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You color ink is empty

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Why does my HP Deskjet F4280 Show an E in the Start/Copy screen??


Regarding your recent inquiry about the HP 60 cartridge error message ("E in display window") and inability to print with your HP Deskjet F4280 printer, this type of error is normally associated to an electrical connection issue between the printer and the cartridge, or more likely, an internal micro-electronic failure inside the cartridge itself (please note that it is very rare for both ink cartridges to electrically fail at the same time). An electronic failure of the cartridge would be unrelated to the ink cartridge refill process; these same failures can (and frequently do) occur with brand new ink cartridges.* To help identify the root cause, please run the 'Tap 41' cartridge's electrical / diagnostic tests below (refer to B. and C), this will identify which ink cartridge is causing the issue:

NOTE: Unfortunately, alignment pages and internal self test prints will usually print Ok even if the cartridge is internally electrically damaged. Do not use these test pages as a proxy for determining whether a cartridge is good or bad, only the 'Tap 41/43' diagnostic test report can yield this information.

As a temporary workaround, or if you are unable to determine which cartridge is causing the issue, remove one of the ink cartridges from the printer....this might place the printer into the 'single cartridge printer mode'....print jobs may then be executed from the computer (only):

An internal electrical failure of a cartridge can be confirmed by performing the following corrective/diagnostic steps:

A.Ensure BOTH carriage/flex cables and BOTH ink cartridge contacts are thoroughly clean before proceeding: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

B.Validate the cartridge's electrical health by running the 'Tap 41' diagnostics test. Refer to DIAGNOSTIC TAP 41 video procedure at the following link on how to activate and read the service test:

http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 (HP 60 - Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 models)
    1.While holding the Power button, press Cancel (X) button 4 times, then press the Color Copy button once.
    2.Release the Power button.
    3.The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.

    http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=444 (HP 60 - Deskjet F4200 model)
      1.While holding the Power button, press Cancel (X) button 4 times, then press the 'Resume' button once.
      2.Release the Power button.
      3.The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.

        --- Providing the color cartridge is partially functioning the Tap 41 diagnostic test print will be printed (this is a forced service print test which is mainly used for the evaluation of ink cartridge electrical health). A good HP 60/60XL color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60/60XL black ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is likely damaged and will need to be replaced. Refer to 2nd video on how to read the printout.
        http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 (HP 60 - Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 models)
        http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=444 (HP 60 - Deskjet F4200 model)

        ---- If the printer attempts to print the diagnostic test pattern (1 page) then the printer is generally considered operational and functional, if nothing is printed, but the printer attempts to print the pattern, then the tri-color ink cartridge is either empty, clogged or severely electrically damaged (black ink cartridge is not used). You can remove the tri-color cartridge, reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.

For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com

To purchase the lowest cost ink cartridges available in the USA (remanufactured in the USA) please visit: http://www.inkplicity.com/

-Thank you

Aug 14, 2014 | HP DeskJet F4280 All In One Printer InkJet

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HP black ink cartridge and HP deskjet pritner 1055


end of life.

buy a real laser jet like hp1102w.
or better
inkjets stink, imo

Mar 02, 2017 | HP No 60 Black Ink Cartridge

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Hp 4480 how do you unpause it


The HP F4480 likely has a malfunctioning ink cartridge which is causing the printer hang (i.e. internal micro-electronics damage inside the HP 60 color or black ink cartridge). You can verify the electrical condition of both HP 60 ink cartridges by activating the Tap 41 diagnostic test report (see video here for complete instructions):

http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 (HP 60 - Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 models)
    1.While holding the Power button, press Cancel (X) button 4 times, then press the Color Copy button once.
    2.Release the Power button.
    3.The 'Tap 41' diagnostic test print should print.

    Providing the color cartridge is partially functioning the Tap 41 diagnostic test print will be printed (this is a forced service print test which is mainly used for the evaluation of ink cartridge electrical health). A good HP 60/60XL color cartridge should display 1248 good nozzles, while a good HP 60/60XL black ink cartridge should show 336 good nozzles. If the results yield anything different then the ink cartridge is likely damaged and will need to be replaced. Refer to 2nd video on how to read the printout.
    http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=440 (HP 60 - Deskjet F2400/F4400/F4500 models)
    http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=444 (HP 60 - Deskjet F4200 model)

    If the printer attempts to print the diagnostic test pattern (1 page) then the printer is generally considered operational and functional, if nothing is printed, but the printer attempts to print the pattern, then the tri-color ink cartridge is either empty, clogged or severely electrically damaged (black ink cartridge is not used). You can remove the tri-color cartridge, reactivate the tap 41 test and the printer will print the diagnostic test print in black ink.

    For additional support please visit http://www.inkjet411.com

    -Thank you

Dec 09, 2013 | HP F4480 All-In-One Printer

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HP Deskjet 5150 poor print quality


For poor printing problems I suggest you run the Tap 10 diagnostic print test (see link to video below).
If the new (or refilled/reman/compatible) HP 56, 57 or 58 ink cartridge refuses to print black/color and/or function at all (i.e. blinking ink light on Deskjet 5000 series printer) or fails to complete the printer alignment following cartridge installation, then the ink cartridge either has a connectivity issue with the flexible printed circuit cable (inside unit where cartridge mates with cable), the rear cartridge contacts or cable contacts are dirty with ink residue, or the cartridge is suffering from marginal internal electrical performance. It is suggested you perform the TAP 43 (and TAP 10) DIAGNOSTIC PRINTER TEST to evaluate the ink cartridges electrical performance. Visit Inkjet411 support site to see instructional video: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=2358
NOTE: For the HP Deskjet 5000 series printer models, when you get an HP 56, 57 or 58 integrated ink cartridge refilled (i.e. currently offered at Costco or Frys today) or if you buy a remanufactured/compatible HP ink cartridge, the ink levels are not initially reset. However, continuing to use an ink cartridge which displays LOW INK alerts is permitted by the printer, simply select OK, CONTINUE or DISMISS when these alerts are observed. Now, it is possible to reset the ink levels by performing the procedure outlined on Inkjet411's site: http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1915
To clean the HP 56, 57 or 58 ink cartridges please visit the Inkjet411 site which provides recommendations on how to clean the electrical contacts, flex driver cables and how to perform a hot water flush of the nozzle plate (refer to video): http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1519

Jan 17, 2013 | HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer

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I put new print cartridges in my 960c printer. They are hp 78 for color and 45 for black and white. my orange ink light will not stop blinking. It is not printing


I have an HP DeskJet 1220C that has been working fine for two years now. All of a sudden it can only print in pink and black. It is driving me crazy. I have tried the following without any success:

1. Replaced the cartridges twice
2. Aligned and cleaned the cartridge from the
computer
3. Soaked the cartridge head in hot water,
and made sure that all three colors will bleed
out of the head
4. Cleaned the cartridge contacts with an eraser
5. Cleaned the cartridge contacts on the printer
with a brush

Is there a cure, or is it time for a new printer?

Aug 25, 2011 | HP DeskJet 960c InkJet Printer

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How to change ink in HP Deskjet F480 printer???


  • Check the ink levels by opening the HP Solution Center. Click on "Settings." Click on "Toolbox." Click on "Services." Click on "Service this device." Click on "Estimated Ink Levels." A graphic will appear showing the estimated ink level in each cartridge.
  • 2 Verify that the unit is on. Open the print cartridge door allowing the print carriage to move to the far right side of the unit. Once the print carriage has stopped, lightly press down on a print cartridge to release it. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot. To replace the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the left. To replace the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right. Place the cartridge in a plastic bag as it may still contain some residual ink and may leak.
  • 3 Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging. Remove the plastic tape by using the pull tab, being careful to not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles under tape.
  • 4 Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Gently push the upper part of the print cartridge until it clicks into place. The tri-color print cartridge fits into the left slot. The black or photo print cartridge fits into the right slot.
  • 5 Close the print cartridge door. If the print cartridge alignment sheet prints, load it on the left front corner of the scanner glass with the top of the page to the left. Verify that there is plain paper loaded in the input tray, and then press the "Scan" button to align the printer.


  • Read more: How to Replace an Ink Cartridge in an HP Deskjet F340 ' eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2303716_replace-ink-cartridge-hp-deskjet.html#ixzz16MAooFTf

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    HP PSC 1300 All in one Printer


    Replacing the print cartridgesgtabtop.gif
    1. Turn on the HP PSC and lower the print-carriage access door.
      The print carriage will move into the access area. Figure 1: Opening the print-carriage access door
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    2. After the carriage stops moving, push down on the top of the print cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out of the slot.
        NOTE: The black cartridge is on the right side of the print carriage.
      Figure 2: Removing the print cartridge
      c00034851.jpg
        NOTE: It is normal to see ink buildup in the print cartridge slots.

    3. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging and gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
        CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts or ink nozzles. Install the cartridge immediately upon removing the tape to prevent ink from drying in the nozzles.
      Figure 3: Removing the plastic tape
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    4. Push the new print cartridge into the appropriate slot at a slight angle, until it clicks into place.
        CAUTION: Do not attempt to push the cartridge straight into the slot. It must slide in at a slight angle.
      Figure 4: Inserting the print cartridge
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    5. Close the print-carriage access door.


    Using a photo print cartridgegtabtop.gif To use the photo print cartridge, remove the black print cartridge and insert the photo print cartridge in its place.
    The photo print cartridge can be purchased separately and will optimize the quality of printed photos.
    With the tri-color print cartridge and photo print cartridge installed, you have a six-ink system, which provides enhanced quality photos. For printing regular text documents, use the black print cartridge.
    Use a print cartridge protector to keep either print cartridge secure when it is not being used. Figure 5: Storing the print cartridge
    c00034854.jpg 1 - Inserting the print cartridge
    2 - Removing the print cartridge

    Aligning the print cartridgesgtabtop.gif After installing or replacing a print cartridge, the HP PSC will automatically print a cartridge alignment page.
    1. Place the alignment page face down on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page facing the left side.
    2. Press Scan .
      The HP PSC will align the print cartridges. During the alignment the button LED will blink until the alignment is complete.

    Aug 04, 2008 | HP PSC 1350 All-In-One Thermal Printer

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    Ink Cartridges


    If is an original brand? Some generic cartridges or refill ones gave that problem.

    Jul 06, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer

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    Alignment problem


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    Apr 30, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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    Printer


    Follow these instructions when the ink level is low.

    Note When the ink level for the print cartridge is low, a message appears on

    your computer screen. You can also check the ink levels by using the software

    installed with the HP All-in-One.

    When you receive a low-ink warning message, make sure you have a replacement

    print cartridge available. You should also replace the print cartridges when you see

    faded text or if you experience print quality issues related to the print cartridges.

    To order print cartridges for the HP All-in-One, go to www.hp.com/learn/suresupply. If

    prompted, choose your country/region, follow the prompts to select your product, and

    then click one of the shopping links on the page.

    For a list of print cartridge numbers, see the back cover of this guide.

    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

    them.

    2. Open the print cartridge door.

    The print carriage moves to the center 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.

    Chapter 8

    28 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series

    Maintain the HP All-in-One

    1 Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge

    2 Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print cartridges

    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:

    www.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/recycle/inkjet.html

    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.

    1 Copper-colored contacts

    2 Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)

    3 Ink nozzles under tape

    Caution Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles.

    Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical

    connections.

    User Guide 29

    Maintain the HP All-in-One

    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 the print cartridge alignment sheet prints, load it on the left front corner of the

    glass with the top of the page to the left.

    10. Press the Scan button.

    The HP All-in-One aligns the print cartridges. Recycle or discard the print
    cartridge alignment sheet.

    Oct 29, 2007 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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