Question about HP PSC 1210 All-In-One InkJet Printer
I just put in new ink and the error check ink cartridge light keeps coming on
Check the date on your ink cartridge. I bet it has expired. If you put in a "new"cartridge but it is even an HP one with an older date, it may not work.
I had my printer stop in the middle of a print job. It was printing fine and suddenly would not print. So I refilled the cartridge with an ink kit I had on hand and reinserted it--no go! Then I opened a remanufactured cartridge I had bought some time ago and inserted it. No go, despite the fact I could see ink coming from the jets. I finally gave up and bought a new HP ink cartridge, and it worked just fine. But it bugged me why the new one would work and the other two that seemed just fine would not.
Later I learned that HP has a chip that reads the expiration date on the cartridges and that is what keeps those old ones from printing. I found one trick of setting my date on my computer back to a year earlier than the exp date on the cartridge. I saw the date on the remanufactured one I had tried earlier was 2005, so I set my computer date to today's date but year 2004. After forcing me to do print alignments several times and take the remanufactured cartridge out and put it back, I got it to print just fine. And that 2005 cartridge that would not work earlier is what I am printing with right now.
Posted on Oct 29, 2007
Can you say if you followed the correct procedure to change the cartridge? The printer does NOT detect the level of ink, it estimates the level from the amount of printing you've done. If you followed the correct procedure then the level tally will reset. If you changed the cartridge while the printer was off and moved the carrier by hand then the printer will not know it has a new cart.
Can you say if you followed the correct procedure to change the cartridge?
The printer does NOT detect the level of ink, it estimates the level from the amount of printing you've done.
If you followed the correct procedure then the level tally will reset.
If you changed the cartridge while the printer was off and moved the carrier by hand then the printer will not know it has a new cart.
Posted on Oct 16, 2007
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In most cases the printer driver software can have errors while being in use or is shut down. So to reset remove your printer from the PC and uninstall the printer software. Now reinstall the printer software and then connect the Printer to be detected as a new hardware as it will be installed. Now check the printer properties to see the ink levels.
Activate head cleaning before a test is taken . Sometimes it is possible that the head is not reacting to the need of the PC command or can be an issue with ink drying or poor ink cartridge contacts. Sometimes the power supply unit must be checked as a poor SMPS unit can deliver low voltage and cause issues to the printer function. Check all the leads and connections of the mother board , the tags to the ink cartridge. Also check the mechanical settings of the ink cartridge , if jammed or tight remove motor and manually free the drive before it is set back.
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