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'Print cartridge missing or not detected' Message

Changed both cartridges. unplugged everything and plugged back in. cleaned contact points. still says "print cartridge(s) missing..."

Is this even fixable or should I be shopping for a new printer - not HP!?
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You better buy a new printer.Probably you have a problem in carriage unit on your printer.

Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • favor2002 Nov 30, 2010

    I have the same problem with this unit. It usually happens every time I change the ink. The problem seems to resolve itself in time. Enough with this drama, I'm buying a Cannon!

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