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Have replaced a tri-color cartridge in hp photosmart C4280 all-in-one. it took too long to align and then I pressed cancel, there was a little movement then indicated printing for a period now of more than 10mins. nothing is happening

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Turn the machine off and start again as you would when you reboot your computer

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How do I install ink cartridge for hp photosmart C4280


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1. Make sure the HP All-in-One is on.
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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
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2. Make sure you have letter or A4 unused plain white paper loaded in the input tray.

3. Open the print cartridge door.
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4. Wait until the print carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a print
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If you are replacing the tri-color print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the
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If you are replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from
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2 Print cartridge slot for the black and photo print cartridges
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7. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only
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1 Copper-colored contacts
2 Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
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8. Slide the new print cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push the upper
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9. Close the print cartridge door.
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11. Place the page print side down on the scanner glass and then press the button next
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