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I mistakenly installed a new cartage into the wrong slot.

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now the printer will not recognize the cartage in the correct slot. Is there a work around??

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Hi @DraftingDude,


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.

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

    Copper contact on the ink cartridge

  4. Place the cartridge to the side with the contact facing upwards.

  5. Wipe the contact inside the printhead with a lint-free cloth.

    Electrical contact in the carriage

  6. Reinsert the cartridge into its color-coded slot, and then press down on it until it snaps into place.

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

  8. Close the door or lid to the cartridge access area.

 If the issue persists, I'd suggest you contact HP in your region regarding the service options for your printer


Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 


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