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How can I tell if an ink cartridge is empty?

I have an HP 2210 that has worked perfectly. I replaced the black # 56 cartridge. The "align cartridge" message comes up, which is normal. I am sorry to admit that I cannot find where to check for a low or empty color cartridge. I have cleaned the color and black with alcohol and Q tip to no avail. I am now wondering if the color cartridge is empty. Thanks for any help you can give.

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  • laura_hartin Feb 24, 2009

    I HAVE THE HP PSP 2210 PRINTER. I WENT TO PRINTER PROPERTIES BUT THERE IS NO MAINTENANCE AREA TO CHECK HOW MUCH IS IN THE CARTRIDGES. I BOUGHT A NEW #56 BLACK CARTRIDGE AND IT WON'T PRINT EITHER.

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You didn't mention your operating system so I'll assume that it's Windows. If this is not the case please post additional info...

Many times the ink levels can be checked through the print driver properties and/or the maintenance tab within the printer properties.

Open the printer folder + right click on the printer icon + properties. See if there is a maintenance tab, this will contain the alignment and cleaning utilities also.

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