Question about HP 56&57 Inkjet Cartridge Combo 3-pack (56-One&57-Two) : Printer

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Misrepresented product? Hi,  I bought (at Staples) two remanufactured inkjet cartridges COMPATIBLE with hp 56 black and hp 57 colour pack. Now the box is completely legit, hp is presented with it's registered mark yet my hp printer decided to NOT print showing the message error of: INCOMPATIBLE INK. That is amazingly disturbing to think that Staples could forfeit a brand!!! And if that is not the case, how can I get around this problem? Thanks! Need to print real bad and real soon! Martine

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Re: Misrepresented product?

No manufacturing process is flawless. These things happen. Return to staples for an exchange. Most managers will exchange ink even after the 14 days. If they dont, then buy new ones and recycle the nonworking ones for $3 on your rewards statement. I have seen people come back the same day after they bought a brand new HP ink cartrige beucase it does not work. Its not that they had the wrong cartridge, its just that it was a bad one.

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