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We refilled the color ink cartridge and now it won't print at all.

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Newer cartridges often have chips which tell the printer if the cartridge is empty. these chips have to be reseted (sorry, don't know how at the moment - websearch should help). did you try a genuine cartridge? if not, you should try this first. i think the problem is a chip issue. if it's not a chip issue, the refill-ink could have damaged the printer head. but as far as i know hp integrates the printer heads in the ink cartridges -> new and genuine cartridge should help

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