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Printer ran out of Magemta cartridge ink. Installed a new cartridge, and printer says that cartridge is empty and will not print. Installed another new cartridge - same message.

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Try pressing the confirm button on the printer.

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Installed new ink cartridges....printer won't print...

fixing cartridge problems can sometimes be easy and sometimes impossible.... first perform a reset of the printer... while the printer is powered on remove the cartidges ... remove the power cord from the printer tehn physically move the print carraige .... close the cover and power up the printer ... wait for the printer to request that you install the ink cartridges and install them. If this dosnt work repeat the same proceedure but this time clean the contacts on both the cartridges and the carriage. use a rolled paper towel (like a pencil) and bend it in half. Use distilled or bottled water and be very gentel... also avoid touching the ink heads on the bottom of the cartridges

Mar 29, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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When was the last time you changed the black ink on the printer? If it's been a while then I would suggest you change it. If you recently have changed it then you can try pulling the cartridge out of the printer and giving it a small shake. Put the cartridge back in and run an alignment operation on the printer. You can do that through the printer utilities installed on your computer.

Mar 26, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Check that your black ink cartridge has ink inside, eventually try a new cartridge , as ink may have dried up in old cartridge.
If you use a new cartridge ensure you removed cellotape from cartrige.
If cartridge is ok, then it is printer nozzle/head for black ink.
In this case do nozzle check / head cleaning in printer tools a couple of times.
If problem persist you may need to check and clean printer's head with cotton and solvent.


Mar 20, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Where is the waste ink tank -how do i clean or empty it

Since you didn't even specify the printer I am going to be real generic here. The waste ink tank is below the parking position of the print heads. unless you are really lucky and have a printer that should have died years ago you will never hav to empty it out or clean it. The are designed to hold the equivalent of several complete ink cartridges and are also allowed to dry out leaving only a residue.
I hope this answers your question.

Mar 09, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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hi maggievalley,

I need you to make absolutely sure that you followed the installation procedure of the cartridges correctly. Some manufacturers put a kind of tape on the cartridge when it ships from their factories to prevent ink from leaking out of the cartridge during transportation. This tape must be removed prior to installing the cartridge in a printer to allow the ink to flow out of the cartridge.
I suggest you remove the cartridges from your printer and reinstall them following the new cartridge installation guidelines of your printer's manufacturer step-by-step.

Hope you find this information helpful in solving the printing problem and thanks for using the FixYa service
Kind regards

Mar 08, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Brand new PIXMA MP520 just connected up. Having just installed the print head and the ink cartridges, now getting message when turn on the printer. >>> 6A80 Printer error has occurred. Turn...

Hi there,

I opened the printer, and pushed gently on the lever that holds/releases the print head, and this seemed to release whatever was stuck. After this the print head moved freely on turning on the printer/copier.

Mar 05, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Printer problems-------

Have you tried replacing the black ink cartridge with a new one. The new one you installed could have a defect.

Feb 28, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Printer ink consumption

Even if you are not using it for printing, the ink inside the cartidge will be dry, some solutions composed in the ink can be easily be dry if it is exposed in excessive heat or cold..

Feb 27, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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My printer does'nt print from the web and it wont print any colours at all from anything else. I have reinstalled it and put new ink cartridges in. There is no problem solving advice for this in the...

Thanks for the offer but I found the problem was due to dirty terminals on the ink cartridges, I ran them under the hot water tap and this cured it, (a friends suggestion).

Feb 17, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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We just attached the macbook to the hppsc 1350v all in one printer and new print cartridges. When attempting to print, message reads"color print cartridge not compatible with this printer". We know we have...


Just to confirm pls:
1. the new print cartridges are original HP inks;
2. you have remove the bright pink tape from the ink cartridges;
3. the black is on the right side and the color is on the left side.

You can try removing both cartridges and clean the gold colored contacts where the pink tape was. Pls do the same to the mate pins in the cartridge holder in the printer.

Try again. If this does not be corrective, you may need to change inks again.

Hope this be of help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.

Good luck and kind regards.

Feb 02, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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