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HP 970Cse Printer Ink Supply

Using an I Mac with OSX and trying to - after going to printer utility - determine cartridge ink supply. But it doesn't give me that option.

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The 970 Cse has its own program to check ink levels. You don't need to go into the OSX to get that data. Scotto

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Officejet pro l7780 not printing

OfficeJet 7880 Not Printing

A little more information would have been helpful in troubleshooting this problem. Did the printer ever work correctly? Did it just start printing yellow lines one day? Has it been out of use for a long time or, did you buy it in this condition. Also, is your computer a Windows PC or a Mac and which version of the OS are you using?

If you don\'t have the manual, you need to download one. I saw a link in a previous post or you can go to The manual is crap as far as troubleshooting but it has all the part numbers of ink cartridges and printheads.

From the skimpy info you have supplied, I am going to assume there is something wrong in the ink supply system.

1. First you need to print a test page to find out if anything other than yellow can get to the paper. Find the HP Printer Utility. Again, not knowing what computer and OS you are using, I can\'t give you any explicit info. On Windows you might find something in Control Panels>Printer or under Programs you might find the HP Printer Utility. On a Mac maybe System Preferences>Printers or Go>Applications>HP Control Center.

2. If it only prints yellow boxes, or yellow boxes with streaks, you can run the Clean Printheads utility and reprint the test page. If you get more yellow or other colors start to show up, this indicates there\'s something wrong in the whole ink supply chain.

The HP 7xxx printers use the CYMK color system and have separate ink cartridges for each color: cyan, yellow, magenta, and black(K). In addition, the printheads are separate from the ink cartridges: yellow/black printhead and cyan/magenta printhead.

3. The problem could be in the ink cartridges or the printheads, or both. If the printer has been sitting for a long time, the ink will gel and clog up the whole system. Check the ink cartridges first. Are all four of them installed? Are they HP brand? Take them out one at a time, shake them and the reinstall them. Print another test page. Did anything change?

4. If more colors are printing, even with streaks, you should probably replace all the cartridges with GENUINE HP cartridges that are not expired. This could cost you $50-$60 on an eBay purchase but if you buy non-HP, or expired cartridges, you will not be a happy camper, long term. If you want to do this on the cheap, buy a black cartridge and see if you can at least start printing text. If you\'re making progress, you can buy the color cartridges later.

5. If replacing the cartridges fixed the problem, you\'re home relatively "free". If you have to replace either or both of the printheads, this can be expensive. They can run from $50-$100 each, so you\'ll have to make a decision on how much you want to spend on a printer that sold for $175 at Costco 6-7 years ago. Don\'t get me wrong, this is one of HP\'s better print engines but you will have to make an economic decision based on how much it\'s going to cost to bring this printer back to life. You can probably pick up a used 7xxx printer on Craigslist for $50-$75.

Hope this helps.

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How do i remove cartridges before it is expended in epson tx 121

Replacing an Ink Cartridge Before It Is Expended Using your computer for Windows Using your computer for Mac OS X For best results, use up ink cartridge within six months of opening the package. To replace an ink cartridge before the fon3_72.gif ink light turns on or the status monitor notifies you that the cartridge is expended, follow the instructions in this section. You can replace an ink cartridge using your computer. mark_no.gifNote: Do not open the ink cartridge package until you are ready to install it in the printer. The cartridge is vacuum packed to maintain its reliability. Using your computer for Windows You can view on-screen instructions for replacing an ink cartridge using the printer maintenance utilities. If you need to replace an ink cartridge before it is expended, click the button on the Maintenance tab. cc3440180u.gif For more information on using the printer utilities, see the online help. mark_no.gifNote: If there is a communication problem between the printer and your computer, on-screen instructions for replacing the ink cartridge do not appear. In that case, check all connections and make sure all devices are on. Toplink_top.gif Using your computer for Mac OS X If you need to replace an ink cartridge before it is low or expended, access the Epson Printer Utility 4 dialog box. Accessing the printer driver for Mac OS X cc1895080u.gif For more information on using the printer utilities, see the online help.

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Check ink levels

Hi,To check the ink level go to the printer properties in control panel. When you give any print job the the task bar icon of printer shows the ink levels.

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Yellow ink doesn't print from the cartridge.

Try to change ink jet cartridge with a new one from hp and then blow off the contacts with compressed air. Make sure the tape is removed from the nozzles of the ink jet cartridge before installation.

Good luck on this repair.

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I just installed a new CL41 Color ink cartridge into my Canon Pixma mp210, and it does not recognize it. It keeps saying the printer is empty, or displaying Error Code E5. ANother thing is when I go to see...

maybe it have the ink level chip which can be resetted by removing the cartridge and oning and offing the printer for 5 times within 10 minutes coz it saves data of a cartridge upto 5 use before only.. and 6th time insert it.

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Printer has shown error 10.00.00 Supply Memory Error

Please make sure to ask a specific question.

The 10.00.00 Supply Memory Error is given when the printer can not read the information on your ink cartridges. This can be common when using non-genuine ink cartridges (non-HP).

Remove and reinsert your ink cartridges. If that doesn't work, try pressing the green button to accept the error and continue.

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Not printing

Forgive me for asking this, but roughly speaking about 80 to 95% of problems involving ink or toner are resolved by the following:
Are you using a factory new ink cartridge supplied by the manufacturer of the printer?
If you are using a refilled or third party cartridge that may well be your problem. Most manufacturers build logic into their products to prevent the use of “Other Equipment Manufactured” cartridges as well as re-filled cartridges.
They do this to prevent problems from contaminated inks causing problems with print quality or damaging the physical printhead.
If you are using the manufacturer’s new ink cartridges, then please contact their technical support group. Factory new cartridges usually have warranties on them.

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Epson Stylus PHOTO 1400 ink-out light out-of-sink with ink level

If you're using compatible ink cartridges, then the driver may have updated itself over the web and made the chips you're using in the fake cartridges become devoid. I'd suggest trying original cartridges, or getting a CIS with an original cartridge piggybacking the ink tanks.

If you're using original carts (and fake ones exist that LOOK like originals) I'd call Epson.


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Normally when you install the print software you install HP Director or solution centre software that has a estimated ink staus monitor..from user manual

Check the estimated ink levels You can easily check the ink supply level to determine how soon you might need to replace a print cartridge. The ink supply level shows an estimate of the amount of ink remaining in the print cartridges. Tip You can also print a self-test report to see if your print cartridges might need to be replaced. For more information, see Print a self-test report. To check the ink levels from the HP Director (Windows) 1. In the HP Director (or HP Solution Center), click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox. Note You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and then click Service this device. 2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. The estimated ink levels for the print cartridges appear. To check the ink levels from the HP Image Zone software (Mac) 1. In the HP Director (OS 9) or HP Image Zone (OS X), choose Settings, and then choose Maintain Printer. 2. If the Select Printer dialog box appears, select your HP All-in-One, and then click Utilities. 3. From the pop-up menu, choose Ink Level. The estimated ink levels for the print cartridges appear.

Print a self-test report If you are experiencing problems with printing, print a self-test report before you replace the print cartridges. This report provides useful information on several aspects of your device, including your print cartridges.
Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.

Press and hold the Cancel / Resume button and then press the Start Copy Color button
The HP All-in-One prints a self-test report, which might indicate the source of the printing problem.

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