All cartridges are 75% full; the ink levels show ( on the PC) blue nearly empty with the others nearly full. The printer gives a message " blue ink nearly empty". The test impression only prints the black and the blue. When trying to print an image, it effectively only prints these 2 colours.
Have run the cleaning heads procedures about ten times, without results. Any help ? If nothing can be done, can anyone reccommend a good printer serviceable by myself where i won't run in the same problems ?
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level indicator cannot be manually re-set in the newer HP, Lexmark or Dell integrated ink cartridges, thus making
it not usable. The OEMs all leverage 'fusible links' in the nozzle plate (internal to base of ink
cartridge) which physically blows the resistors as the original ink is consumed...thus
resetting the ink cartridge's ink level monitoring capability is simply not
possible. The ink tracking feature is only available with a brand new ink
However, losing this feature is not necessarily
significant, because the ink level indicator usually has 20%-30% ink remaining
when it shows "low on ink".
Therefore, the warning has limited value, because customers who
prematurely replace their cartridges when they see the "low ink"
message are wasting a lot of residual ink.
on North American ink refill services at a major retailer near you (should you
wish to save ~50% on ink costs), general printing problem resolutions or advanced
HP printer diagnosis procedures (advanced cartridge diagnostic tests/cartridge error
bypass & printer reset methods, etc.), please visit Inkjet411: http://www.inkjet411.com
While there may be ink in the cartidges, your printer is getting a signal from the cartidge that it's near empty. There is no real workaround for this; you just have to replace the cartridge(s). If you use a LOT of ink, you might consider installing a CIS (continuous ink system) now made for most printers. You will save a lot of money over time.
By using refilled cartridges you will always have this problem. Each cartridge has a chip that lets the printer know when it is full or empty. By pressing the ok button you may be able to clear this message. However, most of the time you can still be able to print and ignore the message.
maybe the cartridge is wrong, release it and clean the electrical contacts, put them again one by one, if notting happen, try this
As the printer operates, it moves ink from the ink cartridges into a printhead reservoir. The printer does not deliver a message when an ink cartridge goes empty, because it still has ink in the reservoir. The printer continues printing until the ink level in the reservoir falls to a first trigger point - then a message appears advising the printer owner to Replace Cartridges Soon . At this point, other cartridges that are empty but have not reached the trigger point are also mentioned in the message, to save trips to the retailer. After the first trigger point, the printer can continue printing until ink levels in the reservoir reach a second trigger point. At the second trigger point there is only enough ink left to perform vital servicing tasks, and a new message appears, saying Ink Cartridges Empty . The options offered depend on the usable inks remaining. If no options are offered, the cartridges indicated must be replaced before printing can continue.
The Ink Cartridges Empty options are described in the table below:
Ink colors outOptionPrint mode possible
Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all)
Continue with other colors
Cyan/Magenta/Yellow mode (composite black)
Text and photo quality will differ from those printed when all colors are available
Light Cyan or Light Magenta (either or both)
Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all)
(Black still available)
Print with black ink only
That is normal, the printer "sees" the cartridges by their serial number, so when you pop in a refilled cartridge, the printer thinks you have put in old cartridges and continue to show low ink level. When you pop in a new one, with a new serial code, the ink level will reset, showing that the cartridges are full again. You can try this: 1. Open printer lid so cartridges move to center of carriage.
2. Lift clamp and remove black or color cartridge from the holder.
3. Place cartridge on table with copper contact strip facing you.
4. Carefully place a strip of clear plastic tape over the four contacts on the upper left corner of the cartridge.
5. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position.
6. Open lid and remove cartridge again. Remove tape from left side and
place tape over four contacts at upper right corner of cartridge.
7. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position again.
8. Open lid again, remove cartridge, remove tape.
9. Reinstall cartridge and close lid.
Printer will now recalibrate. Once the process is complete the ink level meter should be reading full again. Doesn't always work, but you can try. Here are links, so you can see: http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp56reset.htm http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp57reset.htm