HP DeskJet 970cse InkJet Printer Logo

Related Topics:

Question about HP DeskJet 970cse InkJet Printer

2 Answers

Replaced cartridge, blinking red light won't go off

Hi, I have replaced the two cartridges in my HP Deskjet 970cse, and I still can't get the blinking red light (that supposedly indicates cartridge is out) to go off. I've tried cleaning the contacts on both the printer and cartridges, and still it doesn't want to work. Any suggestions?

Posted by Philip Burch on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Philip Burch May 31, 2007

    Thanks for all the tips...I tried them but they didn't take care of the problem. I finally decided to clean the contacts on the cartridge by "scrubbing" them with an eraser....and that took care of it! I thought I would pass that on just in case somebody would have the same problem I did.

    Thanks for this forum, all the response is educational and appreciated.

  • Cresta Mar 17, 2008

    I have a HP Desjet 9800 and I have the same problem. I buy two Hp print cartridges and my printer does not recognize them. I clean the contacts with alcohol but it did not work

    I want to know if it can be fixed or if I just lost my printer

  • Badfoot Mar 31, 2008

    Is there a way to clean just one color of the tri-color cartridge? Just put in a new cartridge and only the yellow is not printing.


2 Answers


I did the eraser thing, too, to the contacts on the printer. It worked!! Thanks. Dawn

Posted on Feb 09, 2008



  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 2,985 Answers

Go to www.fixyourownprinter.com Have a look through here Aslso of course HP's very own technical support team

Posted on May 27, 2007


Add Your Answer


Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:


HP DeskJet 970Cse cartridges won't move

okay be gentle, but try to move the cartridge box manually from side to side. it's possible that the gears have gotten stripped which is why they won't move even though they are trying to. so i'd try and move them from side to side and see if you can physically move it yourself. like i said be gentle in the chance the gear isn't stripped. good luck!

If you need further help, reach me via phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/joel_63c670a84e9f6a97


I have replaced black ink on a hp deskjet 960c and the red light keeps flashing


I see you replaced the Black in on your HP printer but the light keeps on blinking still.

Make sure that you remove the silicon film from the ink cartridge before installing in the printer, if that file is not removed the contact to the printers ink will not detect the ink cartridge at all.

Also try to remove all the ink cartridges and install all of them at the same time , this is to reset the printer from detecting all the printer ink cartridges.

I hope this helps

Power light is blinking: no paper jammed HP DeskJet D1460


The power light is blinking because one of your cartridges are bad. Hence need replacement. Try with the black cartridge as normally this goes bad.

Red ink light blinking, won't feed paper. Have

this is hp security error, for ink cardtridge,(the ink cartridge has internal/acess counter), you need to try change cartridge, if contuinue send to hp service center

Urgent printing!

Replace color cartridge so the printer doesn't consider it an error. You can print grayscale only in your print settings.

970 Cse cartridges bang over to the left and then nothing

I had the same problem with my HP Deskjet 970Cse which was quickly resolved by going to the below HP site and looking under the Issue: The carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise. Note that the blinking lights displayed as: Resume Light Blinking Simultaneously AND Power Light Blinking Simultaneously.

The Solution:
1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
3. Unplug the power cable from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts.
4. Move the carriage towards the middle of the printer.
5. Take out the cartridges and close the top cover.
6. Plug the power cord to the back of the printer. Turn the printer on.
7. Open the top cover, reinstall the cartridges, and then close the top cover.

Hope this helps as it worked for me.


HP DeskJet 970Cse won't print yellow

Here is a link to hp's web site. They will troubleshoot your issue. This link is linked to a page talking about HP Inkjet Cartridges and Media - Missing Color, Wrong Color, or Streaks in the Printout. There are several links in this site to go off of and troubleshoot further. Hope this is helpful:) http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bpa00224&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=60097&rule=34749&lang=en Jason
Not finding what you are looking for?


Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top HP Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

4362 Answers

Ben Johnson

Level 3 Expert

686 Answers

Cindy Wells

Level 3 Expert

6625 Answers

Are you a HP Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides