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My printer is printing as usual but theres no ink that it ejects and i have it refilled

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Start by going into the settings for your printer and doing a maintenance cleaning. In this case I would do a deep cleaning. Visually inspect the print head also (I don't mean on the ink cartridge, but on the carrier that holds the cartridge). You can use alcohol to help clean these areas as it will evaporate and not leave a residual chemical.

As always go to the HP website and ensure that you also have the latest driver.

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After refilling my cartridge it shows ink level low for one cartridge and gives two error messages for every printing but prints. But for another cartridge it does not print and give message to buy a new...

Original Printer manufacturers do not recommend refilling in cartridges.
Different inks used in different cartridges differ in density, color, acidity etc. Usually refilling ink is made as universal ink. i.e. They produce the ink for 'any printer'.
The differences in the original and refiling inks might lead to the printer not recognizing the ink level.
Either buy a new cartridge or just ignore the messages.

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Go to right click at the printer icon on your computer and choose printer properties or printing preferences and from there choose the color setting to print in black alone. Regards

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When a print request is submitted, the printer appears to be printing but ejects a blank page

This is probably when the ink is completely dry or the printing head needs a total re-adjustment.
If you have noticed any fading in the prints of this printer before it started printing blank pages, then your printer is most probably suffering from a case of low printing ink and as a result, it would need to be replaced or refilled so as to enable the printer to function properly.
On the contrary, there is still a possibility that the printing head of the printer might have gone off the designated surface where it should be so as to endorse the prints on the paper.
If this is the case, you might need to call a technician to help you examine it carefully and put it back in place.
Hope this solution was helpful? Please comment for more information

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If only one of my ink is finish, why cant the others print, it keeps saying ink emptycyan finish.

The firmware in the orinter blocks the printing to avoid dry firing the cyan color jets That spoils them, often permanently. There isn;t any way to turn off just that color so the firmware blocks any printing.

Get a refill kit and refill the cyan. That color is usually the first to go.

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Can one reset the Lexmark P6250 printer refilled cartridge?

No, you can usually tell your printer to "ignore ink levels" when it gives the ink low warning on your computer screen. As long as they print just keep printing until they run out.

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Ink cartridge (that I refilled and have inserted a

if it is a lexmark you have to buy new cartridges because the print heads most likely are all used up kaput. actually no matter what brand the heads are gunked up. and do not soak heads in water or solvent of any kind it will make them a lot worse

Nov 08, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Streaky printing

At most cases of printer, especially which have done refill at cartridge, print quality is poor or streaky. Many factors influencing this printed result. To overcome print quality is poor, maybe following tips can usefull to prevent printed pages are missing lines or streaky.

First step is ordinary to be done many people when print quality is streaky that is doing cleaning. To get good printed result, sometime this facility is used more than once.
Use Ink Refill with Quality Nicely
For printer have refilled, sometime the quality of printing is also influenced by ink. If will fill your printer again, use ink which the was quality of nicely. I have tested some refill inks at cartridge which have been ascertained still nicely ( sorry: I do not want to publicize result of this attempt). In the reality result make me surprise, there ink of refill making the printed quality is crummy. To choose ink refill read following tips :
  • See viscosity of ink, every merk of ink refill have difference of viscosity. Don’t use Ink refill too jell. Difference of this viscosity is no measure reference viscosity of ink from factory maker of printer
  • Don’t fear to try some inking merks. Done this, you’d find refill ink fitt with your printer. I now only using one merk of refill ink ?.
  • This suggestion of forum, but I still not yet proved. May believe or not. Good ink aroma of soft usually.
Change Original Cartridge
This is last choice. A lot not like to do this ways, because price of original cartridge still costly. Alternative, you can use compatible cartridge which the was price of cheaper than original cartridge. At newest printer, usually there are two until four cartridge in one printer. And price four same cartridge almost at the price of printer even there are some costlier.

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Dell 926 injection refill kit didnt work

The ink your purchased is likely a cheap watered down version of what your printer is meant to take. You may notice that the ink smears when you rub the page directly after printing. Why you chose to use the blue and red ink to make black blows my mind. These refill kits are insanely cheap and buying the black could not have been much more. Not using black ink in the black cartridge would explain why your print is faded. Also, there is no way to reset the ink levels on this type of cartridge. As long as the printer still prints, just ignore the ink level indicator and print until the ink runs dry. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they use high quality ink to manufacturer specified volumes while still saving you money.

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This is independent of every printing ink type and there usually is good instructions with the refills you get for the ink cartridge.
Have you purchased a refill cartridge?
Assuming not - there are 2 options; one is to buy a replacement ink tank same as the one which has run out, the other is to buy refill inks which you "inject" into your existing cartridge.
Personally, I use refill inks, as the running cost is about 1/5th of buying new and I have a copious supply of print cartridges. Some people really don't like using refills, because it's easy to get stuck with a refill kit and the ink cartridge dies or heads become clogged, forcing you to buy a new cartridge anyway. Your gamble, ahh, I mean choice....
I doubt it's computer/CPU related, but, just in case, you could try going to Start>Control Panels>Administrative tools. Double-click on 'Services', a window opens that show all the optional services for your Windows, some running, some not. Scroll down to "Print Spooler" and across from that you'll see "Started", 'Right-click' on this and change it to "Stop". This stops any printing instances that are stuck, jammed, frozen, just will not go away. Now 'Right-click on "Stopped" and change it back to "Start", close your open windows and try printing again.
If you go to Start>Control Panel>Printers and 'Right-click' on the printer in question, go down to "Properties" and when that opens click on "Print a test page" button. If you machine fails to print, a dialog box/window will open to help you troubleshoot it - must admit the questions asked are very basic and it has never helped me but may open some ideas for you.
Please let us know how it went.

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Won't print

nope..did you recalibrate the print heads after refilling the tank? Check the oil too? just kidding on the oil...usually after refilling, recalibration is recommended.

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