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HP 7660 Printer Ink Levels in Windows 7

I had tried all the tips and tricks, small driver downloads etc from the net, but still could not see my ink levels.
Tried the hold the Power/Cancel buttons trick, still no luck ...
The solution is obvious now :-)
Use the menu on the printer to print a test page, this is different from the one that software will print.
Amongst other things it will give you :
Black & Colour Cartridge Ink Levels.
Black & Colour Test Patterns.
Colour Bars.
Model Nos - Firmware etc.
I spent days looking for this and it was right infront of me.
(It's 5 pushes of the left Menu button to get to it)
Cheers.

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i refill my cartridge hp d1660,how to reset cartridge ink level?


Hum.... D1660 is not easy to reset the ink level.

Whenever you print.... Press cancel buttom first and Press Power button(with holding cancel button) and let go at the same time... should hold about 3 sec.

At least you can get the print out... Little pain in the ****....

If you would like to save money, try refill kit by "ROADINK".
Not only they are easy, but also the printing quality is good.
For your better understanding pls check out my youtube video.
And will see how easy ink refill can be done.

May 04, 2011 | HP D1660 InkJet Printer

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It is showing "can not


Hi Advancesys,

I'm a new user and I don't know how to send you a link to my post from 15 minutes ago, so I am re-posting here.
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I don't know if this will solve your exact "cannot detect" problem, but it solved mine.

Problem: Cannot detect
Like other posters in this forum, I replaced all four of my ink cartridges at the same time when my MFC-490CW said they were all low. After I installed 4 (third-party brand) cartridges, the display said something like "Cannot detect ink cartridge, re-insert slowly" and indicated the cyan cartridge. Like many others, I tried this many times. I tried turning the power off, unplugging the power plug from the wall, different sequences of cartridge insertion, etc. None of this helped.

Solution: Clean the sensor
Much has been written here and in other places on the 'net about the trick of using electrical tape on the ink cartridge in the ink-level sensor window. I remembered seeing a good deal of ink on the outside of the cartridge as I removed it. This leaky ink cartridge had somehow coated either the sensor or it's associated light with blue ink, rendering it unable to detect the presence of a cartridge. I was able to clean the sensors with some Q-tips and isopropyl alcohol (not the optimum technique, but it was effective). Just to be sure, I swabbed the other sensors as I had removed all the cartridges to make room for my fat fingers. All sensors swabbed clean. The cyan was the only one covered in ink. I swabbed the cyan sensors with the alcohol until they were clean (maybe 20 Q-tips all total). I carefully dried the area with the Q-tips and let the alcohol evaporate for a minute then re-installed the ink cartridges...and printed a document. Yay!

As I said, this may not solve your particular "cannot detect" issue, but give it a try. It is a little messy but I'm back in action and hey, tattoos are hip. I just won't tell anyone why they're all the same color of blue and why I tattooed my fingers.


Good luck!

Jan 26, 2011 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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My Brother MFC-490CW will not acknowledge the new cartridge. I keep getting the error "Cannot Detect" "Reinstall Slowly" . I have performed this function no less than 50 times to no avail with multiple cartridges. Any suggestions?


I don't know if this will solve your exact "cannot detect" problem, but it solved mine.

Problem: Cannot detect
Like other posters in this forum, I replaced all four of my ink cartridges at the same time when my MFC-490CW said they were all low. After I installed 4 (third-party brand) cartridges, the display said something like "Cannot detect ink cartridge, re-insert slowly" and indicated the cyan cartridge. Like many others, I tried this many times. I tried turning the power off, unplugging the power plug from the wall, different sequences of cartridge insertion, etc. None of this helped.

Solution: Clean the sensor
Much has been written here and in other places on the 'net about the trick of using electrical tape on the ink cartridge in the ink-level sensor window. I remembered seeing a good deal of ink on the outside of the cartridge as I removed it. This leaky ink cartridge had somehow coated either the sensor or it's associated light with blue ink, rendering it unable to detect the presence of a cartridge. I was able to clean the sensors with some Q-tips and isopropyl alcohol (not the optimum technique, but it was effective). Just to be sure, I swabbed the other sensors as I had removed all the cartridges to make room for my fat fingers. All sensors swabbed clean. The cyan was the only one covered in ink. I swabbed the cyan sensors with the alcohol until they were clean (maybe 20 Q-tips all total). I carefully dried the area with the Q-tips and let the alcohol evaporate for a minute then re-installed the ink cartridges...and printed a document. Yay!

As I said, this may not solve your particular "cannot detect" issue, but give it a try. It is a little messy but I'm back in action and hey, tattoos are hip. I just won't tell anyone why they're all the same color of blue and why I tattooed my fingers.

Sep 30, 2010 | Brother MFC 490cw Color Inkjet...

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ink absorber full


Hi there
If this not do the trick then you need to download off the net IP Tools. And dont forget you will need to clean out the waste ink pads as soon as you get the chance to do so or it will gave you a big mess.

Resetting Ink-Waste Overflow Counter Canon Pixma
1. With the printer plugged in and powered off, press and hold the Resume/Cancel button, then press and hold the Power button. (DO NOT release the buttons. The LED light should be green to indicate that a function is selectable.).
2. While holding the Power button, release the Resume/Cancel button. (DO NOT release the Power button.).
3. While holding the Power button, press the Resume/Cancel button 2 times, and then release both the Power and Resume/Cancel buttons. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.).
4. When the LED light is green, press the Resume/Cancel button 4 times. (Each time the Resume/Cancel button is pressed, the LED lights alternately in orange and green, starting with orange.).
5. Press the Power button. The LED lights in green, and the reset is performed. (When the operation completes, the printer returns to the menu selection mode automatically.).
6. Press the power button to exit service mode.
Note: if you accidentally press the Resume/Cancel button more than 4 times in step 4 then just press the Resume/Cancel button at least 10 times and the printer will be returned to step 4 automatically

All I ask is please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Mar 22, 2010 | Canon PIXMA iP3300 InkJet Photo Printer

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check ink u163 error message


Firstly I suspect you are not using genuine cartridge or you have refilled the cartridge.
To fix this you need to disable the ink checking procedure.

Do you know that low ink or ink has run out message appears once cartridge empty. If you want to use refill ink in that cartridge then you need to deactivate ink level to get your printer run as usual. Check the following tips to fix low ink error message in case of refill ink usage. Below some methods to deactivate ink level detection function for some models due to its similarity.
METHOD I:
Press RESUME/CANCEL button once

Related models:
BJC series: bjc3000,8200,etcS series: s400,600,800,6300,9000etc
i Series: i255,320,350,355,450,470d,550,560,850,950,6100,6500,9100,etc
Pixma series: ip1000,1200,1300,1500,1600,1700,2000,2200,3000,4000,etc
METHOD II:
Hold down RESUME/CANCEL button for 5 seconds or more

Related models:
Latest models of Pixma series: ip1880,1980,3300,3500,4200,4500,5200,6700d,pro9000,9500,ix4000,5000,etc

METHOD III:
Press START button once, select COLOR button for colour cartridge; BLACK button for black cartridge

Applicable models:
Pixma MP150,160,170,180,450,460,475,etc


METHOD IV:
Hold down STOP/RESET button for 5 seconds or more

Applicable models:
Latest models of Pixma MP/MX series: MP145,228,245,520,800,850,970,MX308,318,7600,et

Jun 21, 2009 | Canon MX300 Office All-In-One Printer

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