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Envy5300 stopped accepting XL cartridges

Envy 5300
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Been using HP XL ink cartridges with this printer for (possibly it's entire life) and just today we get "Cartridge is incompatible" on the printer-display.

The on-PC-screen error-message says "cannot be used in current printer configuration".

I cannot find any help-topics relating to XL cartridges, Envy 5300 and configuration-settings.

First error said (inserted XL) cartridge was damaged/failed (not very old), so I replaced it with a new one and same errors.

I print wirelessly from Win7; my partner prints USB-connected from Win10;   neither of us can print.




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Envy5300 stopped accepting XL cartridges



I have gone through your Post and I understand your concerns


Please perform the following steps


- Turn on the printer.
- Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
- Disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the printer. If your printer has a network or wireless connection, leave it connected.
- Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.and clean the electrical contacts with a lint free cloth
- With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer and from the wall outlet or power strip.
- Wait at least 60 seconds.
- Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
NOTE: HP recommends connecting the printer power cord directly to a wall outlet.
- Reconnect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
- Turn on the printer, if it does not automatically turn on.
- The printer might go through a warm-up period. The printer lights might flash, and the carriage might move.
- Wait until the warm-up period finishes and your printer is idle and silent before you proceed.
- Reinsert the ink cartridges, and then close the ink cartridge access door.

Also ensure the printer has the latest Firmware. Link:


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