My HP 1220C keeps blinking the yellow light that says there is a cartridge problem, even with new cartridges. Sometimes if I send it a document while it's turned off, then turn it back on, it will print the document really, really slow, then blink the light again. Sometimes it just comes on blinking the light and prints nothing. I have replaced and re-cleaned the cartridges, taken them out and replaced them multiple times, same result. Just before this happened I tried refilling the color one and got it too full, so it drained ink inside the printer, but the area that holds the cartridges and all the contacts appear clean. Help is appreciated very much!
Re: HP Deskjet 1220C cartridge recognition problem
This happens when the connections on the cartridge get old. Especially when you refill or buy non HP Cartridges, try buying brand new hp cartridges and you might be able to get a couple refill out of them before this happens again.
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For the Deskjet 940 open the lid to see which cartridge the printer is compalining about. Clean the carriage and cartridge electrical contacts with a cotton swab
moistened with water and verify that that the correct cartridges are
installed (45 and 78). Then clean the contacts on the cartridge and the printer, also try these steps here.
Thank you for suggesting that the cartridge might be bad. I almost got rid of my deskjet D1320 because it was blinking continuously and I could not figure out why. I tried everything from new driver to looking for a paper jam and nothing worked until I tried your suggestion. I tried each of the cartridge separately to find out that the black cartridge was making the light blink but not the color on. I replaced the black cartridge and the printer is fine now
Did you try both cartridges? Sometimes a fried circuit on the color cartridge will cause a out of ink on the black even when the black is new. Double check that you are using the correct cartridge for the printer. and look at the copper/gold contacts in the printer where the cartridge goes. look for dried ink or tears. Clean with a Q-tip dipped in water. CAREFULLY. If it's torn.... enjoy your trip to walmart.
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