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I have an HP photosmart C4280 and I keep getting the error: Print Cartridges Missing Or Not Detected. The cartridges are new HP cartridges. I unplugged the printer and plugged it back in. I cleaned the copper dots on the ink and on the printer. I took the ink out and put it back in correctly several times. I wiped off the ink nozzle in the printer. I still get the error. The printer is only 3 years old and I have never had problems. It seem like there is something small and simple I have not tried yet. Please Help. Thanks

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I have the same problem and have checked the seating position and i still have the same problem. It will not go away. I've also did the semi reset and i got nothing. Do i need to buy a new printer?

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Check whether the catridges are properly seated in the printer and wiring condition.

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