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Why does my printer say "Color ink cartridge not recognized-Replace color ink cartdridge" when it is almost a new cartridge and I just printed with it last night and it did fine?

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Remove the cartridge and clean it with alcohol ... reinstall it. if your printer software offers a maintenance routine, perform the maintenance.

Posted on May 01, 2010

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One colour cartdridge is empty can i print black only


To print with black ink only, you have to go Print, on the window that shows up click on Preferences then select the Color tab and tick the check-box for Print in Greyscale.

But bear in mind that ink is a lubricant for the print heads. Some color ink is used even if you only print in black or vice-versa. If you print with a color missing, you could destroy that print head from the friction of running without ink to lubricate it. That's why most printers won't allow you to print with a color missing even if you aren't using it.

If you allow a color to go empty, the residual ink in the head could clog and become permanently blocked. You would never be able to print that color again. So always replace ink cartridges as soon as they are empty.

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How to replace a brother catridge.


The Brother MFC-240C uses an individual cartridge for each color (black, yellow, cyan, and magenta). When one of the cartridges is empty or near empty, the printer will tell you to replace that ink cartridge.

You can buy the cartridges individually, or you can buy a pack of all three color cartridges or a pack of two black cartridges. To replace one of the ink cartridges, follow the steps below.
All four of the cartridges are located on the right front side of the printer, behind a gray plastic cover. Pull the cover forward from the side, where there is a slight cutout for your finger to grab. When the cover falls forward, you'll see the four ink cartridge holders, coded by color.

For the ink cartridge that you need to replace, push down on the purple handle for that color. The ink cartridge holder will open and fall forward, revealing the ink cartridge itself. Push down on the cartridge holder and the cartridge should pop out toward you a little bit. Grasp the cartridge and remove it.
Open the new cartridge and remove it from its wrapper. Discard the yellow cover, unless you plan to use it for the old cartridge.

Insert the new cartridge into the correct slot (from left to right, they go black, yellow, cyan, magenta) so that the word "brother" is right-side up and located toward the top of the cartridge. Once the cartridge is most of the way in, push the ink cartridge holder up by the purple handle until it snaps into place.

If you are replacing more than one color, repeat this procedure for each cartridge. Then, when you are finished, close the ink cartridge cover.

If you were out of ink or low on ink, the machine should recognize the new cartridge and perform the calibration process. If it doesn't automatically recognize the new cartridge, it will ask if you have changed one or more of the cartridges. Press "1" for Yes when it asks about a color that you replaced, or "2" for No if it asks about a color you didn't replace.

Once the printer comes back up to the ready state, print a color test page to verify that everything is working. If the test page comes out okay, the new cartridge is fine and you can either discard the old cartridge in the trash or save it to recycle. (But don't get rid of it before you are sure that the new cartridge is recognized and working correctly.)

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I bought a refilled black ink cartridge for my


Replace color cartridge.Printer can't print without color cartridge.In your case the color cartridge is failed.

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Printer not recognizing the new color cartridge


turn back your old color ink -> do cleaning page few times -> replace new one if the problem persist -> change color ink if the problem persist again -> change cartridge

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Hp Deskjet 845c printer's cartridge light blinks constantly.


It probably has, the printer might not detect your cartridges properly, try using new ones

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My IP90 stopped recognizing the instalation of the color ink tanh


Take to a ink refill store and ask the to test on there machine(cartridge world etc) it will tell if cartridge is good or not! hope this helps!!!

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Will not print color


Hi!
Lets see if I can Help you.
first remove your color cartridge and check it protection tape was removed. If it was reinstall color cartridge and run your page test as if you were installing your printer the first time follow the instruction step by step.
There is also a troubleshooter section in your owners manual.
I need to know if your printer recognized the new ink cartridge when you in stalled it.
hope that helps.

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Color ink cartridge is defective but black cartridge is okay.


No, you can't print with only one cartridge in the printer. The printer needs both of them to close the electric circuit. Remove the color cartridge and inspect it. Clean the electric contacts on it- sometimes, when the contacts are dirty, the printer cannot recognize the cartridge. If that doesn't do the trick, you will need to replace the color cartridge.

Nov 17, 2008 | HP DeskJet 932c InkJet Printer

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Printing without color?


Im sorry to inform but yes, Epson ink jet printers require all of the ink cartridges to have ink in them in order to print any color, black and white, or grayscale images. Epson printers contain a permanent print head that needs to be charged with all colors to work. Even when users are printing black text only, a small amount of color ink is used to keep the print head charged for color printing and prevent air bubbles from entering the color print nozzles which can damage the print head. Therefore, once one of the cartridges are expended, the printer signals you to replace the cartridge in order for printing to continue.

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