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HP Deskjet F4280 Ink Level

How to reset ink Level Indicator after refilling on HP Deskjet F4280 printer.

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  • andrew_06 Feb 06, 2009

    after printing 10 pages, ink level is 75%!!!! why? Hp said it can print up to 200 pages right!!! i only printed 10 documents!!! wtf is going on!!1



  • Anonymous Apr 05, 2009

    Why is my ink printing nothing but red ink when I have 100% black ink and the document im printing is in black ????? I have a HP Deskjet F4280 and its brand new! 

  • Anonymous May 15, 2009

    How do I reset the ink levels on a HP Photosmart 4400 that uses ink # 74 & 75?

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Hi,
when you refill the cardtridge, you can not reset the ink level... because refilling doesn't show the ink levels.. you no need to worry. if ink is there in the carttridge it will print...
Shouldn't worry about it. They are only a rough guide. The only time to worry about it is when the printer stops working and it has told you it's run out of ink! Thank you.......

Posted on Jan 29, 2009

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I work in the office supply business and our customers have had nothing but problems with the HP 4xxx series of printers and most of the newer (post-2008), all-in-ones, especially those using the 60 and 901 series of cartridges. The problems can begin once the original cartridges are removed for the first time, though it usually takes 2 or 3 cartridge changes. It does not seem to matter whether the replacements are HP new or refills, either. The specific problems seem to vary between specific models and lots, but the problems either involve "error messages" relating to the ink cartridges or cartridges that are known to be full of ink printing poorly or not at all.
The solution is simple: DO NOT buy these printers. They don't last and are pretty much total junk! Generally HP makes excellent printers, but for some reason this line is an exception and should be avoided at all costs.
If you are unfortunate enough to have already purchchased one of these printers, keep using it until the above problems begin and when this happens cut your losses and buy a printer from a different manufacturer. There is NO WAY to fix these problems! Both Canan and Epson make excellent all-in-ones that will last and last.....

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

  • Inkmaster Sep 17, 2010

    As an inkjet refilling specialist, I must disagree. In the last year and a half, I have filled close to 2000 of the 60/901 series cartridges, and thrown out MAYBE 350 of them. Granted, the 4xxx series are somewhat prone to system errors, but they (HP)are BY FAR the most cost effective setups on the market. Canon and epson use (mostly) internal printhead systems that are next to impossibe to clear if they plug up. As well, any Canon cartridge that has its own printhead built in will only take 2 refills, then they wont hold their ink anymore. You are then forced to buy new every third time.

    HP sells more printers than all of the other major manufacturers COMBINED for a few key reasons....
    1)They will take more refills than any other products on the market. Thus, since most refillers charge approx. 1/2 the cost of new, you can save a lot more money! THAT is a product I don't mind buying!
    2)They hold their ink better than other cartridges.
    3)HP has the best ink to page ratio. (Least amount of ink, most amount of pages)

    So, don't be discouraged by HP, 'cause, at the end of the day, Canon, Epson, Lexmark, Dell, and Brother WILL cost you more to run.....

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I'd refilled my f4280 2 times but on my 2nd time, i experienced an error on the screen of my f4280 printer, i returned that unit on my supplier but the hp service center void the warranty of my unit, i bought a brand new cartridges both black and colored and replaced the old cartridges,, my new problem is my unit didn't detect the colored ther's an error on the screen indicates that my new colored is not accessible, i'd try to replace another new colored but still the same problem(still error), the black cartridges is already detected.. ps help me

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Just like Naguu said refill but never let the light level go all the way down. The info I have found is that you may have to cycle through 3 different print cartridges since the printer (not the cartriges) keeps the levels of the last 3 cartriges. I have not varified this yet.

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Have a HP F 4280 printer.Brand new.Tabs are off ink carts so they should print.The colur one prints but no black ink will print.Says ink levels 100%.What would be problem

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When you get an HP integrated ink cartridge refilled (i.e. HP 60, 61, 74, 75, 901, 92-98....currently offered at Costco or Frys today) or if you buy a remanufactured/compatible HP ink cartridge, the ink levels cannot be reset (HP has a smart chip embedded within the nozzle plate at base of ink cartridge which counts the drops and then registers as empty).....so you'll just need to live with it and ignore the 'ink low', 'non-genuine', 'counterfeit' messages and similar while you are using these types of aftermarket supplies. The first video below provides an overview of the 'low ink' phenomena.

If the new (or refilled/reman/compatible) HP 60 (or 60XL) ink cartridge refuses to complete the printer alignment following cartridge installation, then the ink cartridge either has a connectivity issue with the flexible printed circuit cable (inside unit where cartridge mates with cable), rear cartridge contacts or cable contacts are dirty with ink residue, or the cartridge is suffering from marginal internal electrical performance.

These types of severe cartridge errors (i.e. "refer to documentation" / "incompatible cartridges", "print cartridge(s) problem", etc.) typically indicates the internal micro-electronics of the HP #74/75 cartridge are damaged. The cartridge's electrical wire runs at rear and lower side of the ink cartridge, are very delicate and are somewhat susceptible to ink attack over time, which can lead to premature failures. In addition, the older the cartridge the higher the chance of an internal electrical failure. I suggest you first run a 'Tap 41' diagnostic test to check cartridges electrical health (this is a forced test); you may also bypass the error (temporarily) on most models which use HP 74/75 cartridges. Refer to Inkjet411 youtube videos below:

HP 74, 75, 74XL, 75XL Cartridges - Solving Errors & Warnings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ISTGyScWU

HP Photosmart C4200-C4500 and C5200-C5500a Printers - Diagnostic Tap 41 Test: (verifies electrical health of ink cartridges): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fE-IM4AVMc

HP Photosmart 4200-4500 5200-5500 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDxRkAGOJaI

HP Officejet J5700/J6400 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3_D90SSq4


Ink Refilling & Cartridge Care Tips - Everything you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnXoDIblpdU

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People who are suffering from the error message... try to use tissue to clean the cartriges heads..... the small round- like holes,,,, clean it well,,, and if u could use a little bit wet tissue.

hope it works

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