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Hp 1210 all in one printer - error message

Cannot get rid of this error message. The printer is offline and still displays this error message.
How can i reset to the factory settings?


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  • pb0430 Jul 07, 2008

    I cannot get rid of the error message "check printer cartridge". I put in a new cartridge about a week ago, and it printed fine then. I have tried to press "cancel" button and print an alignment, but it will not print anything. I have taken the cartridge out several times and it don't effect it at all. I wanted to make sure the cartridge was in correctly and was the right one too. I put the old cartridge back in and the printer has the same error message and "E" light blinking. I just don't know anything else to do??

    I guess the printer is about 4-5 years old, its a HP psc 1210, bought at "Office Supply" in Sanford, NC.

    Thank you, Mrs. Peggy Buchanan

  • Anonymous Apr 04, 2009

    Please help me!! It has nothing to do with the printer, it happens when the paper runs out of jams.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014


  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    how do you reset the printer error messages on start up?



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Two problems;

1 - This unit cannot be set back to factory settings as it does not have the keypad to enable this functionality.

Most of the time when the error pops up it is due to problems with either the printer reading the cartridge is in from the contacts or the cartridge contacts are damaged.

I should also point out that refilled and remanufactured cartridges are the number one reason for the error but assuming that you are using hp cartridges fresh out of the pack take a look at this link and follow the steps. I would type them out but it even has pictures for easy reference!!


If you are not using hp cartridges then replace with genuine cartridges and it will most likely resolve the issue - the printer is able to tell the difference between a new and refilled/remanufactured and often times will reject the cartridge because of this.

Posted on Aug 07, 2008



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This is how to reset your HP PSC 1210:

* Set your computer system date to a date before the expiry of the ink cartridges.

* Start the following program:
C:\Programs\Hewlett-Packard\Digital Imaging\bin\hposvc08.exe

* Use the password "Homer"

* Choose the reset directory

* Hit the total reset button

* Follow the instructions ...

Posted on Aug 29, 2008


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