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Hp 4400 series ink refill

Looking for correct hole to fill for black

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try also resetting the ink levels once ink is flowing out holes. If ink is not blotting from cartridge onto unscented wipe, you may need more ink to let ink get to bottom, to force air bubble out. Half filled ink will create bubbles. Try blowing into ink refil hole also. When ink is free flowing out printer end, you know it is ready to go, and reset cartridges on printer too (ink levels) cheers lilacgerry

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Just refilled the ink cartridges on my HP

If you do a lot of printing you may wish to look at an option such as this

You can't get the in in the wrong section of the cart (which I suspect has happened).

Please note the link is for information only and I neither know nor have used the seller listed. A google search may well provided a list of sellers for you to choose from.

I have used a continuous ink supply on my Epson (have you noticed they appear less on here for problems?) for 3 1/2 years now and my printing costs are minimal compred to useing either after market refills or refilling myself.

Posted on Sep 07, 2009

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SOURCE: I have hp 4288 printer. Refilled cartridge does not work

i have hp 4288 all in one i used cartige (colour) .It do not work i gave it moister from mouth it works .but after some time by using new cartige also it do not work some says it is the problem of priter haed what should i hav to do

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SOURCE: Just installed refilled black ink cartridge on hp

By using refilled cartridges you will always have this problem. Each cartridge has a chip that lets the printer know when it is full or empty. By pressing the ok button you may be able to clear this message. However, most of the time you can still be able to print and ignore the message.

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How to refill hp photosmart C4280 psc all in one ink cartridges?


check here for color one

for black

and for black XL

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Oct 03, 2010 | Computers & Internet


How to Refill Hewlett Packard, HP Cartridges

Works With 21,22,27,28,56,57,58,74,75,60b,60c,92,93,94,95,96,97,98,99,100,901b,901c
To refill a HP Cartridge the cartridge must be directly from the printer, not one that has been out for two weeks or more as it might not work.
Full Printable instructions with pictures are Downloadable from here for free.
  1. To Start simply remove the label from the top of the cartridge.There a five holes on the top of the cartridge (see image in download)
  2. Using your 10ml syringe and 19 gauge tip inject the correct colour into the correct hole.
  3. When the ink is visible in the top, withdraw approx .25ml of ink out to ensure you have not over-saturated the sponge.
  4. Repeat for each colour, For black cartridges simply fill it from the top hole.
  5. let it sit for 5 Mins to ensure there are no leaks and replace in the printer.
This method will save you plenty of money and if done correctly the cartridge can last 10 plus refills.
Happy Printing

on Jun 03, 2011 | Office Equipment & Supplies


How to Refill the Epson R340's Ink Cartridge

<span>Instructional steps<br /></span> Things You'll Need: <ul> <li> <span>Syringes</span> </li> <li> <span>Refill ink</span> </li> <li> <span>1/16 inch thumb screw</span> </li> <li> <span>Paper towels</span> </li></ul> <ol> <li> Place the cartridge on a flat surface over some paper towels to soak up any spilled ink.<br /></li> <li>Drill a hole directly above the "H" in the word "Push" on the top label.<br /> </li> <li> Drill a hole above the the first hole so air can escape while you are filling the cartridge.<br /> </li> <li> Fill a syringe with the correct color and amount of refill ink. The black cartridge holds 25 ml of ink. Color cartridges hold 10 ml of ink.<br /> </li> <li> Insert the needle of the syringe into the first drilled hole. Slowly inject the ink into the cartridge.<br /> </li> <li> Replace the cartridge into the Epson R340. Allow it to rest for 24 hours so the ink can absorb into the sponge inside the cartridge.please rate this post by saying how helpful it is to you<br /></li></ol><span><br /><br /><a href=""><br /></a></span>

on Oct 30, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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I love to give the answer for your question but we don't know which printer model you are talking ?
Following the the common procedure for refilling the Ink Cartridge

There are 2 distinct method
1) Black has a bladder
2) Color contains sponges - we need 3 sirenges with needle
to fill the Color cartridge with sponges - simply punch


1. If you see the Cartridge turn it round and locate the filler holes by removing the plastic top cover of the cartridge.
You may need to pry plastic top or hole cover off using a thin metal blade.
please make sure that you do not damage the sensors on the back of the cartridge whilst doing this.

2. Using the picture(on the cartridge which shows you the 3 differed colored spots), fill syringe with the corresponding color ink.

3. Insert the syringe into the correct hole of the color being filled and push all the way down.
Notes : You will feel resistance as there is a sponge inside.

So Slowly inject approximately 8ml of ink until you can just see the ink surface on the top of the sponge, any more and it is over-filled.
If this happens simply draw back on the syringe a little.

4. Rinse the syringe and needle thoroughly before proceeding then repeat the process for the other colors.

8. Re-attach the cover securely with adhesive tape and continue using the cartridge.


1. Fill the syringe with approximately 20ml of black ink.

2. Push the syringe all the way into the filling hole and SLOWLY inject all the ink into the cartridge or until the reservoir is full.

3. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.

4. If necessary leave cartridge in printer for up to 24 hours. (This allows ink to flow to the print head).

Jan 22, 2010 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

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How to refill hp inkjet product c6614d

remove the cartriage from your printer then open the stiker palce on the cartriage take the injectsion filled with the ink

find hole on your cartriage place the injection pipe in to it . and fill with the ink

then place your cartriage in to printer

thank you bye

Nov 05, 2009 | HP DeskJet 656c InkJet Printer

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HP 818 refill

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Sep 06, 2009 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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Can I reload ink cartridges for my HP D1560 series printer

While new printers usually have special sensors on the cartridge specifically designed to prevent unauthorized refilling, I think you're in luck with the D1560.

From what I've seen it looks like you just have to refill the cartridge through it's fill hole, which is underneith the label. All the refill kits out there do not mention any reset software, so this cartridge probably doesn't have a sensor on it.

Just make sure you get ink that is designed for that cartridge. Ink comes in different viscocities and it's important you get the same kind as what the original cartridge contained.

Dec 13, 2008 | HP D1560 Deskjet Printer InkJet

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Hp f4288 all in one black cartridge( N0.818) refilling method

when i fill this cartidge after finishing the cartidge is not printing why?

Dec 03, 2008 | HP DeskJet F380 All-In-One Printer

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I want to refill the ink cartridges (black 30 - colour31) do I do it?

Hi there,
Filling is easy - but messy. I use No 40 cartridges for my pixma ip2200.
For the black cartridge, carefully remove the label. Drill a 2-3mm dia. hole in the depression in the top. With a syringe fill, using about 10ml of black ink. Plug the hole with a suitable bung and away you go!
You will however lose the ink level indication as it is not a genuine cartridge - but that is unreliable anyway.
Don't refill more than a couple of times as the foam inside the case eventually perishes and all the ink runs out.

Whilst the cartridge is out of the printer give the jets a wipe with a wet tissue. This is usually quite effective in removing dried on ink.

You can do the same with 41 colour cartridges but it is a bit more tricky locating the correct place to drill.

Good luck

Apr 10, 2008 | Canon PIXMA MP210 Photo All-In-One Printer

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Refilling ink cartridges

hp74a.jpg HP #74 Cartridge Refill Instructions
Black cartridge

1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.
2. Peal off the top label. hp74b.jpg
3. Fill the syringe with 20ml. of black ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into any hole (they all go to the same sponge, HP just used the same color mold for the black ink cartridges).
5. When finished, replace the top label or leave it off (it will make no difference in the printing).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages: for Black

For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
One 30cc Syringe

Jan 14, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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