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Replaced the ink cartridges but the printer telling me there is no ink?

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Hp Cartridge issue


Complete the steps below in the order presented to resolve the problem. It might not be necessary to complete all of the steps.
Step one: Reset the printer

  1. Without turning the power off, remove the power cord from the back of the printer and from the wall socket.
  2. Wait 30 seconds and reconnect the power cord to the printer and to the wall socket. Turn the unit on if it is not already turned on.
  3. Check the printer for the error message. If the error message still displays, go to the next step.
Step two: Clean the cartridge contacts
Figure 1: Lifting the top cover

  1. Lift the top cover.
  2. Locate the ink cartridge indicated in the error message. Squeeze the gray tab below the cartridge slot to release the latch, then lift the latch.
Figure 2: Unlatching cartridge

1 - Black cartridge
2 - Color cartridges
  1. Remove the cartridge indicated in the error message.
Figure 3: Removing cartridge

  1. Gather cleaning materials:
    • Distilled, filtered, or bottled water (do not use tap water or alcohol or platen cleaners)
    • Lint-free cloth or swab. Eyeglass wipes and coffee filters work well.
  2. Lightly moisten the swab and squeeze out excess moisture.
  3. Holding the cartridge by its handle, wipe the copper contacts.
Figure 4: Wiping the contacts

1 - Copper contacts
Replace the cartridge, then close the latch a

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