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Unable to see the ink level

Before i was able to see the cartridges grtting empty

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Onscreen Help
The onscreen Help provides detailed instructions on features of your HP All-in-One
that are not described in this Basics Guide, including features that are only available
using the software you installed with your HP All-in-One.
For more information, see Access the onscreen Help.

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

  • zabrina liang Jan 04, 2009

    To access the ink level gauge, follow these steps.









    1. Press
      Setup
      .




    2. Press
      to select Tools
      , then press
      OK
      .




    3. Select
      Display Ink Gauge
      and press
      OK
      . The ink levels are displayed.


      Figure 1: Ink levels





      • Each
        icon corresponds to the cartridge that is the color of the icon. The
        icons are also in the same order, from left to right, as the cartridges
        in the printer.


      • If an icon is empty, the corresponding cartridge may need to be replaced soon.


      • The
        ink levels in non-HP, refilled, and remanufactured cartridges cannot be
        read by the printer. Instead of an icon, a question mark is displayed
        for these cartridges. HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of
        non-HP ink. Printer
        service or repairs required as a result of printer failure or damage
        attributable to the use of non-HP ink will not be covered under
        warranty.






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