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My printer will not recognize the color cartridge anymore which then makes anything unprintable. Is this fixable?

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  • jklotz229 Jul 30, 2009

    I have put in a new cartridge, cleaned the area and made sure that it was properly installed and it still will not recognize the color ink cartridge.

  • jklotz229 Jul 31, 2009

    thanks! i was thinking i was just going to have to buy a new one.


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Make sure you install the cartridge properly, put the right side in first, and then press the left side down firmly.

Posted on Jul 30, 2009

  • Craig Gillette
    Craig Gillette Jul 31, 2009

    Sounds like the switch in the carriage is bad, the carriage is not a separate part, so the print engine may need to be replaced, the cost though is almost as much as a new printer...


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