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How do I reset the ink levels?

As there is no posting yet for the C5280, the next best thing is to post it here for the C5180, (what the differenc e is I don't know). Anyway, I just bought the C5280, and as with ALL new printers it came with just enough ink to print about 60 pages, now the ink has run out I bought an ink refill kit, and it showed me how to refill the cartridges, they are now full, but the machine's display still shows the ink as empty, my old printer's cartridges had a chip on it, that I used a chip resetter and voila, I could print over 1,000 pages without needing to refill again, but this HP? Well, I may have to take it back and get a cheap one, then have a seperate scanner, if I can't reset the ink levels. I have a HP Photosmart C5180. Recently it said that an inkt cartridge was empty, I refilled it but it still says it's empty. When it started saying that one of the colour cartridges (yellow) was empty, I was able to print my documents in black; but after a few printed documents it started saying that I should replace the yellow cartridge because it couldn't print anymore. It wouldn't even print in black anymore... So now I'm even not abble anymore to print my documents, although I replaced the yellow cartridge!

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  • Anonymous Jan 04, 2008

    I'm having this exact same problem on my HP C5180... with the yellow color as well. How do I fix this?

  • cepcon Mar 11, 2009

    I have the same problem with the magenta ink cartridge. Tried reinstalling etc. all the solutions that I have seen here. I used a refilled cartridge last time now no matter what I do it will not recognize that there is ink in the cartridge.Spent 2 hours on line with HP and then they said to buy a new printer. -It was only 2 years old.

  • otter12376 Mar 14, 2009

    I had the same problem with the yellow ... replaced three times.

    Nothing can be done ... I guess 2 years and few months all you will get out the HP product. My last Canon lasted over 5 years.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    what a good design to keep repeat buyers!!!
    there computers **** just as much

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2009

    I have this same problem. I set the printer to print with the black cartridge only, but it still sucks down the colored ink. They have already sent us a remanufactured printer once. We bought this printer for our office because it is an HP. We will think twice next time though. This is just poorly poorly made.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Print Cartridges



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We have an issue of missing or replace yellow cartridge. Please feel free to contact the HP support for replacement of the printer, if the printer is in warranty status. HP would replace the printer.

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  1. Check the estimated ink levels remaining in the print cartridges.
  2. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:- Open HP Solution Center , select Settings , and then Printer Toolbox. If the HP Solution Center method does not work, open Printers and Faxes in the Windows Control Panel, then right-click the printer icon and choose Printing Preferences . Click the Features tab, and then click the Printer Services button.If the print cartridges are low or out of ink, you might need to replace the print cartridges.

NOTE: The HP All-in-One can only detect the ink levels for genuine HP ink. The ink levels in print cartridges that are refilled or have been used in other devices might not register accurately.

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