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Printer goes throught the motions of printing, but what comes out is a clean page - no ink

I recently ran out of black ink.  So I bought a remanufactured ink jet cartridge that is the replacement for the No 94 cartridge.  It says on the cartridge "replacement for  HP-C8765W Black No 94  Not an HP Product".

Does HP block its printers from working unless you use an HP ink cartridge, thus not allowing its customers to buy a remanufactured unit and saving money.  In other words, is this not working because they're forcing me to use their proprietary ink or for some other issue.  I know the printer is connected (USB) and is talking to the computer because when I click print it goes through all the usual motions, except that a blank page comes out.  The color ink cartridge is HP and is full btw.  I need this printer for work, thanks for any tips!

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I had the same issue when I replaced the printer and kept the old cartridges I had just purchased. The OK button I pressed was on the PRINTER not the PC. You dont say the model printer you have. Mine is an all-in-one J6480.

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Some of them do. Try going into the printer properties and disabling bi-directional support. This will not allow the printer to check. HP has set some printers to not function if its disabled, but hopefully yours is not one of them.

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