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HP poffice jet pro 6975

 keeps telling me to remove and reinstall my blak ink cartridge.  The last black ink cart was empty, I have put in 2 different brand new never used black HP ink cart and neither one works.  Printer error message is to remove and reinstall the cartridge. It says that every time I do it!  I've rebooted the printer to no avail. 

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Welcome to HP support community.


Clean the electrical contacts

  1. Open the door to access to the ink cartridges.

  2. Wait until the carriage stops moving before you continue.

  3. Push the tab on the ink cartridge indicated by the error message, and then pull the ink cartridge from its slot.


    Clean the ink cartridges one at a time. Do not leave an ink cartridge outside of the printer for more than 30 minutes.

    Removing an ink cartridge from the carriage

  4. Wipe the copper-colored contact on the ink cartridge with a lint-free cloth.

    Copper-colored ink cartridge contact

  5. Place the ink cartridge to the side, with the contacts facing upwards.

  6. Wipe the contacts inside the printhead with a lint-free cloth.

    The printhead contacts

  7. Insert the ink cartridge into its slot, and then press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.

  8. Repeat these steps for any other ink cartridges indicated in the error message.

  9. Close the front door and ink cartridge access door.

You can refer this HP document for more assistance:- Click here


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