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Hp deskjet f380

I recently had my ink cartridges fill and when i put them back in the printer it still thinks they are empty and has the error sign next to the ink level on the printer and wont print. It will not give me an ink level estimate and i really want to take a sledgehammer to the printer now I have tried re installing the printer and cleanin the catridge pick ups but nothing has worked please help

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  • sabrina_kell Oct 25, 2008

    I \just had my ink cartridges refiled, although i think they did it wrong as the colour normally goes in the right slot and the black to the left but they have been refilled the other way around. The ink light is saying the ink cartridges are empty! Does anyone know how to fix this please? :)

  • jtelesco Oct 31, 2008

    my f380 is not printing right away because vista is saying it is low/out of ink, but its not. it finally will print but no signs or low ink.



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Hii hodgsonbat,
u ink cartridge ids faulty that why cannot detected....
for solution,you need to bought new cartridge...

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