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Color Cartridge error messages requiring replacement every few months

I have replaced the color print cartridge over 6-times in the past two years, and I print mostly black and white, and print about 12 pages per month on average on this printer. Sometimes I replace the cartridge, then have to replace it again in a couple of weeks due to the error messages. Now, I have a collection of brand new unusable cartridges, at a cost that is more than this printer cost new. Now, I do not use this printer and considering throwing it away as HP provided no adequate online download fixes for me, nor would they provide any warranty service since the printer was out of warranty. Do you have any suggestions on a fix?

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  • DixieDoddle Jun 11, 2008

    I have gone through 2 refilled color cartidges and it gives me an error message. When that happens I can't use it at all. It won't let me scan or copy or print in black.

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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 Color Cartridge error messages requiring replaceme - 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 (theColor Cartridge error messages requiring replaceme - c00130268.jpglook slightly different) c00130268.jpg
  4. On models equipped with locking latches, lower the latches.Color Cartridge error messages requiring replaceme - c00055427.jpg 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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  1. Power off your All-in-One and unplug it.

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