Question about HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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Only prints in pink

My C4280 will only print in pink.. have put in new print cartridges to no avail.. any ideas

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  • OhSoPro May 15, 2008

    same prob, starts the right color then like changes to all pink

  • Neal Brown May 11, 2010

    Have you uninstalled the driver and then reinstalled?

    Are you running Windows Vista, and if so have you made sure you have the Windows Vista ready version of the driver?



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Tried closing door quickly trick and it does NOT work

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Needs a New logic board which are nbot available

Posted on Jun 27, 2008


I found a temp. way of making ur printer print in black.

1) Open the printer door (the door to access the printer cartriges)

2) Shut the door and quickly press scan or the print button in whatever application your using.

Posted on Jul 13, 2008

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New black very faint

1. hope you have not touched the contacts or head those protected by pink tape.
2. or the ink is dried up
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HP C4280 incompatible print cartridges

-Nothing seems to be working....? What is not working...?
-Not print at all ?
-Print out too light, too dark ?
-Print half and skip half ?
-Print too many pages instead one ?
-Print different document other than what you want to print ?
-Print out smear, blur ?

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Jan 24, 2018 | HP Photosmart C4280 All-in-One InkJet...

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I have an HP Phototsmart C4280 that is printing everything in pink. Any idea why?

This is the cartridge color problem, if you've refilled the cartridge, there must be proportion problem (magenta/yellow/cyan), or if you print dark colors like green or blue (which uses cyan and yellow mostly) and never use the red or other color (magenta and black), cyan and yellow might have finished up. If you can refill it proportionately, go ahead, but i would suggest you to purchase new cartridges and install.
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Jun 04, 2010 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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"Print Cartridges Missing or Not Recognsed" indicator

the heard might bad, this is where you actually install the the ink tank.

Aug 14, 2009 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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How do I install ink cartridge for hp photosmart C4280

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 when you try to remove them.

2. Make sure you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray.

3. Open the print cartridge door.
The print carriage moves to the far right side of the HP All-in-One.

4. 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.
1 Print cartridge slot for the tri-color print cartridge
2 Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print cartridges
5. Pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push 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.
Work with print cartridges 69
Maintain the HP All-in-One

9. Close the print cartridge door.
If you installed a new print cartridge, the HP All-in-One prints a print cartridge
alignment page.
10. When prompted, ensure plain white paper is loaded in the input tray, then press the

button next to OK.
NOTE: If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the print
cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused plain white paper into the input
tray, and then try the alignment again.

11. Place the page print side down on the scanner glass and then press the button next
to OK to scan the page.
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Feb 17, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer

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This printer is saying that print cartridges missing, they are both brand new. HP Photosmart C4280 all in one. what to do.

Be sure to run the print test page after installing cartridges.  After doing so, place the page face down on the scanner and select cartridge alignment.

Jan 06, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer

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Printer says 'cartridges missing or not detected'

Did you run the print sample page used to align the print cartridges by scanning the test page?

Jan 05, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer

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Hp c4280 printer/print cartridges

Have you checked to make sure that you have the correct replacement cartridge?

In general if it simply will not go into position and you know you have the correct cartridge, then you need to take it back to where you bought it and request a replacement - because it is defective.

Apr 14, 2008 | HP PhotoSmart C4280 Laser Printer

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