in reserve mode (one cartridge is missing), the missing cartridge's area of the diagnostic page will be blank. Step 5: Check ink levels NOTE: If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured ink cartridge, or a cartridge that has been used in another product, the ink level indicator is inaccurate or unavailable. Look in the middle of the diagnostic page. The bars with "E" (for "empty") and "F" (for "full") at each end show the ink levels in the cartridges. As ink is used, the solid color changes to a faded color. Figure 3: Left (tri-color) cartridge almost full - right cartridge emptyc00235259.gif Figure 4: Both left and right cartridges almost fullc00235260.gif

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I just want to install the needed empty ink cartridges on my hpc5180. It said I needed to install a couple cartridges, but now I can't figure out which ones. I looked in the control panel under printers,...

Press the OK and Help buttons at the same time. An extended self test page will print out. On that page will be ink levels.

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Aug 14, 2010 | HP Photosmart C5180 All-In-One InkJet...

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How do i refill Lexmark prospect se pro208 Ink Cartridges

I have a Lexmark Prospect SE Pro208 and let cartridges run empty. I then purchased refill ink made the proper hole and needled
ink into the cartridges. Only thing is that the printer does not measure how much ink is in the cartridge it guesses by quality, amount of ink used on each sheet. It uses the chip on the cartridge as a install date and serial #. when I tried to print it said
the cartridges were empty still. BUT!!! if I took a memory stick and stuck it in the printer port I could print the picture from the
mini screen. that would mean that the program installed on the computer was "edited" would that work to fix $100 of ink to be purchased??? just a thought.

May 17, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Can i install only black ink or do i need to install all colors?

Did you use Epson Genuine Cartridges?
ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc.

These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine. When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......

I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. .


This is the only advice I can give you.

If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

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Mar 24, 2010 | Epson Stylus C86 InkJet Printer

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Won't print after replacing cartridges

The following text copied from HP website to tackle this problem. minimtop.gif Follow the instructions below to install the print cartridges. NOTE: If you are installing ink cartridges in the unit for the first time, be sure to use only the print cartridges that came with the unit. The ink in these cartridges is specially formulated to mix with the ink in the print head assembly at first-time setup. s.gif Installing the print cartridges minimtop.gif
  1. Verify that the unit is on.
  2. Open the ink cartridge door. Figure 1: Opening the ink cartridge door c00718797.gif
  3. Squeeze the gray tab below an ink cartridge slot to release the gray latch and then lift the latch. Figure 2: Lifting the latch c00721793.gif 1 - Ink cartridge latch for the black ink cartridge 2 - Ink cartridge latches for the color ink cartridges NOTE: The ink cartridge areas are color-coded for easy reference. From left to right, the ink cartridges are black, yellow, light cyan, cyan, light magenta, and magenta.
  4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
  5. Hold the ink cartridge by the handle and then slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot. NOTE: Make sure that the ink cartridge is inserted into the slot that has the same shaped icon and color as the ink cartridge. The copper-colored contacts should be facing the printer as the ink cartridge is inserted. Figure 3: Inserting an ink cartridge c00721795.gif
  6. Press down on the gray latch until it clicks into place. Figure 4: Closing the gray latch c00721796.gif
  7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each ink cartridge that needs to be replaced. NOTE: All six cartridges must be installed. The printer will not work if an ink cartridge is missing.
  8. Close the ink cartridge door. Figure 5: Closing the ink cartridge door c00718798.gif

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Printhead problem (black/yellow) on HP L7780

When you removed the paper it's possible your damaged it and that's why the message is not going away. Did you try to put the cartridge back in to make sure it had not come out of position and just remove the power cord for a minute then plugging it back it.

Here are the steps to make sure you properly change the cartridges and the heads...

Install the ink cartridges and printheads Step one: Install the ink cartridges All four ink cartridges must be correctly installed for the HP All-in-One to work. Follow the steps below to Install cartridges:
  1. Open the ink cartridge cover.
  2. Remove each ink cartridge from its package.
  3. Align each ink cartridge with its color-coded slot and then insert the ink cartridge into the slot. To ensure proper contact, press down firmly on the cartridges until they snap into place.
  4. Close the ink cartridge cover.
Figure 1: Installing cartridges c00841893.gif 1 - Open the ink cartridge cover. 2 - Remove the ink cartridges from the packages. 3 - Install the ink cartridges. 4 - Close the ink cartridge cover. Step two: Install the printheads Follow the steps below to install the printheads.
  1. Open the top cover of the printer. Figure 2: Open the top cover c00848391.gif
  2. If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, press and hold the Resume button (c00847980.gif ) for three seconds. Wait for the carriage to stop moving.
  3. Remove the cardboard cover from the printhead carriage. Figure 3: Remove the cardboard cover c00848392.gif
  4. Lift the printhead latch. Figure 4: Lift the printhead latch c00848393.gif
  5. Before installing a printhead, shake the printhead up and down at least six times while the printhead is still in its packaging. Figure 5: Shake the printhead while it is still in its packaging c00847983.gif
  6. Remove the new printhead from its package, and then remove its orange protective caps. CAUTION: Do not shake printheads after the caps are removed. Figure 6: Remove the printhead from its packaging, then remove the orange caps from the printhead c00847984.gif
  7. Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot. The label on the printhead must match the label on the printhead latch. Press down firmly on the printhead to ensure proper contact. Figure 7: Insert the printheads in the correct color-coded slots c00847985.gif
  8. Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to ensure that the latch is properly engaged. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch. Figure 8: Close the latch c00848394.gif
  9. Close the top cover. Figure 9: Close the top cover c00847987.gif
Step three: Align the print heads Whenever you insert or replace a printhead, the printer automatically aligns the printheads to ensure the best print quality. If the printer does not print the alignment page automatically, start the alignment process manually. To start the alignment process manually:
  1. Press the Setup button on the control panel Setup and the number 6 on the keypad or scroll to Tools .
  2. Press 4 on the keypad or scroll to Align Printer . The alignment process starts.

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Changing cartridges

Did you get the answer for how to replace the ink cartridge, because I don't have a manual myself and I can't even figure out where the ink cartridge is located?

Dec 11, 2007 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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