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Problem on printing

Black cartridge did not detected, so that i cant print

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Remove the black cartridge, look very closely for any scratches on the contacts. Also check inside of the ink holder. Even fingerprints can stop the hp from seeing the cartridge.
Make sure you follow these instructions from HP here.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00042467&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1155996&dlc=en&lang=en
And this happends, sometimes a new cartridge can be bad right out of the box. This has happend to me too.

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

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