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No color prints on the Hp2210

I'm not able to get color prints from my 2210, I've cleaned the cartridge, contacts and the color cartridge is 4 months old. Any suggestions. Thank You

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I've installed color cartridge but it won't print in color


Try to re-insert the color cartridge into the printer and make sure it is properly seated in the cartridge carrier.
If that doesn't help, try to clean the print nozzles. Please follow the steps below:
1. Press Copy. 2. Press Options until Maintenance appears on the display. 3. Press the right arrow until Clean Cartridges appears on the display. 4. Press Select. A nozzle page prints, forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the clogged nozzles. 5. Print your document again to verify that your print quality has improved.

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Color printing problems


check the in printer settings about printing with color, and also on the pc side make sure its not set to black and white only.

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How to solve Print Cartridge Problems ?


One of the following messages may appear on your the control panel display
  • Color or Right Print Cartridge is not compatible
  • Incorrect Print Cartridge(s)
  • Print Cartridge Problem
  • Incorrectly Installed Cartridge(s)
  • Black or Color Cartridge(s) Failed
  • Color or Right Print Cartridge is not intended for use in this printer

Step one: Remove and inspect the cartridge
Step two: Make sure the cartridge is compatible
Step three: Clean the cartridge contacts

1. Open the printer lid and wait until the carriage stops moving, and then unplug the power cord.
2. Remove the cartridge and place it on a piece of paper with the nozzle plate facing up.
NOTE: If you are removing a tri-color, photo, or gray photo print cartridge, try to clean the contacts quickly enough that the cartridge is not outside of the printer for more than 30 minutes. The ink can dry and clog the nozzles if the cartridge is outside of the printer for too long.
3. Dip a clean cotton swab in distilled water, and then squeeze it to remove most of the moisture.
4. Clean the print cartridge contacts. Do not touch the nozzles.
5. Clean the contacts inside the carriage, inside the printer.
6. Either let the cartridge sit for ten minutes to allow the cleaned area to dry, or use a new swab to dry it.
7. Reinstall the cartridge, plug in the power cord, close the printer cover, and then try again to print.
Step four: Reset the printer
Step five: Replace the cartridge
Step six: Print in backup mode
Step seven: Service the product

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My printer goes through the motion of printing but the paper comes out blank. I've an hp deskjet d2360 and there is ink in it


Possibility cartridge print head dry.

Solution 1:
Do a clean process
cartridge automatically. Press START - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - HP Deskjet d2360 right click and select Printing Preferences - Select the Color tab - select Printer Services - select Clean cartridge, wait for the cleaning process is completed - Perform Test print. If the print test results, has good graphics, press Finish. If the graph is not clear or drop out, repeat the cleaning process once again.

Solution 2:
1. Open the cover printer, cartridges will move to the middle position.
2. Remove the cartridge (be careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand), then stick the tip cartridge (print head) to clean water
3. Then, attach the print head to a tissue paper. If there is a tissue paper used in ink (black cartridges, black block lines, and color cartridges, three color red yellow blue lines), means the flow of ink to the print head is normal. If the
tissue paper no trace of ink, attach back into the water, repeat the above process.
4. After process is complete no.3, clean the cartridges with a tissue paper (careful, do not touch the element cartridges or print head by hand, because it will damage the cartridge). After cartridge clear of the water, insert the cartridges into printer.

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Cleaning inkjet nozzles


Here's what I found here:

http://www.lexmark.com/publications/pdfs/x5150/eng/ug.pdf

Cleaning the print cartridge nozzles
To improve print quality, you may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Clean the nozzles when:
• Characters are not printing completely.
• White dashes appear in graphics or printed text.
• Print is smudged or too dark.
• Colors on print jobs are faded or they differ from the colors on the
screen.
• Vertical, straight lines are not smooth.
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You can use the operator panel or the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution
Center to clean the nozzles.
Using the operator panel
1 Load paper in the All-In-One. For help, see page 16.
2 Press Options until Cartridges appears on the display.
3 Press the right arrow until Clean appears on the display.
4 Press Select.
A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the
clogged nozzles.
5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
6 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles
and contacts (see page 44), and then print your document again.
7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
1 Load plain paper in the All-In-One. For help, see page 16.
2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100
Series Solution Center.
3 Click the Maintenance tab.
4 From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
5 Click Print.
A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the
clogged nozzles.
6 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
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7 To further improve print quality, try wiping the print cartridge nozzles
and contacts (see page 44), and then print your document again.
8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
Wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts
If the print quality does not improve after cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles, dried ink may be on the nozzles or contacts. To wipe the print
cartridge nozzles and contacts:
1 Remove the print cartridges. For help, see page 38.
2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
3 Hold the cloth against the gold nozzle area for about three seconds.
Gently blot and wipe dry in one direction (this prevents the colors in
the color cartridge from mixing).
4 Hold a clean, damp section of cloth against the contacts for about
three seconds. Gently blot and wipe dry in one direction.
Nozzles
Contacts
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5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
6 Reinstall the print cartridges, and then print your document again.
7 If the print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
8 If print quality is still unsatisfactory, replace your print cartridges. For
help, see page 38.

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Ink cartridge stops at the middle of my printer.


Problem : An error occurred while communicating

Afteryou install a print cartridge, the attention light begins to flash red.The printer will not print. One of the following messages may appear onthe control panel:
or the Printer stops Printing in the middle .

Cleaning the Still Rode on which the Cartridge Move, may solve your Problem

Check this Video - This may help you a Lot VIDEO


Check the following steps as well for connection steps .. and also the process of refilling the Ink to the Cartridge

* Color or Right Print Cartridge is not compatible
* Incorrect Print Cartridge(s)
* Print Cartridge Problem
* Incorrectly Installed Cartridge(s)
* Black or Color Cartridge(s) Failed

Solution :
Tosolve the problems related to Cartridge Errors we can do the following4 steps. Which could help us to get the issue resolved

Step 1: Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge
Step 2: Clean the problem cartridge contacts
Step 3: Repeat reseating and cleaning steps
Step 4. CONTACT TO HP SUPPORT


Step 1: Remove, inspect, and reseat the problem cartridge and Clean the problem cartridge contacts..

a) Make sure the printer is on. Press the Power button if it is not lit.

b) Open the printer cover, then wait until the print cartridge carriage is idle and silent

c) Press down lightly on the end of the problem cartridge to release it.

d) Slide the cartridge out and inspect it:
* Check the Copper electrical contacts (the Copper Part which touch the Connector inside)
* Clean it with the pirit or wet cotton)
* Check the Nozzles - Clean it with the worm wet cotton
* Wait for 2 to 5 min befour you connect them back
* Clean the contacts in the carriage, inside the product (Printer)
* Reinstall the cartridge.
* Reconnect the product to the electrical outlet.
* Close the product cover.

NOTE: you can also check the print cartridge label and make sure it iscompatible with your printer. Compatible print cartridges are listed inthe Printer Reference Guide supplied with your printer.

Note : If the cartridge is compatible, reinstall it in the printer:
* Cartridges marked with a triangle go into the left carriage slot.
* Cartridges marked with a square or pentagon go into the right carriage slot.

If issue not resolves Repeat repeating and cleaning steps



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How do i refill my INK Cartridge ?

There are 2 distinct method
1) Black has a bladder
2) Color contains sponges - we need 3 sirenges with needle
to fill the Color cartridge with sponges - simply punch

COLOR CARTRIDGE

1. If you see the Cartridge turn it round and locate the filler holes by removing the plastic top cover of the cartridge.
You may need to pry plastic top or hole cover off using a thin metal blade.
please make sure that you do not damage the sensors on the back of the cartridge whilst doing this.

2.Using the picture(on the cartridge which shows you the 3 differedcolored spots), fill syringe with the corresponding color ink.

3. Insert the syringe into the correct hole of the color being filled and push all the way down.
Notes : You will feel resistance as there is a sponge inside.

So Slowly inject approximately 8ml of ink until you can just see the ink surface on the top of the sponge, any more and it is over-filled.
If this happens simply draw back on the syringe a little.

4. Rinse the syringe and needle thoroughly before proceeding then repeat the process for the other colors.

8. Re-attach the cover securely with adhesive tape and continue using the cartridge.




BLACK CARTRIDGE

1. Fill the syringe with approximately 20ml of black ink.

2.Push the syringe all the way into the filling hole and SLOWLY injectall the ink into the cartridge or until the reservoir is full.

3. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.

4. If necessary leave cartridge in printer for up to 24 hours. (This allows ink to flow to the print head).




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My Lexmark Z 515 printer does not print clearly especially the second part of a piece of paper. How can I clean the printer?


Hi there,
To improve print quality
1 On the operator panel, press Options repeatedly until
Cartridges appears.
2 Press the right arrow button until Align appears, and then press
Select.
An alignment page prints. Once the alignment sheet prints, your
automatic alignment is complete.
You may need to clean the print cartridge nozzles.
Using the operator panel
1
Load paper in the All-In-One.
2 Press Options until Cartridges appears on the display.
3 Press the right arrow until Clean appears on the display.
4 Press Select.
A nozzle page prints forcing ink through the nozzles to clean the
clogged nozzles.
5 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
6 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
7 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
Using the Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center
1
Load plain paper in the All-In-One. 2 Click Start Programs Lexmark X5100 Series Lexmark X5100 Series Solution Center.
3 Click the Maintenance tab.
4 From the Maintenance tab, click Clean to fix horizontal streaks.
5 Click Print.
6 Print your document again to verify your print quality has improved.
7 Try wiping the print cartridge nozzles and contacts, and then print your document again.
8 If print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles up to two more times.
If the print quality does not improve after cleaning the print cartridge
nozzles, dried ink may be on the nozzles or contacts. To wipe the print
cartridge nozzles and contacts:
1 Remove the print cartridges.
2 Dampen a clean, lint-free cloth with water.
3 Hold the cloth against the gold nozzle area for about three seconds.
Gently blot and wipe dry in one direction (this prevents the colors in
the color cartridge from mixing).
4 Remove the old cartridges
5 Let the nozzles and contacts dry completely.
6 Reinstall the print cartridges, and then print your document again.
7 If the print quality has not improved, try cleaning the print
nozzles up to two more times
8 If print quality is still unsatisfactory, replace your print cartridges.

Hope this helps.
Thanks
Have a good day.

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Hp 1410 all in one keeps saying prin cartridge error


Follow the steps given below and check for the results

=== Cleaning the ink Cartridges ===

Even if the cartridge is new, follow the steps below to clean the print cartridge contacts. Print cartridges have a substance on the contacts to keep them from corroding during storage that may cause poor electrical contact between the print carriage and the print cartridge.
  1. Verify that the product is turned on. NOTE: If the HP product is not turned on, you will not be able to remove the print cartridges.
  2. Open the unit to access the print cartridges.
  3. After the print carriage (the part that holds the print cartridges) stops moving, unplug the power cord without turning off the unit using the power button. If you turn the unit off the print cartridges will be capped to prevent them from drying out and you will not be able to remove them. You must unplug the power cord to prevent the print carriage from moving.
  4. Remove both print cartridges.
  5. Verify that the part number on the cartridge is the correct part number for the unit.
  6. Using a cotton swab or lint free cloth (like a coffee filter) lightly moistened with distilled, filtered, or bottled water, clean the electrical contacts of the cartridge. Figure 1: Electrical contacts c00055424.jpg NOTE: When an all-in-one is used frequently for black and white printing but infrequently for color printing (for example, an all-in-one that is used primarily as a fax machine), the color cartridge will still eventually fail and need to be replaced. The pins in the print carriage can cause dents on the contact points of the color cartridge over time (usually between six and twelve months).
  7. Wipe the contacts with a dry, cotton cloth, as shown, to dry the contacts and finish cleaning. Figure 2: Wiping the contacts c00055425.jpg
  8. Reinsert the cartridges and lock them in place.
  9. Close the top cover or access door and plug in the power cord.
  10. If the error continues, repeat these steps. If further cleaning fails to clear the error, proceed to "Step two: Cleaning the print carriage contacts" below.
Step two: Cleaning the print carriage contacts Have the following materials available to clean the print carriage contacts:
  • Cotton swabs or any soft material that will not come apart or leave fibers.
  • Distilled, filtered, or bottled water (tap water may contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridges) CAUTION: Be careful not to get ink on hands or clothing.
Do the follow to clean the cartridge contacts inside the product:
  1. If the unit is off, turn it on.
  2. Open the unit to access the print cartridges.
  3. After the print carriage stops moving, unplug the power cord. Do not turn the unit off before unplugging the power cord.
  4. Remove both print cartridges.
  5. Using a cotton swab or cloth lightly moistened with distilled, filtered, or bottled water, clean the electrical contacts of the print carriage as shown below. Figure 3: Cleaning the carriage contacts (your model may look slightly different) c00130268.jpg
  6. On models equipped with locking latches, lower the latches. Figure 4: Latches in the lowered position (your model may look slightly different) c00055427.jpg
  7. Wait five minutes for the contacts to dry and then plug in the power cord. The unit will begin to reinitialize. Wait until the process is complete before proceeding.
  8. Reinsert the print cartridges when prompted and then close the top cover or access door.
  9. If the message recurs, replace the print cartridge indicated by the message. If you are using refilled or remanufactured cartridges or non-HP cartridges, replace them with new HP cartridges. HP cannot guarantee that refilled or non-HP cartridges will function correctly in HP products. If a new HP ink cartridge is defective, return it to the place of purchase with the receipt, or contact HP to obtain a replacement.
  10. If the problem still exists, replace both print cartridges. Since the cartridges are electronically connected through the printed circuit board, the cartridge not indicated in the message might be the causing the failure
If the issue still persists then try the following steps to identify the problem ink cartridge
1. Remove both the ink cartridges
2. Insert the Color ink cartridge first and close the ink access door
3. Check if you are getting any error message or the ink cartridge light is blinking
4. Now remove the color ink cartridge and then insert the black ink cartridge and close the ink access door
5. Check if you are getting any error message or the ink cartridge light is blinking
Replace the problem ink cartridge anc then check

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Paper comes out looking a shade darker, almost dirty.


9 out of 10 times this is caused by dirty contacts. It can also be caused by some electrical charge getting to the paper as it goes through the printer or a faulty (weak) power supply board. Your first check should be to remove all of the consumables and clean all metal contacts with an alcohol wipe or similar. Hope this helps.
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Color Cartridge error messages requiring replacement every few months


Issue The message Insert color Cartridge displays on the control panel of the product. This error usually occurs when the print cartridge or the print carriage contacts need cleaning, or when a remanufactured or refilled ink cartridge is being used. Solution To resolve the issue, follow these steps in the order given. Step one: Remove the print cartridge
  1. Turn the product on.
  2. Open the product to access the print cartridge.
  3. After the print carriage (the part that holds the print cartridges) stops moving, unplug the power cord. NOTE: Do not use the power button to turn off the product because the print cartridge will not be able to be removed.
  4. Remove the color print cartridge.
  5. Make sure that the part number on the cartridge is the correct part number for the product.
Step two: Clean the cartridge contacts
  1. Lightly moisten a cotton swab or lint-free cloth (like a coffee filter) with distilled, filtered, or bottled water. CAUTION: Tap water may contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridge.
  2. Clean the electrical contacts of the cartridge with the swab or cloth. Figure 1: Electrical contacts c00055424.jpg
  3. Wipe the contacts with a dry, cotton cloth to dry the contacts and finish cleaning. Figure 2: Wiping the contacts c00055425.jpg
  4. Reinsert the cartridge and lock it in place.
  5. Close the product and plug in the power cord.
  6. If the error message continues, repeat the steps to clean the cartridge contacts once more.
Step three: Clean the print carriage contacts
  1. Lightly moisten a cotton swab or lint-free cloth (like a coffee filter) with distilled, filtered, or bottled water. CAUTION: Tap water may contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridges.
  2. Remove both print cartridges in order to access the print carriage contacts.
  3. Clean the electrical contacts of the print carriage with the swab or cloth. Figure 3: Cleaning the carriage contacts (the model might look slightly different) c00130268.jpg
  4. On models equipped with locking latches, lower the latches. Figure 4: Latches in the lowered position (the model might look slightly different) c00055427.jpg
  5. Wait five minutes for the contacts to dry.
  6. Plug in the power cord. The product will begin to reinitialize. Wait until the process is complete before proceeding.
  7. When prompted, reinsert the print cartridges and then close the product.
Step four: Replace the print cartridge Replace the print cartridge indicated by the error message. If the error message continues, replace both cartridges. NOTE: If using refilled or remanufactured cartridges, or non-HP cartridges, replace them with new HP cartridges . HP cannot guarantee that refilled or non-HP cartridges will function correctly in HP products. If a new HP ink cartridge is defective, return it to the place of purchase with the receipt, or contact HP to obtain a replacement. Step five: Service the Product If you have completed all the steps listed above and are still experiencing a problem, service the product. Cause The error message could display for one of the following reasons:
  • Even if the cartridge is new, it might need to be cleaned. Print cartridges have a substance on the contacts to keep them from corroding during storage. This substance may cause poor electrical contact between the print carriage and the print cartridge.
  • The cartridge that is indicated in the message might not be the one that is causing the failure. The cartridges are electronically connected through the printed circuit board.

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