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Hi I have a C3485 all-in-one printer and I keep getting a error msg that it doesn't read the black ink cartridge

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Try resetting the printer. Here's a link the reset procedure through a secret menu.

http://resetprinters.com/resetting-the-photosmart-c4380-series-printers-using-the-sercret-combo-keys/

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Black printer ink in HP Printer may fail to be recognized by the printer. Most times an error message will be sent indicating that something is wrong with the black print cartridge. Sometimes the printer may accept to print with the black ink, but the printouts may have horizontal lines and very illegible letters. In such a case a manual cleaning of the print head should be carried out. In doing the manual cleaning, one should spray Windex heavily on paper towel and wipe off the surface of the print head.

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-40171-printer-not-printing-black

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1. Without turning off the product, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the product.
2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
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