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Cartridge Failure I have an HP Photosmart 475 portable inkjet printer (not connected to a PC) which will not accept a new colour cartridge. Each time I correctly insert the right cartridge it declares "Cartridge Failed" Any ideas

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Re: Cartridge Failure

Are you removing the tape from the cartridge?
and putting it in the correct slot?
is it a rebuilt cartridge?

Posted on Jan 17, 2008

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I no longer have my manual, how do I change the ink cartridges for the HP Officejet 6300 all-in-one?

To replace the print cartridges
1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is on.
Caution If the HP All-in-One is off when you open the print cartridge door
to access the print cartridges, the HP All-in-One will not release the
cartridges for changing. You might damage the HP All-in-One if the print
cartridges are not docked safely on the right side when you try to remove
2. Open the print cartridge door.
The print carriage moves to the far right side of the HP All-in-One.
3. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a
print cartridge to release it.
If you are replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the
slot on the left.
If you are replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge
from the slot on the right.
4. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
5. If you are removing the black print cartridge in order to install the photo print
cartridge, store the black print cartridge in the print cartridge protector or an
airtight plastic container.
If you are removing the print cartridge because it is low or out of ink, recycle the
print cartridge. The HP Inkjet Supplies Recycling Program is available in many
countries/regions, and lets you recycle used print cartridges free of charge. For
more information, go to the following website:
6. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch
only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
7. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the
upper part of the print cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
If you are installing a black or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
8. Close the print cartridge door
9. If you installed a new print cartridge, the print cartridge alignment process begins.
10. Make sure you have plain paper loaded in the input tray, and then press OK.
11. The HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print
cartridge alignment sheet.
12. Press OK.

Jul 17, 2011 | Barebone Systems

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Hi I have just inserted a new HP ink cartridge 94 into my HP PSC 2350, as the ink was running low. I was printing photos, which keept printing with a red line throughout the picture. After inserting the...

Try opening the printer properties and cleaning the print heads (should probably be done each time a cartridge is changed), it uses some ink up but should clean the build up from running the previous cartridge dry and hopefully solve your printing problem.

Good luck.

Mar 29, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Colour prints not satisfactory

This link will take you to instructions on cleaning your Cartridge Print Head:
I hope it helps, and Good luck.

Mar 16, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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HI,got this new hp psc 1410 i have connected with my computer ,got photos ready but when i presse print it doesnt work,pls can you help.thanks

did you install the cd driver of your Hp psc 1410?
if not insert the cd driver of your HP printer, after auto play goes click install driver, just follow the instruction on screen, then finish,
remove the ink cartridge, check if ther a cover in the contact point of your cartridge, remove the seal,

Mar 12, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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I have a fine line across some of my printing. I am using and hp psc 1205 all in one printer. What could be the problem and how can I solve it.

Usually a line across your printing indicates a bad inkjet head. Luckily on HP printers the printer head is built into the inkjet cartridge. Have you replaced the cartridge? Does it do this on any color or a particular color?

My advise is to replace the cartridges and perform an alignment. If that doesnt fix it, it could be a bad board.

Feb 20, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Eratic printing of colour pages

probably needs an alignment test as well as a colour check.

Failing that try using a new ink cartridge.

Hope this helps

Feb 14, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Can't print in colour

Hi Paddy,
It sounds like the color ink cartridge is clogged. You can try taking the color cartridge out, and take a paper towel and some windex with amonia. Spray the paper towel with the windex and then take the color cartridge, and wipe the bottom of the ink cartridge. After wiping the bottom of the cartridge, try pressing on the bottom of the cartridge (Print head) with the paper towel...You should start seeing some ink soaking into the paper towel. If you do not see any ink on the paper towel, then try wiping it again with the windex/paper towel. If after a couple tries, you can not get the ink to flow from the print head, then I would suggest getting a new cartridge.
The HP ink cartridges can get a bit tricky and the print heads will clog when the printer is left sitting for a long period of time.
Hope this helps.
Good luck.
If you have any other questions, feel free to post them.
IF I have helped answer your question, please remember to leave a feedback and or rating for my suggestion.
Mac =)

Feb 13, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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Extract ink cartridges, in order to insert new cartridges. HP Photosmart C4200 All-in-One series

with the access door open, press down not forward on the rear of the cartridge. it should unsnap from the connector then lift it up and out.

Feb 06, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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My colour cartrige code 348 will not fit into my photosmart 2575 printer the package says suitable for this machine

I would look at the cartridges and see if they look similar and if they don't try another one. Or go to local place like staples and see if they could help you. Do you have a pix of the cartridge that you could send me?

Jan 31, 2008 | Barebone Systems

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