HP Color Inkjet CP1160

How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?

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Ink Out/ Empty Ink/ Low Ink

Don`t worry; we got the fix for you. To fix this Low Ink error, remove and reinstall the indicated cartridge until it is firmly into the slot. When the cartridge is installed correctly, click OK or Continue to clear the messages and resume the printing process.

If you feel that the ink cartridges run out very quickly every time you replace the ink, it`s possible you are printing high density documents frequently. The ink consumption varies very much on print density.
HP printer won`t recognize new ink cartridge:

Restart the machine and it should now work. If not, you may have to clean the cartridge. Some of HP`s newer model laser printers have a setting that only allows original HP toners to be used in the printer. If this is switched on, it will reject all non-original toners.

You do not need to replace ink cartridges until you are prompted to. In general, low ink levels should not impact print quality. Your printer stops and displays a message when ink levels get too low. However, the printer might still perform a limited amount of printing in `backup mode` at low ink levels.
You`ll know fairly quickly if your printhead is causing you problems. If your PC or the LCD screen on your printer is telling you that your ink cartridges are full but no ink is passing through to the paper, then it`s most likely that you are dealing with a clogged printhead.
Ink cartridges can usually last two or three years if properly packaged and stored. But in a standard case, they will eventually dry out and become useless after this period. However, many major ink cartridge makers don`t put expiration dates on their cartridges.
Ink cartridges can dry out over time. If they are sitting in your machine for an extended period, they will eventually dry up and become unusable. The simplest way to combat this problem is by printing more frequently or running regular cleans and ink tests to ensure the nozzles remain clean.
Verify the ink cartridge(s) is inserted properly. Some cartridges snap in place, and if they are not inserted fully, the printer won`t print anything. If a lever is moved from its original position to allow for installation of ink cartridges, ensure it is returned to its original position.
If you`re using a different brand, then it won`t work. You can`t use Canon ink cartridges to replace HP ink cartridges and vice versa. You also can`t interchange different ink cartridge models, even if they are from the same brand. Thus, you can`t use HP 301 inks in an HP 304 printer even if they`ll fit.
Take a warm damp paper towel or coffee filter and blot the cartridge with the printhead facing down onto the paper towel. This will remove any dried ink on the printhead. Then, hold the cartridge with the printhead facing down against a dry paper towel for 2-3 minutes. A dry paper towel will wick the ink out.
Automatic print head cleaning

The cleaning function is included in the software of almost every printer. Usually, you can find it under the “printer maintenance” section of your printer`s display menu. Automatic print head cleaning usually takes only one or two minutes, so you won`t need to wait for too long.

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Hp 3110 ink system failure
ANSWER : Well I just solved my issue with my hp 3310 displaying the ink error code. I held the OK cancel black and color buttons down at same time. And while holding those down hit the power button when machine shut off I released buttons hit power button on it came on and shut off. Hit power button again and it will reset machine and run a maintainace program. When all is done run a print report. Mine works fine. Good luck.

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HP deskjet 460 Waste ink tank full
ANSWER : I worked fixing printers for 5 years for Verizon and some of the older printers were notorious for the waste receptacle filling and overflowing with ink. My solution was good old warm water. Remove the waste container and scoop out as much as you can with a small screwdriver, wiping the discard on a paper towel, then just run warm water from the faucet into the container till all the residue is removed. This is just water soluble ink folks, if you want to test it, scoop out a glob and dissolve it in warm water, its easy as pie. I never once bought a new ink discard reservoir. I just cleaned out my mobile 460 printer reservoir by the same method. There are no electrical connections its just all plastic.

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HP laser jet 3015 "Upgrade Error Call HP Support"
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Reseting the ink levels for hp c7280,
ANSWER : I held the # and 6 down long enough to start a complete re-set of the printer But the Black ink level still shows as depleted when it is actually still half full.

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HP Photosmart C6180 Ink System Failure
ANSWER : This has been a life saver for us. Thank you very much for your help.

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HP 4101MFP Hard Drive Question
ANSWER : To initialize: turn off – Press start and hold down while turning on, release after all three light light, you should see initialize disk hit check, and allow to boot.

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HP DeskJet 950C Leaking Ink
ANSWER : Thanks for the “loose, white rectangular piece” comment in my 990cse. I found this same white piece of rubber today jamming up the cleaning station carriage assembly and was wondering where it came from!

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HP PSC 2410 clicking noise problem
ANSWER : I have the same issue… I’ve tried everything above… I don’t believe it’s dust as this happens on and off occasionally… I think I may need to make a youtube video of me “fixing” this printer! I’m really frustrated with this thing!! If it doesn’t work soon, I’m gonna by the solution in the form of a hammer!

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