Posted 20 April 2010 - 12:06 AM
Hi and welcome to bleeping computer.
I looked through the various pics you posted.
I am curious where the printer cartridges came from. Did they come with the 3 in 1 printer, are they HP brand cartridges or are they generic ones?
If they came new with the printer, did you remember to remove the plastic protective coating off of the cartridges before installing them?
I realize you said you tried 10 times to remove and install them and I'm sure you made sure the black cartridge is properly seated against the contacts, so what we may be looking at here is a defective cartridge. It does happen from time to time.
I would bring the cartridge back for a replacement where you bought it.
If it fails with a different cartridge, then there is a problem with the printer.
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