I have two of these 3050A Deskjet printer/copier/scanners. Both are doing exactly the same thing: stating they are printing/copying, but the printer makes no sound, and the "printing" statement remains the same indefinitely. I have refilled the HP ink cartridges one time each. They worked for a long time like this.
I wonder now if this is some sort of printer operating firmware "boobytrap" (in the BIOS perhaps) that detects a tampered cartridge and then disables the operating software at a common point used by both printer and copier functions. Please tell me it's not true, and then a fix would be even better.
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