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The black printer cartridge leaked a fair amount of ink in to the printer. I am getting all lights flashing and the printer won't even turn off when I hit the power button. I did some cleaning and it temporarily fixed bit then it seemed the cartridges were sticking on the tracks. Help

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Sorry to hear that.. here are some instructions that should help you out:

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things you'll need: Microfiber cloth

1. Ink Cartridge Errors
2. Turn the printer on and open the ink cartridge cover. Wait for the cartridge carriage to stop completely before reaching into the printer.
3. Press on the top of each print cartridge, then pull the cartridges free from the carriage. Make sure you are only using HP cartridges labeled as "HP 60" or "HP 60XL."
4. Reinstall the ink cartridges and close the cover. If the ink cartridge error message displays again, remove the ink cartridges as before.
5. Clean the copper metal contacts on the cartridges using a dry microfiber cloth. If you still see the error message after you reinstall the ink cartridges, replace hem with new cartridges.

Print using the device's ink backup mode if you do not have a replacement for one of the cartridges. Remove the cartridge you cannot replace and close the cover and continue printing. The printer will automatically use the backup mode until you install a new cartridge.

Posted on Mar 21, 2011

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