Question about Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Refilling ink cartridges

I have an HP c4240 printer, using HP 74 black ink cartridges. I recently bought a do-it-yourself cartridge refill package, but my cartridge was not listed. When I took the cartridge to Walgreen's, they could not refill it either. Can I improvise on this cartidge and try to fill it myself anyway?

Posted by on

  • Anonymous Jul 06, 2008

    I want HP Photosmart 1215 cartridge refill instruction for HP Black cartridge #45.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Legend:

    An expert who has written 200 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 307 Answers

Costco and Fry's Electronics (along with a few Best Buy Canada stores) utilize the BEST industrial refilling equipment found in the world today. With over 1800 trained personnel in USA/Canada/Mexico and some UK stores you will get a high quality refill while you shop, with typically 10-20% extra ink volume in each refill at a fraction of the cost compared to an OEM ink cartridge.
Costco Ink Refill Price List:
http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com/pricing

Please visit Inkjet411.com for any other inkjet printer refill support questions or general printing problems you may encounter:
http://www.inkjet411.com

Posted on Jul 25, 2013

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 84 Answers

refilling ink cartridges - hp74a.jpg HP #74 Cartridge Refill Instructions
Black cartridge

Instructions
1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can tolerate a spill.
2. Peal off the top label. hp74b.jpg
3. Fill the syringe with 20ml. of black ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into any hole (they all go to the same sponge, HP just used the same color mold for the black ink cartridges).
5. When finished, replace the top label or leave it off (it will make no difference in the printing).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages:
http://www.refillinstructions.com/black.htm for Black

For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus the following:
One 30cc Syringe

Posted on Jan 14, 2008

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Refilled ink cartrige still showing empty is their any way to reset printer


Regarding your HP Officjet Pro 8600 printer and refilled HP 950/951 ink cartridges and the "low ink" messages. Depending on your ink refiller (or if you did it yourself?), a replacement chip may or may not have been installed with the recently refilled cartridge(s). Refer to picture on our support site to first determine which type of cartridge configuration you have, then refer to the applicable section to address the current cartridge error(s) or printer issues.
http://inkjet411.com/?page_id=1999

NOTE: Costco USA's Ink Refill service now 'chips' all refilled ink cartridges which fully restores all functions to that of a regular HP (OEM) ink cartridge and customer experience. For USA ink refill store locations and details on ink refill pricing:

Costco USA Ink Refill Service (all 453+ stores): http://www.costcoinkjetrefill.com

Fry's Electronics Ink Refill Service (all 34 stores): http://www.frys.com/ads/page51

Micro Center Ink Refill Service: http://www.microcenter.com/site/content/refill-service.aspx


Refer to Section A if your refiller attached a new replacement chip (green in color) onto the cartridge. Refer to Section B if only the original HP chip is attached.

----

CAUTION: Be advised, the use of compatible/clone cartridges (i.e. sold thru the internet from China) are known to be problematic and may cause printer errors and/or permanent PRINTHEAD failures (due to incompatible ink formulations). We do NOT suggest refilling these types of ink cartridges.....refilling of original/genuine ink cartridges is only suggested! HP original/genuine ink cartridges can be identified by the visible HP logo on the front label of the cartridge.

HP 950/951 Ink Refilling & Additional Cautions:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOCC3h0OFiI

----

Questions regarding the use of refilled ink cartridges: http://www.inkjet411.com

For any additional questions please contact us directly: Inkjet411help@gmail.com

-Thank you

Mar 31, 2014 | HP Hewlett Packard Officejet Pro 8600...

1 Answer

Ink refill costco hp printer C4780


When you get an HP integrated ink cartridge refilled (i.e. HP 60, 61, 74, 75, 901, 92-98....currently offered at Costco today) or if you buy a remanufactured/compatible HP ink cartridge, the ink levels cannot be reset (HP has a smart chip embedded within the nozzle plate at base of ink cartridge which counts the drops and then registers as empty).....so you'll just need to live with it and ignore 'ink low', 'non-genuine', 'counterfeit' messages and similar while you are using these types of aftermarket supplies. The first video below provides an overview of the 'low ink' phenomena, the 2nd video provides suggested cartridge prep/handling instructions when you return the cartridge for refilling:

HP 74, 75, 74XL, 75XL Cartridges - Solving Errors & Warnings:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5ISTGyScWU


Ink Refilling & Cartridge Care Tips - Everything you need to know: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnXoDIblpdU



If the new (or refilled/reman/compatible) HP 74, 75, 74XL, or 75XL ink cartridge refuses to complete the printer alignment following cartridge installation, then the ink cartridge either has a connectivity issue with the flexible printed circuit cable (inside unit where cartridge mates with cable), rear cartridge contacts or cable contacts are dirty with ink residue, or the cartridge is suffering from marginal internal electrical performance. If you run into a problem where the ink cartridge is performing marginally and blocks printing (via the Red X), you can bypass the error message (usually only 1 time per clearing action):


HP Photosmart 4200-4500 5200-5500 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDxRkAGOJaI

HP Officejet J5700/J6400 Printers -Cartridge Error Bypass (HP 74-75 Cartridges):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X3_D90SSq4


These types of severe cartridge errors (i.e. "refer to documentation" / "incompatible cartridges", "print cartridge(s) problem", etc.) typically indicates the internal micro-electronics of the HP #74/75 cartridge are damaged. The cartridge's electrical wire runs at rear and lower side of the ink cartridge, are very delicate and are somewhat susceptible to ink attack over time, which can lead to premature failures. In addition, the older the cartridge the higher the chance of an internal electrical failure. You can also run a 'Tap 41' diagnostic test to check cartridges electrical health (this is a forced test).....go to www.inkjet411.com for more information on your specific printer model.



Feb 16, 2013 | HP Photosmart C4580 All-in-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Just installed refilled black ink cartridge on hp


By using refilled cartridges you will always have this problem. Each cartridge has a chip that lets the printer know when it is full or empty. By pressing the ok button you may be able to clear this message. However, most of the time you can still be able to print and ignore the message.

May 28, 2010 | HP Deskjet D4260 Printer

1 Answer

My HP photosmart c4280 keeps aligning the cartridge when on!


probably the alignment its not succeed
be cause on of color is missing
check if you see and the 4 colors on paper (yellow cyan magenta black)
if one color is try cleaning , refilling or replacing the cartridge 
if you need instructions for refilling check here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ybj4awp_1ic

May 01, 2010 | HP Photosmart C4240 All-In-One InkJet...

1 Answer

WHICH HOLES DO YOU USE WHEN REFILLING HP C8335W (#74)INK CARTRIDGE AND DO YOU NEED TO PRESURIZE OR PRIME THE CARTRIDGE? I KNOW HP DOES NOT WANT YOU TO DO THIS YOURSELF BUT I REALLY CANT AFFORD THEIR...


I do not recommend home refill kits, there is much more involved in making refills work than just injecting more ink into the cartridge. I recommend Cartridge World for ink refills because they make sure you get the manufacturer specified amount of ink and make sure that the cartridges print before selling them to you. You can get cartridges for 20-35% off the cost of original HP brand.

Jan 05, 2010 | HP Photosmart C4180 All-In-One InkJet...

2 Answers

Used refilled cartridges in HP All-in-One J5750. Even w/ a new, HP cartridge, it errors out too: "Cartridge on left (color) must be replaced." Now the printer doesn't work w/ any cartridges - new or...


Try cleaning with a wet towel the contacts in your printer
probably have ink on contacts and nan not read your cartridges
it is the metal pins ,the point that cartridges are getting in

Nov 02, 2009 | HP Officejet J5780 All-In-One InkJet...

3 Answers

Cartridge error hp officejet j6480 generic cartridge


I own one of these printers and refill cartridges for a living. When you get this problem its best to return the cartridge for another, thats what I do for my customers.

When buying re-manufactured cartridges its best to buy from a local store and ask about there return policy before making your first purchase.

If you are buying from a reputable re-manufacturer then this will be a very rare problem. It happens with genuine HPs too.

BTW this printer uses HP 74 & 75 inks. when buying re-manufactured buy the HP 74xl which gives (according to HP) 750 printers compared to 200 from the HP74. Remanufactured HP75s are fill to HP75xl capacity.

Sep 21, 2009 | HP Office Equipment & Supplies

1 Answer

How do I refill my # 75 & # 99 ink cartrige for c4240 HP photo smart printer?


visit this link & get an idea of refilled cartridges for sale plus you will also get ishops same no. bu witten as COMPATIBLE. If you are frequent user of this printer then you could go in for refilled pack, but if you use it occassionaly then better to replace with original ink cartridge
http://www.inkplustoner.com/photosmart-series-photosmart-c4240-c-28_32_1999_5031.html
....................................sodeep

Apr 05, 2009 | HP Photosmart C4240 All-In-One InkJet...

7 Answers

HP Deskjet F4280 Ink Level


Hi,
when you refill the cardtridge, you can not reset the ink level... because refilling doesn't show the ink levels.. you no need to worry. if ink is there in the carttridge it will print...
Shouldn't worry about it. They are only a rough guide. The only time to worry about it is when the printer stops working and it has told you it's run out of ink! Thank you.......

Jan 29, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

Printer will not recognize refilled black HP cartridge (#74)


Try to get your printer to recognize the new cartridge; go to start - printer and faxes -right click on printer - preferences (printing preferences) -settings -load factory settings. Print test page Ctrl+P

Please post if that worked.

Dec 03, 2008 | HP DeskJet 5150 InkJet Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Office Equipment & Supplies Logo

Related Topics:

943 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

k24674

Level 3 Expert

8074 Answers

jasbo
jasbo

Level 3 Expert

2237 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

82285 Answers

Are you an Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...