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HP Officejet Pro 8610 e-All-in-One Printer :A7F64A
Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit)

Cannot find the steps to resolve this problem.  I know the cartridge is not damaged because it works in my HP 8600 printer.  Can someone point me to the progressive steps to get this printer working again?   Message: "One or more cartridges appears to be damaged - Remove and replace with new cartridge (which I did but still get the same message - plus existing cartridge works in my 8600 printer).

Thank you - Michael

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@Michaeltbf

 

I have gone through your Post and would like to help

 

I suggest you perform a printer reset and also ensure the printer firmware is up to date

 

- 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.
- 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.
- If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
 

You can refer to this Link: https://support.hp.com/in-en/document/c02919168 for help with the Firmware update

 

Keep me posted how it goes 


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I will give this exact progression a try and report back.  Thank you.

Michaeltbf

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Sir - I followed the steps closely but still  received the same message again.  However during the process I noticed something that may be important.  The message is always about the yellow cartridge.  So I notice that when I take the yellow cartridge in and out that it does not click in the same way as the others and I have to pull it out - it does not spring out.    I have looked to see if I can clear the clicking (locking) mechanism but so far can't see how to do that.   Using a flashlight, the slot for the yellow cartridge looks the same as the other slots.  Although I can't see why, it seems that the lock-in mechanism is not working properly.   I am pretty handy at fixing mechanical things so if you think I should take the printing elements out - I am game.  It this point I don't think I have anything to lose.  Thank you again for your help I appreciate it very much.

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Try using another cartridge in the yellow cartridge slot. This will help us identify it's its an issue with the cartridge or slot

 

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Yes, I had done this multiple times in the beginning, rotating from my 8600 to try to isolate the problem.  And I tried again without success.  All yellow cartridges have the same problem.  I just don't think they lock into to the socket.  I suspect something is wrong with the socket.  Hopefully I can repair this if I can figure out what to look for.  Regards, Michaeltbf

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@Michaeltbf

 

Since all the cartridges are having the same issue, then its a problem with the socket on the printer. Unfortunately those parts are not customer replaceable parts

 

I suggest you contact HP Support for Service Options

 

Click on this link - www.hp.com/contacthp/ and select your Country to get the Contact details for HP Support

 

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Thank you Mr. Toad I sincerely appreciate your help.  But, with all due respect, I think this is incorrect.  Here is why:

When the 8600 series came out I decided to standardize on it, buying two 8600s (one a premium) and one 8610.  Now I am afraid I made a mistake by doing this.  At the same time, I also purchased a NEW replacement Print Head and ink cartridge replacement kit ( - Box labeled CR322A) for the future. 

The problem we have been discussing has been on my 8610.  I have just installed the new Print Head in that machine and now get the message that M,C and K "One or more cartridges appear to be damaged (interesting all but the Y I got on the previous Print Head).  Remove them and replace them with new cartridges."  All cartridges in this new Print Head assembly work fine in my two other 8600s. 

I have run though the start up steps you shared with me earlier in this thread - but still get the same message. 

It seems to me that the problem is not with the socket on the old Print Head - this would be just too coincidental that I get the same indication about the new Print Head (except for all of the other colors except yellow). 

I am eager to fix this problem and since I showed my confidence in HP and standardized on these printers I am also eager to show that my decision was a good one.  

Best wishes,

Michaeltbf 

 

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@Michaeltbf

 

Thanks for keeping me posted. At this point it's best you contact HP Support for Service Options


Click on this link - www.hp.com/contacthp/ and select your Country to get the Contact details for HP Support

 

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