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Trouble with new cartridge

I installed new cartridge and the on button is blinking red and the printer will not print.

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  • Cinders2 Jun 16, 2008

    It was just a faulty cartridge. I replaced it with another and it was fine.

  • catd3 Aug 03, 2008

    it's so irritating. The cradle holds 2 cartridges. I've switched them back and forth. I've bought new ones. The only way it seems to work is if I just use the black ink cartridge and leave the other cradle empty.

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Sounds like the cartridge is not correctly seated. Try taking out the cartridge, check that it is the correct one for your printer. Then re-insert it. There should be a positive click when it is correctly seated. You can check the 'feel' of this if you still have the old cartridge. You need to be firm, but not rough. Some printers/cartridges are quite stiff. You may need to align the cartridge after re-inserting it. Check the display on the printer and be sure to do the test print if offered. There may also be pop-up instructions on your computer.

Good Luck
Carrieone

Posted on Jun 13, 2008

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• Your system has some problems. If this problem occurs, contact your service representative.
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The printer should turn on automatically when a print job is sent to it. c00123898.jpg

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Allow enough time to print. When a document has many fonts or graphics or uses complex color such as a color photo, it takes longer to begin printing. c00123902.jpg

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Color: C1823D,

If the print cartridges are compatible and correctly installed, they may be defective. Try replacing the print cartridges.

If none of the above suggestions fix the problem, and, if the error message still occurs, it may be a hardware failure. Call the HP Customer Support Center.










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