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Printer Not Recognizing Compatible Cartridges

HP Printers have been the choice of many users for long because of its compatibility and high-quality prints. These printers have been widely used for fulfilling the printing needs of small as well as big institutions. Yet, at times, theses printers start to display errors such as HP Printer printing blank pages, Printer not recognizing compatible cartridges, and more.

These are some of the common issues faced by the users of HP Printer, so you are not alone. You might experience that your printer is not recognizing cartridges and this happens while you try to change or replace the empty cartridges with the filled ones. Sometimes this happens because the internet memory of your printer needs to be reset and you haven’t done it from quite long. Another reason could be the absence of protective strips or you might have enabled the cartridge protection. So without further ado, let’s get this issue fixed.

How to make generic ink cartridges work on an HP Printer?

In order to make the generic ink cartridges work right on your HP Printer, you need to follow a certain set of instructions. Only then, your printer will be able to recognize cartridges. If not, HP Assistant can also be used to resolve the issues.

  1. If you have installed a new cartridge, then replace it with the older one so that it can recognize it again.
  2. Again, remove the older one with the new one. This might help. If not, proceed further.
  3. Try to remove the new cartridge and install it again by making sure that you are placing it correctly in the slot.
  4. You can also try to restart your printer and install the cartridges again.
  5. After performing all the hacks, check if the problem still persists. If so, use the HP Printer Assistant and look for a well-suited solution.

How to get HP Printer to recognize refilled cartridge?

Sometimes, HP’s new printer setting locks cartridges to another printer and that is the main reason why HP Printer does not recognize the generic cartridges. Another major reason behind this could be the settings that do not allow the cartridges other than the original ones to be recognized by the printer. To disable this setting, you need to navigate to the “Security” section which is available on the menu of the printer. This option is enabled by default from the manufacturers itself so as to maintain the integrity of the printers.

Last but not least; the “supply memory error” could also be the reason behind HP Printer not recognizing the generic cartridges. Because of this error, the metals that contact the cartridge could not establish a connection giving way to the occurrence of many other HP Printer errors. If you are unable to fix these issues on your own, you can always seek help from the trained professionals or use HP Scan Doctor.

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