I have been ignoring "ink low" warnings for a while, because, as you all know, there is still plenty of ink when you get the "ink low" message. Anyway, I recently got an unusual "ink cartridge malfunction" message (paraphrased---don't know the exact message). So I figured it was probably about time to put in new ink cartridges. Only one was low ( the cayan), so I replaced it. No changes. I ended up chan ging all 4 ink cartridges and no changes, still "ink cartridge malfunction". And nothing I did would clear this error message. I finally unplugged the printer, thinking that it would reset. No. I plugged it back in and turned it on, and there is a solid blue screen, where the "Print/Scan/Fax" options are, with a number: 063CC413 in the middle of the blue field. Anyone out there venture a guess as to how I can clear this blue screen and get back to printing?
I would do as you suggest, except for the fact that the ink carriage (with the 4 ink cartridges) is all the way to the right, and it won't budge. I unplugged the printer and tried to force the carriage free, to no avail. Any suggestions on how to free up the ink carriage and get it to the left of the machine so that I can remove the 4 print cartridges?
As I understand you have tried to check and found that the cartridge is stuck on the right side, this definitely looks like a hardware issue. I would suggest you try to move the carriage manually and check if that helps. If the issue persists, I would personally suggest this could be a printer hardware. I would recommend you contact our HP phone support for available service related options. If your product is out of warranty, please don't forget to choose the paid options to get the tech support number.
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