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Ink levels are not responding.

When i put in a new cartridge its showing it as empty ?

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Re: ink levels are not responding.

Did you buy a brand new or remanufactured/refilled cartridge? Some cartridges will show empty, even when full.

They want you to buy brand new, brand name ink!

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I replaced an ink cartridge because the printer stopped working and showed a message that the old cartridge is empty. However after putting the new one in but the printer still refuses to work and shows...

maybe the cartridge is wrong, release it and clean the electrical contacts, put them again one by one, if notting happen, try this
Solution As the printer operates, it moves ink from the ink cartridges into a printhead reservoir. The printer does not deliver a message when an ink cartridge goes empty, because it still has ink in the reservoir. The printer continues printing until the ink level in the reservoir falls to a first trigger point - then a message appears advising the printer owner to Replace Cartridges Soon . At this point, other cartridges that are empty but have not reached the trigger point are also mentioned in the message, to save trips to the retailer. After the first trigger point, the printer can continue printing until ink levels in the reservoir reach a second trigger point. At the second trigger point there is only enough ink left to perform vital servicing tasks, and a new message appears, saying Ink Cartridges Empty . The options offered depend on the usable inks remaining. If no options are offered, the cartridges indicated must be replaced before printing can continue. The Ink Cartridges Empty options are described in the table below: Ink colors out Option Print mode possible All Cancel None Black


Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all) Black only Continue with other colors Cyan/Magenta/Yellow mode (composite black)

Text and photo quality will differ from those printed when all colors are available Light Cyan or Light Magenta (either or both) Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow (any or all)

(Black still available) Print with black ink only Grayscale

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Printer (HP5650) has full ink cartridges.window sez almost empty

That is normal, the printer "sees" the cartridges by their serial number, so when you pop in a refilled cartridge, the printer thinks you have put in old cartridges and continue to show low ink level. When you pop in a new one, with a new serial code, the ink level will reset, showing that the cartridges are full again.
You can try this:
1. Open printer lid so cartridges move to center of carriage.
2. Lift clamp and remove black or color cartridge from the holder.
3. Place cartridge on table with copper contact strip facing you.
4. Carefully place a strip of clear plastic tape over the four contacts on the upper left corner of the cartridge.
5. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position.
6. Open lid and remove cartridge again. Remove tape from left side and place tape over four contacts at upper right corner of cartridge.
7. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position again.
8. Open lid again, remove cartridge, remove tape.
9. Reinstall cartridge and close lid.
Printer will now recalibrate. Once the process is complete the ink level meter should be reading full again.
Doesn't always work, but you can try.
Here are links, so you can see:

Hope that helps!

Dec 22, 2009 | HP Hewlett Packard Deskjet 5650 InkJet...

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I have HP 6540 ...... the black cartridge was emptry ( my son do this :) ) ...when i refill it (and put it in the printer) indicator says that the cartridge is empty. When i pres the buttons on the printer...

each cartridge has its unique serial number,
printer remembers him,
is absent sensor of the ink level determination in you cartridge. You can to print, but message will say to you "EMPTY CARTRIGE".
this warning function can be disconnected by you in printing driver.
If you bathe new cartridge, that level will show full.
If afterwards put(deliver) old , that he will show that empty.
Printer can have a memory about two or three last cartridges.

Dec 17, 2009 | HP DeskJet 6540 InkJet Printer

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I cannot get printer to recognize new or refilled cartridges. How do I reset Cannon MX310 to see new cartridges?

You can't reset the ink level on all Canon Pixma printers.You need to turn off the function on printer to show the ink level.On most printers this happen with push resume button and hold it for 5 seconds.
The printer shows empty cartridges but it will printing.
If you put a new cartridges the printer will recognize it automatically.

Oct 07, 2009 | Canon PIXMA MX310 All-In-One Printer

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I just put a new cartridge in my dell AIO 946 printer but it still says the ink level is low.

well this always happens with all printers. I have a HP, in the beginning when I first bought the printer, it came with a ink cartridges, it showed the levels. But after the ink was all gone, it showed empty ink levels. The best way to solve this is to ignore this. When you see that your paper is poorly printer, then your ink cartridges need changing.

Aug 28, 2009 | Dell 946 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Ink shows empty when toner is not even close to empty

there is one thing that if you refill the cartriage and then use again then still ink indicator shows low ink as its' ckt is designed so.

there is no problem you can print easily.
your printer will show correct ink level when you put in new cartriage.

but remember one thing that if your printer stops printing and shows message on computer that no ink in cartriage ,, then you need to reset printer counter, (this resetting process is present in your printer manual)

so no problem in printing, it shows low ink because the circuit inside it is designed soo.

so that you purchase new cartriage.
(remember : you need to reset the counter , refer to manual)

Jul 09, 2009 | Epson Stylus Pro 9800 InkJet Printer

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Problem with replacing color ink cart. #5

Is it the right Cartridge you are trying to install please check and then check if the sensors are working.

Mar 31, 2009 | Lexmark X2600 InkJet Printer

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Printer level gauge shows cartridges aas empty even when they are


many times the ink gauge is not true, if u wanna see the actual level of ink, try to print the self test page..........

regards,  raj_p5983

Jan 21, 2009 | HP Photosmart C5280 Printer

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Ink installed shows low ink level


All you can do is take it out and put it back in, if it reads ink out then chances are that is a bad cartridge. call epson for replacement.

Hope this helps

Jan 01, 2009 | Epson Stylus 1400 InkJet Photo Printer

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Canon pixma mp210 and compatable ink cartridges

Try pushing the reset button for about 5 seconds. This has worked for me.

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