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Cannot see ink levels

Connected to USB port on HP Computer. Ink levels used to display before each print - changed print cartridges, cannot see ink levels anymore. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software and drivers many times - no change. The HP Solution Center shows a button printer toolbox where I could see the levels, but clicking that button does nothing. Does anybody have a solution? Thank you

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  • soultrust60 Sep 24, 2007

    Thanks. From the thousands of things I tried, I finally managed to display the estimated ink levels once again.

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Inkjet printers do not detect ink levels period. An estimate of level is made by the software. It calculates the volume of ink that was dispensed during printing pixel by pixel. If you re-install the software the tally is lost. If you want to convince the software that the cartridges are full then go though the procedure of renewing the cartriges but put the old ones back in. If I were you, I'd completely ignore the displayed levels of ink, its worthless technocrap. Your eyes are the best judge of whether the cartridges need replacing or not when you look at your prints.

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Step 1: Reset the printer

1. Without turning off the printer, disconnect the USB cable from the rear of the printer.

The USB cable connects to the port on the rear of the printer. The port is labeled with the USB icon . If your printer has a network or wireless connection, ignore this step.

2. Remove the ink cartridges from the printer.
3. Wait until a message to insert the ink cartridges displays. If you do not see a message within a few minutes, skip to step 4 to disconnect the power cord.
NOTE: If your printer does not have a control panel, wait until the ink cartridge lights blink. If the ink cartridge lights do not blink within a few minutes, skip to step 4 to disconnect the power cord.
4. Disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer.
5. Wait 60 seconds.
6. Reconnect the power cord. If the printer does not automatically turn on, press the Power button.
7. Reinsert the ink cartridges, and then close any open doors on the printer.
8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
9. If you disconnected the USB cable, reconnect it to the rear of the printer.
10. Try to print.
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Checking the ink levels A message will appear on the front panel display when the ink level for the print cartridge is low. The ink levels can also be checked through the HP Director on the computer.Checking the ink levels on a Windows computer
  1. From the HP Director , click Settings , Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox .
  2. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.
Checking the ink levels on a Macintosh computer
  1. From the HP Director , click Settings , then click Maintain Printer .
  2. If the Select Printer dialog box opens, select the HP PSC, and then click Utilities .
  3. From the list, select Ink Level . The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.

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Method one: Check the ink levels from the idle screen on the color graphics display Look for four icons at the bottom of the color graphics display. The icons represent the ink level remaining in each of the four color ink cartridges: black, yellow, light cyan (blue), and light magenta (pink). A larger and more accurate view of the ink levels can be displayed from the Setup menu. If an ink cartridge containing non-HP ink is being used, a question mark displays instead of the ink drop in the icon for that cartridge. The HP All-in-One cannot detect the amount of ink remaining in ink cartridges that contain non-HP ink. Figure 1: Non-HP ink iconc00841629.jpg NOTE: 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. If a hollow ink drop icon displays, the ink cartridge represented by that color icon has very little ink remaining and will need to be changed soon. You might be able to continue printing for a short period of time with ink remaining in the print head assembly. Replace the ink cartridge when the Replace Soon warning message displays on the color graphics display. Figure 2: Low ink level iconc00841630.jpg When the Empty Ink message appears on the color graphics display, the indicated ink cartridge is out of ink. Replace the indicated ink cartridge. Method two: Check ink levels from the Windows computer The estimated amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges can be checked from the computer. See the on-screen HP Director Help for information on checking the ink levels from the Printer
  1. Open the printer Toolbox. To do so, do one of the following:
    • Open HP Solution Center, click the Settings menu, then point to Print Settings , then click Printer Toolbox .
    • Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor in the tray, then point to your printer model name, and click Display Printer Toolbox .
    The Toolbox opens.
  2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. The estimated ink level gauges display.
Method three: Check ink levels from the Setup menu
  1. Press Setup on the printer control panel.
  2. Scroll down and select Display Ink Gauge . The Ink Gauge status from the Tools menu will only display on the color graphics display.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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I am unable to print on my HP Officejet Pro 8500. i have recently replaced the 940 black cartridge and since then have been unable to print. i notice there are print cartridges in the main body as well...


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  1. Open the printer Toolbox. To do so, do one of the following:
    • Open HP Solution Center, click the Settings menu, then point to Print Settings , then click Printer Toolbox .
    • Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor in the tray, then point to your printer model name, and click Display Printer Toolbox .
    The Toolbox opens.
  2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. The estimated ink level gauges display.
Method three: Check ink levels from the Setup menu
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  2. Scroll down and select Display Ink Gauge . The Ink Gauge status from the Tools menu will only display on the color graphics display.

If the ink level is low and the cartridge is new please contact the dealer from whom you got the cartridge and if it shows that the ink level is good enough please comment so that i can give you another step to perform

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Each ink cartridge has an expiration date to protect the printing system and ensure good ink quality. The cartridge expire date appears on line 53 of the self test report.Printing can continue without replacing the ink cartridge. Follow the instructions that appear on the HP product or on the computer. However, HP recommends replacing the expired ink cartridges. HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of expired ink cartridges. Service or repairs required as a result of using expired ink are not covered under warranty
As the printer operates, it moves ink from the ink cartridges into a printhead reservoir. The printer does not deliver a message when an ink cartridge goes empty, because it still has ink in the reservoir. The printer continues printing until the ink level in the reservoir falls to a first trigger point - then a message appears advising the printer owner to Replace Cartridges Soon . At this point, other cartridges that are empty but have not reached the trigger point are also mentioned in the message, to save trips to the retailer. After the first trigger point, the printer can continue printing until ink levels in the reservoir reach a second trigger point. At the second trigger point there is only enough ink left to perform vital servicing tasks, and a new message appears, saying Ink Cartridges Empty . The options offered depend on the usable inks remaining. If no options are offered, the cartridges indicated must be replaced before printing can continue. Reset the product
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  2. Remove the cartridges from the product.
  3. Wait for the 'Insert Cartridges ' message to display on the control panel.
  4. Disconnect the power cord from the back of the product.
  5. Wait 60 seconds.
  6. Reconnect the power cord. If the product does not automatically turn on, press the Power button .
  7. Reinsert the cartridges, and then close any open doors on the product.
  8. If you receive a prompt to print a calibration page, do so.
  9. Reconnect the USB cable to the rear of the product, and then try printing again.

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  1. From the HP Director , click Settings , Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox .
  2. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab. The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.
Checking the ink levels on a Macintosh computer
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  2. If the Select Printer dialog box opens, select the HP PSC, and then click Utilities .
  3. From the list, select Ink Level . The estimated ink levels appear for the print cartridges.

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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.
  1. Make sure the product is on and connected to the computer.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click All Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click All Programs , click HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
    • Windows 2000: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings .
  4. Point to Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox . Printer Toolbox opens.
  5. Check the ink levels displayed on the Estimated Ink Levels tab.
Figure 2: Estimated ink levelsc00670267.gif

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Disconnect the usb cable from the computer.


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