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Black cartridge problem

When I print a window pops up to show the average ink left in the cartridges. While this indicator is showing me that the Black (right) cartridge is almost full, on the LCD screen it show (remove and check cartridge on right) this is the second time in a row.

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  • jemjam33 Sep 06, 2008

    ive had my photosmart for about 6 months and decided to use it yesterday, ive installed it, but everytime i try and use it says on the screen remove and check cartridge on right, ive tryed this a fuw times and cant seem to get it to work,please can you help me with tis problem thank you.

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Try the steps mentioned in the link bellow:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01091133&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1141647

If it still does the same then the printer is not detecting the ink catridge, the printer might have to be replaced.

Good Luck

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I also have had this before with the <a rel='nofollow' href="http://www.hp-300.com">HP 300</a>. Power off the printer, remove the cartridge and put it back after 5 minutes may help.

Yours,
Steven

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

  • Steven65 Sep 01, 2008

    Sorry, this is the right link: HP 300.


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