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Unplug machine from power outlet. take all carts out. leave cover open. wait 5 min. plug machine to power and close cover. machine will demand carts. reinsert carts and answer question given on display.

If you still have trouble this might be due to the generic carts which have not the right construction. use original carts.

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What's the difference between the quanity of HP OFFICEJET ink for the HP OFFICEJET printer 4620 in the HP 564 color combo and the HP 564 XL color combo?

HP 564 Cyan Ink Cartridge (CB318W)5 300 standard pages
(with HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge) 3.5 ml HP 564 Magenta Ink Cartridge (CB319W)5 300 standard pages
(with HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge) 4.0 ml HP 564 Yellow Ink Cartridge (CB320W)5 300 standard pages
(with HP 564 Black Ink Cartridge) 3.5 ml HP 564 Photo Black Ink Cartridge (CB317W)5 1500 standard pages
supplemental cartridges6 4.0 ml HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge (CN684W) 550 standard pages
(with HP 564XL Color Ink Cartridges) 14.0 ml HP 564XL Cyan Ink Cartridge (CB323W) 750 standard pages
(with HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge) 7.5 ml HP 564XL Magenta Ink Cartridge (CB324W) 750 standard pages
(with HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge) 8.0 ml HP 564XL Yellow Ink Cartridge (CB325W) 750 standard pages
(with HP 564XL Black Ink Cartridge) 9.0 ml HP 564XL Photo Black Ink Cartridge (CB322W) 4500 standard pages
supplemental cartridges6 6.5 m

Jul 23, 2014 | HP Printers & Copiers

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Im using hp deskjet 2660 cartridge says INTRODUCTORY HP TRICOLOR PRINT CARTRIDGE (colors) cyan magenta yellow 60 it's not producing yellow images that i printed are in pink or purple i...

This model printer has only two slots for ink cartridges. One is for a black ink cartrigde and the other is for a tri-color cartridge which contains cyan, magenta and yellow inks.
This tri-color cartridge has run out of yellow ink, you need to replace this tri-color cartridge.

Aug 12, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I replaced an ink cartridge because the printer stopped working and showed a message that the old cartridge is empty. However after putting the new one in but the printer still refuses to work and shows...

maybe the cartridge is wrong, release it and clean the electrical contacts, put them again one by one, if notting happen, try this
Solution As the printer operates, it moves ink from the ink cartridges into a printhead reservoir. The printer does not deliver a message when an ink cartridge goes empty, because it still has ink in the reservoir. The printer continues printing until the ink level in the reservoir falls to a first trigger point - then a message appears advising the printer owner to Replace Cartridges Soon . At this point, other cartridges that are empty but have not reached the trigger point are also mentioned in the message, to save trips to the retailer. After the first trigger point, the printer can continue printing until ink levels in the reservoir reach a second trigger point. At the second trigger point there is only enough ink left to perform vital servicing tasks, and a new message appears, saying Ink Cartridges Empty . The options offered depend on the usable inks remaining. If no options are offered, the cartridges indicated must be replaced before printing can continue. The Ink Cartridges Empty options are described in the table below: Ink colors out Option Print mode possible All Cancel None Black


Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all) Black only Continue with other colors Cyan/Magenta/Yellow mode (composite black)

Text and photo quality will differ from those printed when all colors are available Light Cyan or Light Magenta (either or both) Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all)

(Black still available) Print with black ink only Grayscale

Apr 07, 2010 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer

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What is cyan ink

It must be referring to the cyan color cartridge.

"Cyan" refers to the blue-green color cartridge.

Most printers have either 2 cartridges (black and multicolor), or 4 cartridges( black, magenta, yellow, and cyan).

See here:

Hope this helps.

Jan 13, 2010 | Brother MFC-5440CN All-In-One InkJet...

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I need black ink for my lexmarkc540n printer

This is the worst printer! i advise everyone not to buy!! changing ink every week!!!!! total garbage!!!!!!

Nov 08, 2009 | Lexmark C540N PROD SPECS TBD Printer

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Photosmart C5280. Instructions on photo cartridge 348 say remove both black and colour cartridges, then install photo cartridge in right hand cartridge holder. Printer screen then tells me to install...

Your printer uses the following cartridges:

HP 74 - Black ink
HP 75 - Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow ink
HP 99 - Photo Black, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta

You need Photo Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, and Light Magenta to print photos. To accomplish this you install the HP 99 photo cartridge where your HP 74 black cartridge usually goes and you keep the HP 75 color cartridge where it's at. I don't know why your printer told you to remove both cartridges, then reinstall the HP 75 color cartridge.

Oct 10, 2009 | HP Photosmart C5280 InkJet Printer

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Print Head Problems??

The ink cartridges on your Canon Pixma MP500
print head not problem your yellow cartridge &black

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Error message after replacing black ink cartridge

This happened to me twice, You can possibly have no ink in your cyan,magenta and yellow , you would then have to replace them to work the set. I had to do that and it worked =]

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Colour Ink Jet Cartridges emptying during a black ink print run

If you go to your printer properties, there should be a setting whereby you have to select the option to "PRINT USING BLACK CARTRIDGE ONLY". Make sure this option is selected, otherwise your printer will use ALL colors even if you only print black.
Let me know if you need any further assistance.
Best wishes,

May 07, 2009 | Epson Stylus DX6050 All-In-One InkJet...

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Recheck the placement of the ink cartridges. The black ink cartridge is larger; the cyan, magenta, yellow cartridges are all the same size.

When the ink cartridges were replaced, two or more may have been inadvertently switched or an extra yellow cartridge placed in.

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