Question about Compaq Inkjet Ij300 Printer
Something similar happened to me with a Lexmark P122 which uses the same cartridge. I believe Lexmark also makes your printer. Did you check the simple stuff first? Shut down your PC and printer, unplug your printer cable, check to be sure it's clean and in good shape on both ends. You can used canned air to blow out the connections. Remove the cartridge, don't touch the copper part with your hands but you can use a lint free cloth with isopropyl alcohol and lightly wipe clean all the copper contacts. Reinstall the cartridge and cable, start your PC and let it boot normally, then start your printer. If you have the same problem, it's probably the printer cartridge itself. On my P122, it turned out to be the printer cartridge. Probably some shorted lands. And that in turned caused my printer to fail permanently. Is there a light flashing on your printer in a short/long type of sequence? If you don't mind, can you check the power adapter (the black box connected to the electrical outlet and supplies power to your printer) and tell me what it says following the word OUTPUT?
Posted on Jul 16, 2008
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