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Went to put a new color cartridge in and accidentally took out the black for a sec. put it back in, and installed the color. now my black cartridge is not registering. it has ink in it.

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Ok. With the PC off, Turn off and disconnect your printer.Wait for 30 seconds.Reverse the procedures.Turn on your printer and try Using the HP Print Diagnostic Utility in Windows - HP Customer Care (United States - English).

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