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I loaded two new cartridges. 30, 31. won't recognize the color (31) so i set for black only. now it tells me it doesn't recognize color cartridge. i just want to print with the black cartridge. occasionally, it will tell me it doesn't recognize the black one either! i have to fiddle and then its okay. is my printer dying?

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  • womanbewise5 May 13, 2010

    i installed new cartridges and alarm light is still blinking saying it does not recognize my cartridges. watched youtube video on installing and followed directions (i've been doing this a while and that was pretty useless). what next?

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Hi,

The problem in recognizing the cartridges, occurs if there is a dirt deposited on the metallic contact where the cartridge sits on the printer.

The best idea would be to clean those contact with lint-free cloth /cotton bid dipped with spirit or alcohol.

This doesn't mean that your printer is dying. I experienced the same with my printer too and i suggest the same to my customers as well.

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Riztech.

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  • womanbewise5 May 13, 2010

    no. both were still blinking but then i held the black "start" for a few seconds and it stopped blinking (this happened before anyway). i did the same with the color and alarm light still blinks with the color cartridge light blinking as well. next?

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    Mohammed Rizwan May 13, 2010

    Try resetting the printer



    1. Start with printer off

    2. Press and hold resume Button (triangle in the circle) and click “Power” button. green led should be on

    3. hold the Power button, release Resume Button.

    4. Without releasing the Power Button, double click “Resume” button and then release Both Buttons.

    5. Click “Resume” for four times then click “Power” button, to confirm the selected action (reset counter absorber).

    6. Turn off the printer and turn on again



  • Mohammed Rizwan
    Mohammed Rizwan May 13, 2010

    If the problem persists even after resetting the printer, make note of how many times the LED blinks in orange.

  • womanbewise5 May 13, 2010

    I tried this three times. With significant time in between each attempt. The light blinks continuously after attempt (at least 50 times) before it settles in "on" mode with no flashing.

    Fail.


  • Mohammed Rizwan
    Mohammed Rizwan May 14, 2010

    Disconnect the USB cable from the machine, turn it OFF. Unplug the machine from power supply. After a minute, plugin the power supply and turn the machine ON. Make sure the USB is not connected.

    Please confirm if you see any error codes on the LED display.


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  • womanbewise5 May 13, 2010

    alarm light blinks with the color light blinking. both are installed. both are correct. i set my printer to print black only. i don't know if that makes any diff. still not working.

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