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I got a HP ENVY Photo 6230. I subscribed to instant ink and it was working fine so far. For last few weeks, I am getting the following error, Remove and reinstall the indicated ink cartridge [Black], I have tried reinstalling that cartidge as well as color one and restarted several time but to no avail. I checked the forum and the solution was to replace the cartidge, but if I go to my instantink account and in the problematic black cartidge , it says no shipments will me until the issue is resolved.

Can someone help me out please?

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Is there anyone from hp or instant ink team here? I noticed there is a message on same topic has a response from hp team and a new cartidge was shipped out. what should i do?

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Hi @Hazzaz,


I'd like to help!


I understand you are facing a cartridge error on the printer.


Follow the steps to resolve the issue-


Reset the printer

Reset the printer to recover from printer errors or failures.

  1. If your printer has a rechargeable battery, remove it.
  1. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the printer.
  1. Unplug the power cord from the power source.
  2. Wait 60 seconds.
  3. Reconnect the power cord to a wall outlet and to the printer.
    HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.
  4. Turn on the printer to complete the reset.

Clean the ink cartridge and carriage electrical contacts

Remove any debris or buildup from the contacts on the cartridges and in the carriage.

  1. Open the door or lid to the cartridge access area. Wait until the carriage stops moving before continuing.
  2. Remove the cartridge indicated in the error message from the carriage.
    • Carriages with cartridge latches: Open the latch, and then pull the cartridge up and out of the slot.
  • Carriages without cartridge latches: Gently press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull it out of the slot.
  1. Holding the cartridge by the sides, remove any protective tape that still might be on the contacts.
    Do not touch the ink nozzles or the copper-colored electrical strip. Touching or trying to remove these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
  2. Lightly dampen a lint-free cloth with distilled water, and then wipe the copper-colored contacts on the cartridge.
  3. Lightly dampen a lint-free cloth or swab with distilled water, and then clean the electrical contacts in the carriage.
  4. Wait 10 minutes for the contacts to dry, and then reinsert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.
  5. Repeat these steps for the other cartridge if it was indicated in the error message.
  6. Close the door or lid to the cartridge access area.

Try the single-cartridge mode


The printer you own can work in single-cartridge mode, wherein the printer will be able to print with one cartridge in the printer. Which will help us identify if its a cartridge issue or a printhead issue


To try single-cartridge mode follow the below steps:


  • remove the black ink from the printer, leave the color in and try printing
  • then remove the color ink and, insert the black  in and try printing

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