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Install black ink cartridg

Normally, i take out old and put in new. I did that, but it keeps saying needs black ink. Is there a step I am missing. I've turned it off/on, pressed the button on the right, etc. HELP!

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Check that the "contacts" are clean with no smears, reinsert the cartridge

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Printer will not recognize the new cartridge installed.


Solution
Follow these steps in the order presented to resolve the issue.
NOTE: If error messages also display on the computer, clear the error messages after each of the following steps. You might have to delete pending print jobs from the print queue on the computer to clear the error messages.

Step one: Perform a power reset
Follow these steps to reset the product. Make sure you connect the product directly to a wall outlet and not a surge protector or power strip.

Press the Power button ( ) to turn off the product.
NOTE: The product might not turn off after pressing the Power button. Continue to the next step regardless.
Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product.
Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Wait 30 seconds.
Replug the power cord into the electrical outlet.
Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the product.
Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the product.
If these steps resolved the issue , there is no need to continue troubleshooting.
If the issue persists , see the next step.
Step two: Clean the electrical contacts on the printhead and inside the product
The ink nozzles on the printheads might clog if you expose them to air for more than a few minutes. The ink nozzles also might clog if you do not use the product for long periods of time. Follow these steps to clean the electrical contacts on the printheads.
CAUTION: Follow these steps carefully to avoid damaging the sensitive electrical components.
Make sure that the product is turned on.
Open the top cover of the product.
Press and hold the OK button for five seconds. The carriage moves to the left side of the product. Release the OK button.
Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
Unplug the product power cord from the electrical outlet.
NOTE: Do not turn the product off by pressing the Power button ( ). This causes the carriage to move out of reach.
Lift the printhead latch.


Lift the handle on the printhead that the error message indicates is missing or damaged, and then pull the printhead out of its slot.

Use a dry, soft, lint-free cloth to remove any ink from the electrical contacts on the printhead.
CAUTION: Wipe only the electrical contacts. Wiping the ink nozzles, located on the underside of the printhead, can damage the printhead.Do not touch the nozzles. Doing so permanently damages the ink nozzles, and the ink stains clothing.
Figure 3: Electrical contacts and ink nozzles

1 - Electrical contacts
2 - Ink nozzles
Wipe the electrical contacts with the swab until no ink residue remains.
Wipe the electrical contacts with a fresh cloth to dry them and remove lint.
After the electrical contacts on the printhead are clean and dry, place the printhead on a sheet of paper or a paper towel. Make sure that the ink nozzles face up and do not touch the paper.
  1. Use a fresh, dry, soft, lint-free cloth to clean the electrical contacts inside the product. Figure 4: Clean the electrical contacts inside the product
  2. Allow at least five minutes for the contacts to dry. Check the contacts for lint or debris, and then dry or clean the contacts again if needed.
  3. Plug the product power cord into the electrical outlet.
  4. Press the Power button ) to turn on the product. 'Printhead missing or damaged, replace the printhead' displays on the control panel.
  5. Insert the printhead into its color-coded slot. Press down firmly on the printhead to make sure the electrical contacts touch.
  6. Pull the printhead latch all the way forward, and then press down to engage the latch. If the error message indicates that both printheads are missing or damaged, repeat the steps in this procedure to clean the other printhead.
  7. Close the top cover of the product. The product restarts and then prints an alignment page.

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Need to change the ink cartridge


  • Step 1
    Purchase an ink cartridge made specifically for your printer.
  • Step 2 Turn on your printer and raise the lid or press the cartridge changing button.
  • Step 3 Wait for the cartridge carrier to slide out.
  • Step 4 Put your finger behind the ridge on the top front of the old cartridge and pull it toward you to remove.
  • Step 5 Carefully remove the tape from the ink opening on the bottom of new cartridge.
  • Step 6 Insert the new cartridge into the cartridge carrier. Make sure the new cartridge is oriented the same way that the old cartridge had been.
  • Step 7 Feel and hear the cartridge click into position. On some models, arrows will indicate the cartridge is correctly positioned.
  • Step 8 Close the cartridge holder lid and press the cleaning button to charge the cartridge.
  • Step 9 Close printer cover.
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    Installed a black ink cartridge and the printer shows the message 'black cartridge missing' and also says 'cartridge error: error 50c'


    Hi there Error 50c

    Can only gave it a try.

    Regarding the Dell A940 "Error 50c"....the user guide doesn't seem to mention "Error 50c". They do, however, mention a "Cartridge Error" on page 52 of the manual. They claim this means that the printer has detected a short circuit (fuse/resister) in the cartridge. As you may or may not have noticed in the manual, this is what they recommend doing about it:

    1) Press Power to turn the printer off.

    2) Lift the printer cover/lid (scanner unit) until the scanner support holds it open.

    3) Turn the printer on.
    The ink cartridge carrier moves and stops at the loading position unless the printer is busy.

    4) Remove the color ink cartridge.

    5) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.
    If the error message displays again, replace the black cartridge with a new black cartridge.

    If the error message does not display, repeat steps 1–3 and then go to step 6.

    6) Reinstall the color cartridge and remove the black ink cartridge.

    7) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

    If the error message displays again, replace the color cartridge with a new
    color cartridge.
    If there is no error message (indicated by flashing lights), repeat steps 1–3 and then reinstall both ink cartridges.
    8) Lower the printer (scanner unit) until it is completely closed.

    If you get the error message again, while both cartridges are installed, replace both of the cartridges.

    Basically, what they want you to determine is,....if the short circuit is with the "black ink" cartridge or the "color ink" cartridge and then replace the cartridge that has the problem.

    You may have to buy a new cartrige.
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    Change print head on kodak 5300 printer


    Are your asking how to replace the printhead?

    First you need to turn On the printer and open the printer access door where you can see the Ink. Now wait for the Printhead to stop into the middle then remove the ink cartridges both ink and black., Now to rmove the Old printhead you need to press a Tab which is hidden on the printhead., heres the step to remove the printhead which for me the hardest part

    -Point your index finger on the white sticker that attached on the printhead or the bullseye sticker(If theres no white sticker on the print head just put your index finger on the middle of the printhead)

    -Now your index finger is on the middle of the white sticker right? Move your index finger upward unti you feel a latch that you can press., Just press and full then your printhead wil be removed

    -Now Your ready to insert your new printhead
    -To insert new printhead just put the printhead on the carriage of the printer and gently press the white sticker of your new printhead make sure that you will hear a clicking sounds then put your cartridges back

    -Theres some instances that the printhead will not stay on the middle., it keeps on staying on the right or on the leftside for you to solve that heres the step

    -Turn on the printer open printer access door and wait for the printhead move into the center and if the printhead its on the center immediately unplug the power cable so the printhead will not move.

    GudlucK

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    How to install a new printhead in 5500


    First you need to turn On the printer and open the printer access door where you can see the Ink. Now wait for the Printhead to stop into the middle then remove the ink cartridges both ink and black., Now to rmove the Old printhead you need to press a Tab which is hidden on the printhead., heres the step to remove the printhead which for me the hardest part

    -Point your index finger on the white sticker that attached on the printhead or the bullseye sticker(If theres no white sticker on the print head just put your index finger on the middle of the printhead)

    -Now your index finger is on the middle of the white sticker right? Move your index finger upward unti you feel a latch that you can press., Just press and full then your printhead wil be removed

    -Now Your ready to insert your new printhead
    -To insert new printhead just put the printhead on the carriage of the printer and gently press the white sticker of your new printhead make sure that you will hear a clicking sounds then put your cartridges back

    -Theres some instances that the printhead will not stay on the middle., it keeps on staying on the right or on the leftside for you to solve that heres the step

    -Turn on the printer open printer access door and wait for the printhead move into the center and if the printhead its on the center immediately unplug the power cable so the printhead will not move.

    GudlucK

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    Not sensing the ink cartridge


    In this scenario you should check with a new set of black cart or you can try by cleaning the cart with a lint free cloth. and try with resetting the printer as well. if it doesnt work then printer might have gone bad

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    I have a kodak 5500 aio printer. I replaced the


    Try the following:

    1. Open the printer access door.
    2. Put out both ink cartridges and the printhead.
    3. Let the printer access door open.
    4. Put out all paper.
    5. Pull out the ac adapter at the back of the printer.
    6. Wait 60 sec.
    7. Pull in AC adapter.
    8. Wait 30 sec. then turn on the printer
    9: Wait for the error message: Printer access door open.
    10. Close the printer access door.
    11. Wait for the error message: Printhead is missing.
    12. Open the access door and put in only the printhead and the close the access door.
    13. Wait for the error message: both ink cartridges are missing.
    14. Open access door, put in only the black ink cartridge, then close the acess door.
    15. Wait for the error message: Color ink cartridge is missing.
    16. Open access door, put in the color ink cartridge and then close the access door.

    If the error is solved, do a firmwareupdate right now.

    You can find it here.

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    I have a lexmark X4270 fax machine, and I have just got a new black ink cartridge. The old one was a lexmark 71 the man at Quill said to get a lexmark 75 hi-yield. so I did my machine keeps saying black...


    Did Quill sell you a "OEM" (Original Manufacturer's Equipment) or a cartridge a third party cartridge?

    If it is a third party ink or cartridge, then that's your problem. Lexmark does not condone the use of third party ink or cartridges. This is considered to be product tampering by Lexmark and they will void the printer warranty if damage results from the use of these type cartridges.

    I do apologize for the bad news, but I do ask that you do not shoot the messenger. :-)

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    Missing Black Cartridge


    hi..try these steps
    1. clean the cartridge contacts in the printer..
    2.unplug power adaptor(black box) from the bac of printer,,press and hold stop/clear button..plug the adaptor back in...display says clearing NVRAM,,,,after this printer would turn off and turn on automatically..reenter the intial set up details like language,country....
    3.insert black cartridge...still same msg..printer is defective...call techsupport..your printer would be replaced if in warranty.
    good luck

    Jan 25, 2009 | Lexmark X4270 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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    New Cartridge error message


    Follow the steps below to remove and replace the empty ink cartridge.
    1. Turn the printer on.
    2. Open the ink cartridge door. Figure 1: Opening the ink cartridge door c00819080.gif
    3. Squeeze the gray tab below an ink cartridge slot to release the gray latch and then lift the latch. Figure 2: Lifting the latch c00819081.gif 1 - Ink cartridge latch for the black ink cartridge 2 - Ink cartridge latches for the color ink cartridges
      NOTE: Theink cartridge areas are color-coded for easy reference. From left toright, the ink cartridges are black, yellow, light cyan, cyan, lightmagenta, and magenta.
    4. Pull the ink cartridge toward you out of it's slot to remove it. Figure 3: Removing an ink cartridge c00819082.gif
    5. Remove the new ink cartridge from the packaging.
    6. Hold the ink cartridge by the handle and then slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot.
      NOTE: Makesure that the ink cartridge is inserted into the slot that has the sameshaped icon and color as the ink cartridge. The copper-colored contactsshould be facing the printer as the ink cartridge is inserted. Figure 4: Inserting an ink cartridge c00819083.gif
    7. Press down on the gray latch until it clicks into place. Figure 5: Closing the gray latch c00819084.gif
    8. Repeat steps 3 through 7 for each ink cartridge that needs to be replaced.
      NOTE: All six cartridges must be installed. The printer will not work if an ink cartridge is missing.
    9. Close the ink cartridge door.

    after Doing this all Follow the next step :-

    Please Try This, I am sure it is going to workout.


    Resetting the All-in-One
    Press the On (fa37665.gif) button to turn off the unit.
    • Disconnect the power cord from the back of the unit.
    • Connect the power cord to the back of the unit.
    • Press the On (a477fdf.gif) button to turn on the unit.

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