Photosmart all-in-one HP C4480: printer will not print. Incompatible ink cartridges

My printer has suddenly stopped working, of course, comes "incompatible cartridge". For the next two weeks, I tried everything I know and everything that I could find (even the Forum Support HP's. I received a response from you, but it was a response to a problem that I didn't ask) now I'm in the never never land. This is the third set of cartridges that I have tried. They are all HP cartridges.  My computer is s3700f Slim line, my printer HP Photosmart all-in-one, C4480.     Thank you for any information you can help me on this aggravating problem.         Meiko

Hello Meiko,

Welcome to the HP Forums.

I see that you have a problem with incompatible ink cartridges.

Please click on the link following which treats a 'cartridge problem', "Incompatible cartridge" or "Cartridge missing or corrupted" Message is displayed on the computer or the printer control panel.

If troubleshooting doesn't help not solve your problem, then I would say call the HP Technical Support to see all the other possibilities for you. If you call in North America, the number is 1-800-474-6836 for all other regions: click here.

Thanks for your time.

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