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If it is a factory replacement, make sure the tape is removed from the cartridge. If it is refurbished, it's probably a bad cartridge.

Dell 948... | Answered on Dec 01, 2009


Without further clarification on the type of inkjet and the operating system, i can only give you generic advice.

Start by checking that the outlet is live and that the power chord is secure in the printer. I know this sounds simple, but it is common for one outlet on a power strip to die and the others remain active. So try first plugging the printer directly into the wall.

Next, attempt to start the printer and listen for any hum or indications of electrical activity at all. If there is none...no lights, no movement, no response at all. Then you have a problem with the control board or the power supply in the printer. See if you smell smoke or electrical smells, if you do...unplug the printer immediately. This is pretty much a show stopper, at this point there will be nothing much you can do.

If there is a sign of life, a hum, lights, movement, something...and no smoke electrical smell. then it could be some sort of obstruction. Let me know the Operating system and printer make/model and I'll walk you through some trouble shooting.

Dell 948... | Answered on Nov 12, 2009


In each cartridge is ROM and WORM memory (along with the ASIC). Some of the memory is dedicated to things like cartridge serial number, original capacity, vendor ID. These are stored in ROM. The gas guage is stored in WORM. The Dell printer driver is programmed to only accept cartridges with ID's it likes. There are a number of bits dedicated to the gas guage. As a certain number of dots are fired, another bit is burned. When you run out of bits, you are out of ink. This is all accompished with the printer driver on your PC. The driver associates the unique cartrdige serial number with the number of dots fired. It handles a command interface to the cartridge that tells it when to print or burn a gas guage bit. When I say burn a bit, it really gets burned. The bit is a fuse that gets burned when the correct command is sent to the cartridge by the driver. Once it is burned, it cannot be reset. It's a fuse, not a circuit breaker. Give up trying to reset a "chip" on the cartridge. There isn't one. Just a fairly simple ASIC running the firing and command interface. Once the gas guage bits are burned, refilling the cartridge will not reset them. You will have the driver tell you that you are out of ink

Dell 948... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009


pull the power plug and plug it back in, that will reset it.

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Dell 948... | Answered on Nov 04, 2009


check for firewalls on the computer, try to see if you can ping the printer from the computer

Dell 948... | Answered on Oct 08, 2009


You can see MODE button there press it and change mode like print,copy ,scan,
But you can see button named Print , scan , copy all printer has those button check again you can find it.
Let me know if you need more assistance.
Thanks.

Dell 948... | Answered on Oct 07, 2009


Read on and see if any applies to you.
Check that you removed the protective tape. some cartridges have two of these pieces of tape one over the head and possibly on on the contacts to the printer.

If you recently re-filled or had the cartridge refilled or even bought one of the many cheaper replacement cartridges you should read on

Most modern cartridges have an ink level chip built on to them.
Should the level drop below 25% then most of these chips lock up and will not reset.

Re-filling them will have no effect

If you are lucky you should be able to find either a
chip resetter around on the INTERNET or maybe even local

OR

Even better empty cartridges that
never need to be reset.
The second option is my preference

I realise these are not for your specific printer but there are others listed on both those sites as well.

cheaper cartridge problems have been on the rise recently and that is for ALL makes of printer.
If you try to clean the contacts be VERY careful cleaning contacts and ONLY use isopropynol on a lint free bud or cloth.
Also be very gentle.

I have seen the contacts cleaned and cartridges ruined with other methods of cleaning.
Rubbing too hard can also cause a badly set chip to move making it inoprable.

I dont like full prices replacements either which is why I always provide the links
I usually reccomend that people take back any cartridge that does not work right from the get-go.

I dont know of anyone who has had a problem doing that be it a shop refill or otherwise.

No matter if I paid $1 or $100 for a cartrdige I would still expect it to work

Dell 948... | Answered on Sep 20, 2009


The lamp in your scanner is defunct and the replacement of these varies greatly and may not be a DIY job depending on the amount of work to access the guts of the scanner. You need to contact Dell to obtain the part number for the lamp and perhaps order it through them; check your owner's guide for the 800 number.

Dell 948... | Answered on Sep 09, 2009


you should try re installing the driver

Dell 948... | Answered on Sep 07, 2009


To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.


Hope this help. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Dell 948... | Answered on Sep 02, 2009


To solve the printing problem..


# Hold the cartridge upside down, with the bar-code label facing you and take a damp paper towel.
# Use the towel to wipe the printhead of the cartridge on the bottom (where the ink comes out). Wipe the printhead horizontally in one direction only (left to right).
# Continue doing this until it looks clean.
# Then dab the cartridge on the towel to make sure the ink is flowing.
# Next, look inside the printer and locate the carrier that holds ink cartridges. Caution: Make sure the cartridges are not installed at this point.

1. Look for a shiny piece of metal underneath the contacts at the back of the carrier.
2. Take a damp cotton swab (use water only!) and wipe along the bottom of the shiny metal piece. Note: You may need more than one swab.

# Reinstall the cartridges, making sure you snap them correctly into the printer.


Hope this help. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

Dell 948... | Answered on Aug 28, 2009


I had this problem. It's actually very easy to fix:

- Click Print -> Properties
- Go to "Advanced" tab
- "More options"
- Deselect "Use color cartridge for all black printing"
- Select "Use black cartridge to print black and white"
- Click "Ok"

You should be able to select the "Print in black and white" option now and stop all the frustration!

Anthony

Dell 948... | Answered on Aug 16, 2009


1st try to clean and or align your cartriages. sencond right b4 you print you know right before you press ok go to setting and make sure you choose photo quality and make sure you chose best photo also check that the printer aint printing on high speed search through all the tabs. contact me if you need further help

Dell 948... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009


try putting a sheet of paper on the printer and hit the print button..

Dell 948... | Answered on Aug 11, 2009

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