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HP Officejet 4215 All-In-One Error: Remove/Check Left Cartridge?

I cannot fix this error message that has me stuck. I found some info on the net that I tried (clear taping up certain metal spots on the cartridge plates itself that supposedly works but didn't for me). The odd thing is the LEFT cartridge is the COLOR tank that I've "NEVER" used to print ANYTHING in color since I've had this printer (since 2006). This message has left the printer useless since it won't print, fax, scan or copy at all! Should I simply just buy a new color cartridge or just take it in for tech service?

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  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2008

    I have remove and check left cartridge error. Can't find the problem

  • Melonie1977 Mar 05, 2009

    I have the same problem, I have removed and checked it, I have cleaned all contact points with alcohol and a coffee filter and still nothing! HELP



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Apparently HP meant left cartridge when looking from the back of the printer. I replaced that one (B/W), problem went away. Sort of dumb...

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Even if you don't use the color cart it still uses it sometimes or/and it has gone bad after so long the printer requires it even if you don't use it.

try a new cart. you didn't say what the error is,

Posted on Jan 05, 2008

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We have same problem,tried new cartridge,tried resetting it tried the tape thing no luck.i hate hp

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