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I just opened my printer to install it on my laptop and everytime I try to print it says that the ink cartridges aren't inserted properly...but they are...so what should I do?

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Try to reset the printer by unplugging it for a little bit and then plugging it back in

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My hp d2360 is not working properly and i bought new cartridge but printer wasnt recognize the cartrige..


Please follow the steps below to install the Cartridge:

Install or replace the print cartridges
  1. Turn the printer on. The cartridge cradle will not move if the power is not on.
  2. Open the printer cover. Figure 1: Printer cover openc00658567.gif
  3. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the center of the printer and is idle and quiet.
  4. If you are replacing a print cartridge, press down on the print cartridge to be replaced, and then slide it out of the print cartridge cradle. If you are installing print cartridges for the first time, go to the next step.
    NOTE: HP recommends using a print cartridge protector to store an opened print cartridge for later use. Figure 2: Print cartridge being inserted into a print cartridge protectorc00658568.gif
  5. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Figure 3: Removing the protective tapec00658569.gif
    CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts. Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts. Figure 4: Print cartridge facing upc00658570.gif 1 - Ink nozzles 2 - Copper contacts
  6. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle until the cartridge snaps into place. Figure 5: Installing the print cartridgec00658571.gif
  7. Repeat steps 3-4 for the remaining print cartridge.
  8. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page.

Mar 07, 2011 | HP Deskjet D2360 InkJet Printer

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When a Inkjet Printer does not Print.


After we have installed our Printer Software and we think our Printer is ready to Print. Even after we have carefully installed the ink catridges. There are times our Printer will not Print.Here are a few helpful Tips on making sure the Printer will Print.

1. Check all connections to the Printer to the Computer and to your wall outlet.

2. Make sure before you install your Inkjet Ink Cartridge that you peel off the small plastic tape that covers the tiny hole on the Ink Cartridge .After peeling off this tape insert your Ink Cartridge into the proper place. It should just snap in. Also most Printers now can not use generic ink It calls for the manufactors brand of your Printer in some cases..Check your Printer Documentation.

3.Make sure your Printer Software is installed properly.

If your Inkjet Printer does not Print .Try all these measures and even try uninstalling the Printer Software and reinstalling your Printer Software.

on Jul 29, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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How do I install the printer cartrige? I do not have the booklet...


  1. Turn on your printer.

  2. Open the front cover.

The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.

  1. Press the tabs on the cartridge lids, then lift the lids.

  1. Remove the old ink cartridges.

  1. Store the cartridges in an air-tight container or dispose of them properly.

  2. If you are installing new ink cartridges, remove the sticker and transparent tape from the back and bottom of each ink cartridge.


NOTE: You can use your printer with one cartridge (color or black) at a time. To extend the life of your color cartridge and improve printing speed, install both a color cartridge and a black cartridge at the same time.
  1. Insert the new ink cartridges. Make sure the color ink cartridge is secure in the left ink cartridge carrier and the black ink cartridge is secure in the right ink cartridge carrier.

  1. Snap each lid closed.

  1. Close the front cover. The front cover must be closed to start a print job.

  1. Open the Dell Printer Solution Center by clicking Start® Programs or All Programs® Dell Printers® Dell Photo Printer 720® Dell Printer Solution Center.

  2. Click the Maintenance tab.

  3. Click Install a new print cartridge.

  4. Click Next.

  5. Select the type of cartridge you installed.

NOTE: Specify whether the cartridge is a new cartridge or an old cartridge (one that has been used before). If an old cartridge is incorrectly identified as New Cartridge in the Dell Printer Solution Center, ink levels may be incorrect.
  1. Click Next.

Dec 17, 2010 | Dell Inkjet 720 Printer

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Left ligh keep flashing. after installing new ink.


Hi,
  • Make sure cartridge is placed in properly,
  • Re seat the cartridge and check.
  • It should work
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Jan 29, 2010 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

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HOw to install ink cartridge on HP Photosmart7760


Install the ink cartridges.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Lift the top cover.
  3. Open both ink cartridge cradle latches by pulling each latch forward and then up.
  4. Pull the pink pull-tab to remove the clear tape from each ink cartridge. Do not touch or remove the copper contacts.
  5. Insert the HP #57 tri-color ink cartridge in the left stall. Insert the HP #58 photo ink cartridge in the right stall.
  6. Close both ink cartridge cradle latches by pushing down on each latch until it snaps into place.
  7. Close the top cover and press the OK button to print a calibration page. This verifies that the print cartridges are installed correctly.

Sep 13, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart 7760 InkJet Printer

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Installation of the cartridge for Canon Pixma iP1600 printer


To print normally, install or remove ink cartridges in an orderly procedure.
How to install ink cartridges
1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
2. Take out an new cartridge from its casing and gently remove the orange protective tape in the direction of an arrow.
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Caution: Do not attempt to reattach the protective tape once you have removed it. Do not touch the gold electrical contacts or the print head after removing the protective tape.

cartthingsnottotouch.jpg3. Insert the color cartridge into the right slot and then the black cartridge into the left slot.
Note: Push up on the nearest side of the cartridge until it clicks into place.

ip1600puttinginink.gif4. Confirm that the ink cartridges are installed properly.
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(A) The ink cartridge is not installed properly.
(B) The ink cartridge is installed properly.

5. Close the front cover. Wait until the preparatory operation is complete; it takes about one to two minutes.
How to remove ink cartridges
1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
2. Remove the ink cartridges.
Note: Handle the ink cartridges carefully to avoid staining clothes and surrounding work area.
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Jan 06, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP1600 Printer

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Printhead problem (black/yellow) on HP L7780


When you removed the paper it's possible your damaged it and that's why the message is not going away. Did you try to put the cartridge back in to make sure it had not come out of position and just remove the power cord for a minute then plugging it back it.

Here are the steps to make sure you properly change the cartridges and the heads...

Install the ink cartridges and printheads Step one: Install the ink cartridges All four ink cartridges must be correctly installed for the HP All-in-One to work. Follow the steps below to Install cartridges:
  1. Open the ink cartridge cover.
  2. Remove each ink cartridge from its package.
  3. Align each ink cartridge with its color-coded slot and then insert the ink cartridge into the slot. To ensure proper contact, press down firmly on the cartridges until they snap into place.
  4. Close the ink cartridge cover.
Figure 1: Installing cartridges c00841893.gif 1 - Open the ink cartridge cover. 2 - Remove the ink cartridges from the packages. 3 - Install the ink cartridges. 4 - Close the ink cartridge cover. Step two: Install the printheads Follow the steps below to install the printheads.
  1. Open the top cover of the printer. Figure 2: Open the top cover c00848391.gif
  2. If the carriage does not move to the left automatically, press and hold the Resume button (c00847980.gif ) for three seconds. Wait for the carriage to stop moving.
  3. Remove the cardboard cover from the printhead carriage. Figure 3: Remove the cardboard cover c00848392.gif
  4. Lift the printhead latch. Figure 4: Lift the printhead latch c00848393.gif
  5. Before installing a printhead, shake the printhead up and down at least six times while the printhead is still in its packaging. Figure 5: Shake the printhead while it is still in its packaging c00847983.gif
  6. Remove the new printhead from its package, and then remove its orange protective caps. CAUTION: Do not shake printheads after the caps are removed. Figure 6: Remove the printhead from its packaging, then remove the orange caps from the printhead c00847984.gif
  7. Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot. The label on the printhead must match the label on the printhead latch. Press down firmly on the printhead to ensure proper contact. Figure 7: Insert the printheads in the correct color-coded slots c00847985.gif
  8. Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to ensure that the latch is properly engaged. You might have to apply some pressure to engage the latch. Figure 8: Close the latch c00848394.gif
  9. Close the top cover. Figure 9: Close the top cover c00847987.gif
Step three: Align the print heads Whenever you insert or replace a printhead, the printer automatically aligns the printheads to ensure the best print quality. If the printer does not print the alignment page automatically, start the alignment process manually. To start the alignment process manually:
  1. Press the Setup button on the control panel Setup and the number 6 on the keypad or scroll to Tools .
  2. Press 4 on the keypad or scroll to Align Printer . The alignment process starts.

Dec 01, 2008 | HP Officejet Pro L7780 All-In-One InkJet...

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Loading the ink cartridge


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How to install or remove ink cartridges To print normally, install or remove ink cartridges in an orderly procedure.
How to install ink cartridges
1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
2. Take out an new cartridge from its casing and gently remove the orange protective tape in the direction of an arrow.

ip1600takeofforangetape.jpg
Caution: Do not attempt to reattach the protective tape once you have removed it. Do not touch the gold electrical contacts or the print head after removing the protective tape.

cartthingsnottotouch.jpg
3. Insert the color cartridge into the right slot and then the black cartridge into the left slot.
Note: Push up on the nearest side of the cartridge until it clicks into place.

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4. Confirm that the ink cartridges are installed properly.
confirminkinok.gif
(A) The ink cartridge is not installed properly.
(B) The ink cartridge is installed properly.

5. Close the front cover. Wait until the preparatory operation is complete; it takes about one to two minutes.
How to remove ink cartridges
1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the front cover. The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.
2. Remove the ink cartridges.

Note: Handle the ink cartridges carefully to avoid staining clothes and surrounding work area.
ip1600takeinkout.gif

Sep 29, 2008 | Canon PIXMA iP1800 InkJet Photo Printer

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Ink cartridge problem


Solution: Snap in ink tanks properly MP500

Ink Tank Seated Properly Refer to the following steps to verify the ink tanks are seated correctly:
  1. Confirm that the printer is powered on and press the Open button. (The paper output tray will open.)

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  2. Lift the scanning unit (printer cover) completely. (The print head will move to the replacement position.)

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  3. Open the inner cover.

    CAUTION:
    a. Do not try to manually move or stop the Print Head Holder.
    b. Do not touch any metal parts.


  4. Press down on the ink tank until a click is heard, thereby making sure the ink tank is seated properly.

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    Note:
    Make sure that the ink tank is inserted in the slot that corresponds to the ink tank's color.



  5. Ensure that all the ink tanks are installed properly and the ink tank lamps light red.

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    Note:
    Ink Tank Lamp
    You can check the status of each ink tank according to the way its lamp flashes.
    • - On: The printer is ready to print.
    • - Slow flashing (at about three second interval): Ink is low. Prepare a new ink tank.
    • - Fast flashing (at about one second interval): Ink tank is empty, or the printer is not ready due to an error.
    • - Off: An error has occurred and the printer is not ready to print.
  6. Close the inner cover and the scanning unit (printer cover).

    Note:
    1. When closing the scanning unit (printer cover), be careful not to jam your finger.
    2. When starting printing next time, the print head cleaning launches automatically.

Mar 30, 2008 | Canon Pixma MP500 All-In-One InkJet...

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Mp 460 tryin to insert ink for the 1st time


Your post is in the wrong place. I almost got you the wrong directions. LOL


Issue: How do I install the ink cartridge(s)?
Solution: Installing / removing ink cartridges MP160 / MP180 / MP460

Installing / Removing Ink Cartridges To print normally, install or remove ink cartridges in an orderly procedure. Installing ink cartridges:
  1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the scanning unit (printer cover).The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.

    Note: After confirming that the scanning unit support is fixed into position, release your hands.


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  2. Take out a new cartridge from its casing and gently remove the orange protective tape in the direction of the arrow.

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    Note: - Do not attempt to reattach the protective tape once you have removed it.
    - Do not touch the gold electrical contacts or the print head nozzles after removing the protective tape.

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  3. Insert the ink cartridge into the ink cartridge holder.- Black: the left slot- Color: the right slot*

    *One black cartridge and one color cartridge must be installed in the machine in order for the printer to operate. It does not matter if the capacities (Standard or High) do not match.

  4. Push up on the front of the cartridge until it locks into place. (A click sound will be heard when the cartridge is locked in place.)

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  5. Confirm that the ink cartridges are installed properly.



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    <1> The ink cartridge is not installed properly.

    <2> The ink cartridge is installed properly.

  6. Fold the scanning unit support and close the scanning unit (printer cover).

  7. Wait until the preparatory operation is complete; it takes about one to two minutes.

Removing Ink Cartridges:
  1. After confirming that the printer is powered on, open the scanning unit (printer cover). The ink cartridge holder moves to the replacement position.

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  2. Press down on the semi-circular tab to release the cartridge and then remove it.


    Note: Handle the ink cartridges carefully to avoid staining clothes and surrounding work area.


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  3. Remove and replace each cartridge individually. Or, remove the second cartridge after the first has been removed.

  4. Fold the scanning unit support and close the scanning unit (printer cover).

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