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Can't remember where to check ink levels on HP 960c. I'm using XP

I've gone to control panel and clicked on the printer, but can't find the levels. I know I've done this before, just can't remember how I did it. tks.

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Send any job for printing. When the box opens go to printer properties tab-maintenance/troubleshooting and check ink levels. Else press the help tab and insert your question as"how to". You are bound to find it...sodeep

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  • deepfix Mar 21, 2009

    Otherwise command the printer to change cartridges. In that box you should be able to view the color levels. Otherwise simply keep using it till any ink becomes low and flashes the warning that ink levels are low....sodeep

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Figure 1: Ink levels on the control panel displayc01362755.gif 1 - Exclamation mark indicates low ink in the color cartridge 2 - Ink level in the black cartridge is OK Method two: Check the ink levels from the computer using the HP ToolboxFollow these steps to check the estimated ink levels using HP Toolbox.
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