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HP Deskjet F4435 printer will not detect new HP black ink

Hello. I recently bought a HP brand (HP 60) for my HP deskjet F4435 printer. I took the empty black ink cartridge out and put the new ink cartridge in. I closed the printer door and it still says i need a new black ink cartridge. So i put my other hp (also new) black ink cartridge in the printer and it also wasnt detected. I then put one of my older empty ink cartridge back in and it too showed i needed to put in a new black ink cartridge.

I cleaned the printer with compressed air. I used a cloth to clean the connector thingys. I retest the printer to factory settings. I tried to update the driver but it said i was up to date. Also, my color ink cartridge is detected.

Any tips or advice?

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Don't spend too much on this.

In reply to: HP Deskjet F4435 printer will not detect new HP black ink

If the printer is 2 or more years old this is one of the common failures.

But look at the date code of the cartridge and the date you have on the PC connected to said printer to be sure that is set proper. A few printers (I did not research the f4435) will reject old carts like this.

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Printer issues

In reply to: Don't spend too much on this.

Yeah Bob, pretty common on HP stuff, sometimes a software reload will solve the issue and depending upon OS can be a compatibility issue. It was really common at the Win Vista transition, many times I saw this.The other thing I have seen (not too common) bad cartridges off of the shelf, especially the generic refills, it can become an exercise in frustration for sure.

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