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I have an HP Deskjet F4480. Just put in a new cartridge,

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I have an HP Deskjet F4480. Just put in a new cartridge, little orange light in front will not stop flashing and printer won't print. Pls. advise.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Printers
Expert:  Robert Preston replied 6 years ago.
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Robert Preston :

Most likely this is a print head issue. The print head is what the cartridges sit in inside of the printer. To attempt to resolve it, do the following:

(1) Open the printer and wait for the carriage to slide over
(2) Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.
(3) Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water or a mix of hot water and isopropyl alcohol to thoroughly clean the print head and each ink cartridge.
(4) Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.
(5) Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges
(6) Try to print something now

If that does not work then you have one of two possibilities:
(1) One of the ink cartridges is defective and causing the error
(2) If it's definitely not that, then the print head will need to be replaced.

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Thanks,
Rob

















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