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printhead problem

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Product Name: hp photosmart plus b209a-m

Hi Guys  I have recently replaced the ink cartriges and the black was not reading / printing so i cleaned the prinhead like I have done in the past, however this time it is reading "remove all cartridges  then lift gray latch and remove Printhead. Then reinstall printhead and cartridges"  I have done this several times.  Also I have followed instructions on unplugging and re plugging and still the message is there.  Now what do I do.??? I cannot afford another printer. 
THanks again


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Re: printhead problem

Greetings @ blkelly,


Welcome to HP Forums and Thanks for the post. 


I understand that you are getting a printhead problem error on your printer. 

Don't worry, I will be glad to help. 

Kudos to you for trying to troubleshoot the issue on your own.


Please try the steps suggested in this HP Article

Re-seat the cartridges and the printhead. 

Perform a hard reset on the printer. 

Try a new printhead. 

If the issue persists, please contact our phone support for any upgrade or service options available. 


Please follow the procedure mentioned below to contact our phone support. 

  • Open link:
  • Enter Product number or select to auto detect
  • Scroll down to "Still need help? Complete the form to select your contact options"
  • Scroll down and click on HP contact options - click on Get phone number.

Let me know if this helped. 


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