I am having the same problem as many others with my Dell A10 962 printer. "Right cartridge incorect" but I have come up with a solution. I have a few dozen Hewlett Packard printer, scanner, faxes which have performed flawlessly for years and years so, guess what? I am going to replace my Dell printer with an HP.
Unplug the printer from the wall. Noe remove the power brick from the printer for 60 seconds. This will reset any error message the printer is getting. Plug the printer back in.
Turn on the printer. Open up the printer and take out the black cartridge and reseat it. Do the same for the color cartridge. Now close the printer and it will print an alignment page. Any error messages?
If you still get the error message, then it's possible that the sensor in the Dell Series 5 ink cartridge is bad. If this is a new Dell Series 5 ink cartridge, then take it back to the place of purchase for a replacement or refund.
black = black side(left) color = color side(right)
photo cartridge = black side(left color = color side(right)
Dell Series 5 ink cartridges have a sensor in them that cannot be reset. Article on refilling Dell ink cartridges.
Dell Series 5 ink cartridges can be purchased at Staples, Walmart or Dell's Website.
It's possible to pirchase a Dell Series 5 ink cartridge with a bad sensor. Please take it back to the place of purchase for a replacement.
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