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I have the HP photosmart C6280 printer.. 2007 edition and it has all different color ink cartridges, the yellow ink is almost out so it will not let me print anything. I am just trying to print off a word document with only black ink being used but it says it will not print until i change the cartridge.

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It seems simple enough, but this is one of the most effective ways of fixing printer cartridge error. Mostly, printer cartridge error occurs when the printer head is unable to identify the cartridge properly. And the basic reason behind this is that the cartridge is improperly attached.
To reattach the cartridge check the following steps :
turn on the lid of the printer and then remove the cartridge from the printer head.
Check the cartridge to make sure that there are no scratches or other damaged parts that can contribute to a printer cartridge error report.
Take note that the cartridge should not be left open for more than 30 minutes; otherwise the ink will start to dry up and the cartridge will get clogged.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t6288403-hp_8050_printer_message_says_color


Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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Yes, rip off isnt it.
Even if you just want to print in black it wont let you, you will need to buy a new set of cartridges

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These cartridges have an IC chip on them that interacts with the printer, as well as an ink flow detector to prevent dry-firing of the printhead. If it has locked you out, you will not be able to print any thing until the cartridge is replaced.

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