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Have a printer that says There is a problem with printer or ink system.  Does not recognize print head

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Hi @HAB-CKB,

 

I'd like to help with the ink system issue.

 

Try the below suggestions-

 

Reset the product

  • With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
  • Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  • Wait at least 60 seconds.
  • Plug the power cord back into the wall outlet.
  • Reconnect the power cord to the printer.
  • Turn the printer on. HP recommends plugging the printer directly into a wall outlet.

 

Remove and reinsert the ink cartridges

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

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

  3. Push the ink cartridge to remove it, and then push it into its slot until it snaps into place.

    Animation of replacing the ink cartridges

  4. Repeat these steps for the other three ink cartridges.

  5. Close the ink cartridge access door.

If the error message persists, continue to the next step.

 

 Check the carriage for a printhead latch

Open the door to access to the ink cartridges, and then determine if the carriage inside the printer has a printhead latch.

Example of a carriage with a latch on the printhead

Image of carriage with a printhead latch

 

 

Hope this helps! Keep me posted. 

 

And, Welcome to the HP Support Community. 

 

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