Question about HP Photosmart C5280 Printer
Hp c5280 wont print after exchanging the black cartridge (genuine), error 'refer to print documentation'.
Testpage mentions under System Events: "pen in chute 1 is st"
Cleaning the contacts did not help.
HP-support told to perform a reset, but that did also not help.
1. press buttons "red eye" + "print photo" (on display "enter special key combo)
2. then press "red eye" -> "print photos" -> "red eye". (on display service menu).
3. Use ">"-button to find "reset" menu and confirm (OK)
4. Choose "semi-full reset" and confirm (OK)
5. Reset will start.)
WARNING: after this reset the HP-software does not report the inkstatus of BOTH cartridges anymore.
HP now wants to know all details of the cartridge.
Perhaps a production error of the cartridge electronics?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
There are several different ways I've come across which will resolve ink cartridge errors on the HP Officejet 5510.
HP's standard, pat answer to the problem is "Buy brand new genuine HP ink cartridges." If you refill your own ink cartridge or have it done at Walmart or somewhere else, you will eventually run into this problem. Why? Because the 5510 stores information on as many as 2 of the black ink & 2 of the color ink cartridges you have used in the machine - complete with an "expiration" date for each of those cartridges. You can refill them, but unless you clear the stored memory in the printer you probably won't be able to get around the errors. Even if you do, they usually come back in a short period of time. I know this because I own a 5510 & a 5110 and have battled this problem myself for a couple of years.
Short of buying "genuine new HP ink cartridges", using your printer for target practice, or testing it's aerodynamic design... lofting it not-so-gently from a 2nd-story (or higher) window... aiming for the nearest dumpster ;) you might try:
The 5510 has a pair of 1.5v batteries which function much like the CMOS battery on the motherboard of your computer - they supply power to the memory chips which store the serial numbers and expiration dates of the last 2 sets of ink cartridges which were used. The batteries are sealed together at the top and bottom and are attached to a circut board inside the printer on the left-hand side. At a glance, they look a lot like a capacitor or something like that attached to the board. If you look closely, you will see the "+" and "-" markings.
Breaking the connection (located at the top) between these two batteries will clear the ink cartridge serial number info from the printer's memory - but be advised this will probably also clear other short-term memory items also - such as last number redial, etc.
The clever individual who posted this info actually attached wires - one to the top of each of the 1.5v batteries - and ran the wires out through the opening above the paper trays. The wire-ends are connected together - I imagine they would need to be held out of the way of the paper path with a piece of tape.
(M-I-C-K-E-Y...M-O-U-S-E) He, he
When it's time for a cartridge change/refill, the wires are disconnected to clear the memory, then reconnected again after the full cartridges have been installed.
I've read posts from people with different models of printers have mentioned installing a switch to clear the memory - a preferable solution than to have wires running out from the inside of your printer.
This is a widespread issue and regardless of how you resolve the error messages, one must always remember that when you bypass something that is built-into the design of an electronic device, you run the risk of damaging components. In this case, the biggest problem would be running too low or completely out of ink and burning out the print head on the ink cartridge; then you would end up having to replace the cartridge anyway.
Personally, I'm basically fed up with the way HP has been forcing people who buy their printers and All-In-Ones to pay outrageous prices for replacement cartridges, by building machines which generate error messages and reject refilled and non-OEM cartridges. Their drivers and software programs often have compatibility problems even with other HP products which are installed on the same computer with an HP printer. Too many problems for me - I won't be buying any more HP printers and I hear Dell is not much better.
While I haven't tried to jump out the memory on my 5510 yet, that will be my last and final effort before giving it the aerodynamics test... into the nearest dumpster!
Posted on Mar 17, 2008
SOURCE: How do I reset the ink levels?
We have an issue of missing or replace yellow cartridge. Please feel free to contact the HP support for replacement of the printer, if the printer is in warranty status. HP would replace the printer.
Posted on Jan 13, 2008
Perform a semi-full reset on the all-in-one by following the steps below
Take out the cartridges from the unit .
Make sure the unit is connected to the wall jack directly without any surge protector.
Unplug the power cord from the back of the unit ( without turning off the unit ) .
Now press the # and 6 key together , while holding these keys down plug in the power cord back into the unit .
Do not release the keys after a few seconds u will find the hp logo or bars moving across the screen .wait while the unit turns off.
after one minute turn on the prnter . it will go into alligment phase > let it finish .
after its done > try to make a copy .
8 Allow the all-in-one to re-initialize. This may take a minute or two.
9 If prompts appear in the all-in-one display to set the front panel language and country settings, perform the steps to set this information.
Let me know if this helps.
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Posted on Nov 21, 2008
The official solution is to power off and reset the printer, as this is an ink system failure:
- power off the printer
- disconnect power cord
- wait 30 seconds
- reconnect power cord
- power on the printer.
Frankly this looks a bit like mumbo-jumbo to me, but it's worth a try.
Searching on the Internet finds out this other suggestion,
"...is being handled by the Level 2 techs at HP and all L1 agents have been instructed to transfer the call to the L2 techs. So give a call to HP Tech Support and they will take care of this one way or the other."
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
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