Question about HP OfficeJet r40 InkJet Printer
I have had this printer forever with no issues. Recently, the color printing started to change .. as if the color cartridge was near empty. After only a few more print jobs and copies, it started printing in only shades of red (the black still works). I thought it was a fairly new cartridge but nonetheless, I installed a new color cartridge (HP 23) and it continues to print only in shades of red. I can't imagine I have 2 faulty catridges so I am thinking it is something with the printer (it is almost 10 years old!). Any suggestions?
I had the same problem and went through TWO, count em, TWO HP cartridges before trudging off to Office Max and buying one of their knockoffs. Guess what? Yep, it worked. So, HP must've put out a bunch of bad 23 cartridges, from all the complaints I have seen online, either overfilled with red or only filled with red. What a pain at the price!
Wiping and cleaning didn't seem to work. I do believe these babies are filled wrong. I suppose if I whined enough at HP they would replace them, but I doubt it as their inclination would be to say I bought recycled (I didn't). Eh.
Posted on Jan 21, 2008
Keep on head cleaning until the test print will complete colors.
Posted on Jan 10, 2008
Tips for a great answer:
Jul 28, 2013 | Lexmark X7170 All-In-One Scan/Copy/Fax and...
Nov 01, 2011 | HP OfficeJet r40 InkJet Printer
Mar 21, 2010 | Canon Pixma iP6000D InkJet Photo Printer
Dec 17, 2009 | Ricoh Aficio 1232C Color Copier
Aug 30, 2009 | Kodak EASYSHARE 5300 All-In-One InkJet...
Aug 13, 2009 | Lexmark X1270 All-In-One InkJet Printer
Jul 10, 2009 | HP DeskJet 882c InkJet Printer
Sep 11, 2008 | HP Photosmart 3210 Printer
May 18, 2008 | Canon MultiPASS MP390 All-In-One InkJet...
687 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!