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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Check the date on your ink cartridge. I bet it has expired. If you put in a "new"cartridge but it is even an HP one with an older date, it may not work.
I had my printer stop in the middle of a print job. It was printing fine and suddenly would not print. So I refilled the cartridge with an ink kit I had on hand and reinserted it--no go! Then I opened a remanufactured cartridge (office depot) I had bought some time ago and inserted it. No go, despite the fact I could see ink coming from the jets. I finally gave up and bought a new HP ink cartridge, and it worked just fine. But it bugged me why the new one would work and the other two that seemed just fine would not.
Later I learned that HP has a chip that reads the expiration date on the cartridges and that is what keeps those old ones from printing. I found one trick of setting my date on my computer back to a year earlier than the exp date on the cartridge. I saw the date on the remanufactured one I had tried earlier was 2005, so I set my computer date to today date but year 2004. After forcing me to do print alignments several times and take the remanufactured cartridge out and put it back, I got it to print just fine. And that 2005 cartridge that would not work earlier is what I am printing with right now.
Be advised, though, if you try the date setback, that HP printer will buck and try every way to not let you use that old cartridge. You must say no to reflashing if HP tries to pull that on you. And you will take out and put back that same cartridge multiple times and keep printing alignment sheets 3 or 4 times before you are successful. But, if you persist, you can get it to work.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
Same problem with me.
I openede the whole box ( 4 screws ) in the corners. Then I presed the tiny belt on the left side to its socket, cleaned the contacts of the cartridges (56,57) with water and made them dry.
Then I reched the position of the small door which is ment to be opened once you wnat to replace the cartridge.
After this the printer works again.
Posted on Jun 25, 2008
also replace the colour cartridge as it is not showing but the printer is not able to detect that cartridge also.many a times it solves the problem.
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
View the user manual here. http://bizsupport2.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c00449611/c00449611.pdf
go to page 60 and follow the instructions for replacing the ink cartridge, remember to have the printer on when you do.
Then go to page 62 and allign the print head automaticly following the instructions it gives.
This will re-callibrate the ink level on the printer and should read correctly for you.
Posted on May 27, 2009
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