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Hp 1200 business inkjet help

Hp 1200 business inkjet printer. all checks says heads and ink cart. full, 85%, but the yellow does not print, so put printer away for year, bring it back out and stll same , but now it says out of date carts. but the full a print fine except the yellow,, any help on the yellow cart, or just replace, dont know if its the print head or cart? and can i reset something that i will use the out of date carts !? or just chunk it and cry of the money wated on this thing, hp wants me to pay $ just so the can tell me the above... even when it was under warranty ,,, humm anyway thanks for any help

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Re: hp 1200 business inkjet help

I have a solution that is very similar to that printed above.
I have tested it on five installations on the computers on my home network and an HP Business Inkjet 1100, and the PCs running Win XP SP3.
Step 1) If you are setting up the printer from the HP CD, decline the question where it asks if you want to print a test page, (this will avaoid the first print job before re-setting the dates).
Step 2) Reset your clock back to a year prior to the year when your cartidge expired.
Step 3) Print a test page, or two. Or a few pages from any application.
Step 4) Reset your clock back to the current year.
The printer now prints fine. Since I performed the sequence above I have been printing with the "expired" cartridges for a few weeks. I have printed on about 15 occasions over the past few weeks, amounting to about 50 pages. No problems so far. I don't know how long this solution lasts or whether I will have to go through it again.
I have gone through a few different "solutions", including a Registry hack that didn't work, but this simple solution above has worked every time on five different installations.
I did not need to turn the printer on/off, and did not need to re-boot the computers.
However, if I sent a print job to the printer before performing the sequence described above, and the printer gave an "expired cartridges" error, then I would need to turn the printer on/off to clear the error, and flush the print queue.

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I had the yellow cartridge expire message awhile back. I looked at the cartridge & yup, it was expired although it was 1/2 full. I was not able to print anything, while this error was present. As a work around, I turned off the printer, set the computers date back 1 year, and turned the printer back on. Printed fine. After printer is working I was able to return the date to present.

This caused me problems with internet certificate issues so I gave in & bought a new cartridge. :(

Posted on Aug 03, 2008

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