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  • bwillhight Mar 21, 2009

    None of the solutions above work with my PC and MS Vista Premium OS.

    After spending way too much time at HP's website, I checked into the drivera for using the deskjet 5150 with Vista.

    HP said the driver will a (bit of paraphrasing here) "will allow the printer to work, but as HP is no longer supporting this printer, certain features may be lost".

    I am thinking the checking of the ink levels from the PC must be one of these "lost features".


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Introduction This describes how to check the estimated ink level in the cartridge. NOTE: Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When an indicator shows low ink levels, keep a replacement ink cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. Ink cartridges do not need to be replaced until print quality becomes unacceptable. Checking ink levels Perform the following steps to check the estimated ink levels: NOTE: If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured print cartridge, or a cartridge that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator will be inaccurate or unavailable.

  1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
    • Click Start and select HP Solution Center . Select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
    • In your printing application, click File , click Print , and click Properties . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
  2. The Printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining (see the note at the start of this section). Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink. Figure 1: Estimated ink levels
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    hope this helps,i will appreciate a fixyaa rating thaks and Godbless

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  1. In windows click on control panel
  2. then click on the printer option that should be displayed.
  3. From the properties menu you will then be able to view how much ink is left in a graphical format. Should that not work then there are ways to monitor your ink levels through merely analyzing the quality of print-outs.
  4. When you notice that print-outs are getting lighter or streaky then it is time to replace your printer cartridge.

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If you want to check through cartrage, it is not possible to check the ink level.
or you want to check cartrage ink level in computer follow the instruction under this line.


If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured print cartridge, or a cartridge that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator will be inaccurate or unavailable.

  1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
    • Click Start and select HP Solution Center . Select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
    • In your printing application, click File , click Print , and click Properties . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
  2. The Printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining (see the note at the start of this section). Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink.
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  1. Click Start and click Control Panel .
  2. Double-click the Printer and Faxes folder.
  3. Right-click the icon for the product and click Preferences .
  4. Click the Services tab, and then click Service this Device .
  5. The printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

  • A ALRAHBI Oct 22, 2010

    Honestly, I didn't find any of the solutions above very much helpful though some of the steps did help me find the solution. These are the steps if you couldn't find where to check the ink level from the instructions above:
    1. Right-click on the printer
    2. Select "Printing Preferences"
    3. Go to "Features" tab
    4. At the bottom, click on "Printer Services"
    5. Select "Check ink level" tab and you will see a graphical representation of the ink level on your printer.

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  2. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.
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    • Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor in the tray, then point to your printer model name, and click Display Printer Toolbox .
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  2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. The estimated ink level gauges display.
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  2. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.
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  2. Open HP Solution Center .
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    • Windows 2000: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
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