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I inserted non-HP cartridges into my C7280 printer and the display says "the ink cartridges appear to be missing or damaged", If I put the original HP cartridges back in, the error message disappears. Please help

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Turn off your printer
Open the cover
1 .move the cartridge carrrier manually to the center manually with your hands from left to rgiht ( 5x )
2 .Open the cartridge carrier Remove the cartridges used a clean paper make sure its dry wipe the area where the ink goes out make sure its clean specially the gold plate .CLean also the area where you return your cartridges also the contacts on the cartridge carrier make sure its clean OK .
Then return it again

You may also do that when your printer is on

1 . Open the cover first wait for the carrier to move to the center
2.thats the time you will remove the cartridge and clean and clean the cartridge carrrier
3.open again the cover reinsert the cartridges
make sure its close properly
Hope it help ..
If still nothing happens probably you have a fake cartridge which is not recognized by the Hp printer Ill be advising you to return it back and asked for a replacement OK

Posted on May 28, 2011

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