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Cartridge refilled had my F380 cartridge reink'ed, but the computer says it is out of ink, but it is full. any ideas ??

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Re: Cartridge refilled

Some time it takes days before the printer will register it.

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With most HP printers, when you refill the ink and not purchase new cartridges, you must turn off the ink monitor in your software. Be sure to take them out once a month and refill carefully to avoid drying them out and damaging the print head. Also be aware that there is an expiry date on the cartridges and the printer will STOP on that date and you will have to purchase new cartridges at that time and enjoy cheap refills until the next expiry. If you by new cartridges, always check the expiry and make sure you get at least 18 months. Good luck!

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