Question about HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer
What's probably happening is there is excess ink on caked on to the contacts on the carriage (I think that's what they're called). They're pretty easy to clean and the cleaning process takes about a minute. Just remove whatever cartridges are in the printer, take a cloth that will leave a minimal amount of lint, and wipe at the dark spongey contacts located just below where the cartridges would sit (that is, on my HP C4280, as other models might have them somewhere slightly different, but they should be right around the cartridges' spot). When the caked on ink is removed and all you are wiping at is the sponge, insert the new cartridge(s) and the printer should work.
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
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Always install the tri-color print cartridge in the left side of the print cartridge carriage.
Install the black or photo print cartridge in the right side of the print cartridge carriage.
To replace a print cartridge
1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
2. Load Letter or A4 plain, white paper in the paper tray.
3. Open the printer cover.
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4. Wait until the print cartridge carriage moves to the right side of the printer and is idle
5. Press down on the print cartridge, and then slide it out of the print cartridge carriage.
6. Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the
plastic tape. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and
facing toward the printer.
1 Remove plastic tape
CAUTION: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts.
Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
Do not remove the copper strips. They are required electrical contacts.
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7. Slide the print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the carriage until the cartridge
snaps into place.
8. Close the printer cover.
Align print cartridges for optimum print quality.
For information about storing print cartridges, see Maintain print cartridges.
For information about recycling empty print cartridges, see HP inkjet supplies recycling
WARNING! Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of children.
Download manual for proper guidance. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01438085.pdf
I hope this works for you. Goodluck!
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