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Have an orange warning light telling me to check cartridges

Have an orange warning light telling me to check print cartridge. Also flashing light telling me its the color cartridge. Printer will not print. Cartridges are inserted properly. What else can I do? Cartridges are re-manufactured ones not HP ones but I have used these plenty of times before.

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Hi,

Since you have already checked that the cartridges are inserted properly, it looks as is there a problem with the electrical contact points on the cartridge.

To solve this problem you'll have to remove the cartridge and clean the cartridge and carriage contact points using the steps below:

1) You'll require distilled water, clean cotton swabs or any soft, lint-free material that will not stick to the cartridges and sheets of paper or a paper towel to rest the cartridge on during cleaning

2) Open the printer cover and wait until the carriage is idle and silent. Then remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with thenozzle plate facing up.

3) Unplug the printer from the power outlet.

4) Dip the swab in distilled water and squeeze it to remove most of the moisture so that the swab is only slightly damp.

5) Clean the cartridge contacts without touching the ink nozzles.

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6) Clean the contacts in the carriage, inside the printer.


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8) Let the cartridge sit for 10 minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry

9) Reinstall the cartridge and reconnect the printer to the power outlet. Close the printer cover.

Caution: Complete this cleaning process quickly so that the cartridge is not outside the printer for more than 30 minutes as the ink can dry and clog the nozzles.

If the problem persists, you'll have to repeat the above procedure.

Hope this solves your problem. For more help and clarifications, please reply to this post. Thanks

Posted on Sep 25, 2009

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