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If the printer has been printing continuously for a long time, the Print Head Holder may not move to the center since the Print Head may overheat. Opening the Top Cover while printing moves the Print Head Holder to the right. Close the Top Cover, and reopen it after printing finishes.
The print head holder will not move unless the power is on. If the ON lamp is not lit, close the print head cover and turn the printer on. While the ON lamp is flashing, the machine is initializing. Wait until the ON lamp stops flashing and remains lit, and then open the print head cover again.
Check if the POWER lamp is lit green. The FINE Cartridge Holder will not move unless the power is on. If the POWER lamp is off, close the Front Cover and turn the printer on. While the POWER lamp is flashing green, the printer is initializing.
The quick answer is: Yes, you can (if you own a printer model that allows it) — but you shouldn`t keep printing with an empty cartridge for too long. Why? Because running on an empty cartridge for too long can cause your printhead to overheat resulting in irreversible printer damage.
A series of Canon printers allows users to continue printing on a single button press. User can hold down Stop/Reset/Resume for five seconds and then release it. By doing so, you can continue printing regardless of the low or empty cartridge estimate.
1. There isn`t a universal name, and different printers have different configurations. Some have the cartidges in a fixed location, some plug into the print head. If they plug into the print head, the moving piece that holds the cartridges and print head is sometimes called a carriage.

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Expired Ink Cartridges – Any way to move paper with old cartridges?
ANSWER : You could try disconnecting the printer from the computer. Then change the date on the panel to prior to the expiration date. That should fool it.

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Photosmart 7760 print cartridge cradle is stuck
ANSWER : I took out my cartridges, and hit okay. I let it slide back and forth a few times, the. It told me to reinsert them. I did and it worked fine

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After thr carriage stop moving the ramp will not lower to load or unload the ink cartridge.
ANSWER : Could be ink buildup jamming it. Try squirting Window cleaner around the ramp. That will dissolve the ink.

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Epson, sudden cannot recognise cartridges error
ANSWER : Hi, I have exactly the same problem than you, I’ve been trying to solve it since 6 months. I have an Artisan PX730 WD, and the genuine cartridge can’t be recognized all together. And status monitor indicates same thing than you.

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HP Laserjet printer page counter backward move
ANSWER : On all HP laserjet printers if you power them off the page count will decrease back to the nearest 10. For example, if the page reading is 123,799 and you power it off, the page count will go back to 123,790.

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Waste Toner Cartridge is empty but printer is still telling me to replace it
ANSWER : All of the ones I’ve seen are optical. Light shines through a transparent section of the waste box onto a photocell. If toner builds up past that area, it gives a warning to replace it. Possibly toner dust has gotten on the photocell.

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Chatter from toner cartridges before printing
ANSWER : The video may have the answer you want

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Error message reads remove and check right cartridge
ANSWER : You can try cleaning the contacts on the back of the cartridge and the ones that they contact in the printer. Other than that, you have to replace the cartridge. I once had one that did the same thing. I swapped the cartridge with another printer of the same model and both printers worked fine. I swapped them back and the original printer got the same error. The other printer had no problem with either cartridge. I swapped them back and left them that way.

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