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HP 1610 all in one printer lost power

I was getting a message on the printer saying "right cartridge needs adjusting". I removed the cartridge and put it back in. I still got the same message. I put a new cartridge in and it worked fine, then all of the sudden the printer shut off completely and it won't turn back on. Any ideas?

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Re: HP 1610 all in one printer lost power

I'm assuming you've made sure the power cord didn't fall out. It could be possible that the ribbon cable to the head assembly is damaged or pulled loose. This would explain the first message of the "right cartridge needs adjusting". Check both ends to see if it's come loose and check the whole ribbon for damage. Also, do a full reset of all cables. (power, usb etc.)

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Trouble turning on, displays no mech mode then goes to cartridges

From HP Tech support:
1. Verify that configuration button (Setup button) was not pressed (it was not pressed)

2. Disconect the power cord from the unit

3. Press and hold configuration button

4. Connect the power cord to the unit

(this way the unit gets out from the "No Mech Mode")

5. Stop pressing configuration button (I waited about 15 seconds)

Doing this, the unit seemed to be reset by an intialization process as the cartridges adjusted. It worked fine for me. Not sure of the purpose for error.

Aug 07, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Display says "Remove and check right cartridge", but even replacing the right cartridge with a new one does not fix the problem, and the printer will not function.

This HP PSC 1610 all in one - scan / fax / copier *** printer, normally the cartridges inserting
locations might have caused some issue. When you install the genuine catridge and getting the
error. Might be the catridge inserter might be replaced with local hardware engineer is the best solution. Moreover this type of printers are HP itlsef is giving the maximum life of 3 years only as printer life time.

In our office we are using HP PSC 1110 - 4-in-1 printer and it is having the same problem, but when the message displayed, we will just say OK and it will automatically print the necessary pages.

Best of Luck always.

Jul 16, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hp 2210 error message after cartridge replacement

It seems that the cartridge which you are trying is not ment for this printer can help you but for that you have to visit----

Jun 22, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Message says to remove and check cartridge. It is in right.

hi....take it to a tech to check about the system control chip... the control chip would have gone bad... and they will replace u with a new chip..
or else Try manually moving the head carriage back and forth a few times!
Also check, if there isn't some piece of paper lodged inside, if yes try to remove it carefully!..
these are the possible solutions u can try out...
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Jun 16, 2009 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Remove and check right cartridge (black ink)

I have discovered how to perform a full reset of the HP PSC 1610, which clears all the internal memory, thereby fixing the "remove and check right cartridge" problem.
To perform a full reset of the HP PSC 1610:
1. Unplug the power cord.
2. Press and hold the OK and CANCEL buttons on the front panel keypad.
3. While still holding the buttons, plug the power cord back in. Continue to hold the buttons for two seconds, and then release them.
4. After a few seconds, the screen will display the message “Deriv Clear” confirming that the reset is done.

I have discovered that the HP PSC 1610 all-in-one printer has a hidden diagnostic mode, which lets you do several interesting things.

To enter the hidden diagnostic mode of the HP PSC 1610: 
1. tap both arrow keys simultaneously.
2. tap the left arrow key.
3. tap the OK key.
4. At this point, you have a choice to make. If you want to enter the "Service" menu, tap the left arrow key. If, on the other hand, you want to get into the "Underware" menu, tap the right arrow key.

There is a menu option in the "Underware" menu called "printer-mech button tap", from which you can initiate any of HP's "tap tests," so called because, on the early HP printers whose onboard user interface was limited to two physical buttons, you would tell the printer which diagnostic test you wanted it to perform by holding down one of the buttons while tapping the other button a certain number of times. In the HP literature, the various diagnostic tests that the printer can do are named according to the number of button taps required to initiate the test. Hence, HP might refer to "tap test #6", "tap test #9", and so forth.
I am not sure what all of the various tap tests do, but I would imagine there is probably a tap test that resets the internal counter responsible for making the printer reject the cartridges.

Dec 25, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Can't clear ''remove and check color cartridge''

if you go on the hp website and click on live chat they will help you tho it

Nov 19, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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HP 1610, Remove Cartridge message

also replace the colour cartridge as it is not showing but the printer is not able to detect that cartridge also.many a times it solves the problem.

Sep 30, 2008 | HP PSC 1610v All-in-One Printer

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Right Cartridge

Generally this means the cartridge is defective.


Sep 02, 2008 | HP PSC 1610 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Hp 1610 says remove and check color cartridge, I did everything, checked cartridge, cleaned, powered down etc. Still says check... nothing works, it's not that old either

-If you have old empty cartridge, try to put it on and see if the error get out. the cartridge has a circuit that gets bad and then the printer shows the error.
-Even if it has ink the printer will get the error.
if the message goes out after you install an old cartridge, means you need to replace the bad one.

Apr 11, 2008 | Printers & Copiers

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