Question about HP Photosmart C4280 Aio Printer
You can refill cartridges, but to be honest with you, I wouldn't REALLY recommend doing it yourself. :D It CAN be messy.
I used to work at Office Max, and if you are going to go the refill route, I would go to somewhere that offers refilling.
In my own personal opinion, I wouldn't refill cartridges in general because they can fail, which in turn can be a waste. I know people will disagree with me, because everyone's experience is different. :-D But while at Office Max, I noticed a significant number of cartridges coming back that had been refilled. Another reason why I don't recommend refilling: the print heads that are built into a vast majority of HP print cartridges(this is the brass colored metal piece that contacts the paper) really only have the lifespan not much longer than the actual cartridge itself. A bad print head can result in a couple of things: annoying lines in your print jobs, wide spaces of no color, or even not being able to print at all. HPs are typically more affordable than a lot of other manufacturers, and sometimes the hassle is just not worth it. Also, I didn't really pay attention to which model you have, but if you purchased your product within the last year, you could possibly void your warranty by not using an "authorized" HP ink cartridge. If its older than the manufacturer's warranty... it won't matter. :-D
Sorry this is long and drawn out!!
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
Yes they are refillable. All you need to do is buy some refilling kit and an ink bottle that is compatible with your printer.
Posted on Dec 18, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I have a Canon MX310 and was having this ink refill problem as well. Got the error code telling me to inspect my ink. The solution I discovered was to press and hold the stop/reset button for 5 seconds. It worked.
Posted on Aug 05, 2008
SOURCE: Refilled my Dell Ink Cartridge
It's never going to recognize a product that is not original even if it's refilled in the Dell cartridge. That's happened to me--you get used to it. Dell just wants you to get it from THEM and not from any where else. I have a 922 All-in-One....It's been good for the past 3 years.
Posted on Aug 23, 2008
please note that I am not an expert, in this field just an attorney and that is why I am putting my full disclaimer right here at the top---That i am not an expert but only speaking from experience.
Earlier this morning, I just pulled the cartridges to check the Lexmark print (X6570) cartridge numbers (41&42). When I typed these numbers in on inksell.com to retrieve the price and other information for these cartridges, they did not have any refill kits or anything of that nature for these specific cartridges.
To answer your question about why the printer is not detecting that your cartridge is full is probably because the cartridge has a chip in it that essentially disables it once the original manufacturer ink is empty. tHEY [Lexmark & Dell] do not want outside competition In other words, the printer manufacturers make the bulk of the money on selling new cartridges (for a fortune) . To make matters worse, they always seem to be half empty even though they are ‘brand-new’ ink cartridges The bottom line is that the faster you can go through a printer cartridge, they can sell many more of the cartridges that they are charging us a fortune for.
Needless to say, I am just going to go and get me another HP printer. My advice would be to check to see if ink-refill kits (see sites like inksell.com) are available for any future printers that u purchase.
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
if you are using a refilled catridge you would not get ink levels right.
if you want right ink level use genuine ink catridges.
you can try taking out the catridges turning off the printer and turning it back on and then reinstalling the catridges.it might not help so if possible buy hp ink catridges.
Posted on Aug 28, 2009
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