Question about HP PhotoSmart C4385 All-in-One Printer
I have a HP C4385 printer. It doesn't recognise non HP ink cartridges and refuses to print. I'm sure it is possible to get get it to print with a non HP ink cartridge but need help.
Not sure what cartridge type this printer uses, i have officejet which has hp88 type, i get this problem after about 2 cartridges worth. i get a syringe and **** a very small amount of ink out the cartridge replace it and it works.
think this has something to do with air bubbles in cartridge but not sure, try shacke the cartridge for few seconds and put it back in. HP have put some kind of ink flow detector in there systems to avoid damage to the print heads if air bubbles get in the system. Genuine HP cartriges are assebled into a bag type system on hp88 hence no air is present in cartridge, the ink just sucks the bag flat as it uses the ink so i think thats why it reports as it does, its believed no air can be possible to enter the system.
hope that helps or was informative in some way.
Posted on Jul 10, 2009
I have a HP C5380 Printer I have replaced the yellow and xl black and as these are not genuine the printer is not recognising it. Error is cartridge is missing. The non genuine does not have the chip. Is there some way of correcting this error
Posted on Mar 17, 2010
Only the non hp cartridges which have written the compatibility on it can use with the printer. make sure it has the model number written on the non hp cartridge.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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