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HP Printer Reset

I have an HP Photosmart C4385 All-in-One printer. I always try to refill the cartridges when I can, to save a lot of money on new cartridges. However, I always seem to have a problem with the estimated ink level monitor. It stays at the minimum level, even after the cartridges are refilled. Can this particular printer be reset after the cartridges are refilled?

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  • Dennis Carey Feb 03, 2008

    Does each cartridge have it's own unique ID that allows the printer to reset every time a new cartridge is replaced?

  • Dennis Carey Feb 04, 2008

    An engineer at work told me that the only way is to reprogram the flash to default.
    He said he designed a JTAG for his HP printer and just saves the original bin and reprograms the flash every time he needs to replace the cartidges. His next step is to figure how to edit it, so he doesn't have to redo the settings.

  • Dennis Carey Feb 04, 2008

    This method didn't work for the particular printer I have. I didn't check for an onboard battery that maybe used for backing up the CMOS and storing printer settings and possibly cartridge serials. This maybe something to explore also.

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Just keep using it... even though it's low-ink. If you have an old cartridge but has no ink, you can use that to full the printer... just place it and after that, return the one that you are using....

It works on my HP printer... Fixya!

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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That is the problem of the refill ink, there is no problem about that howver you don't when it become empty.

maybe you cure that uninstalling and restart. after restarting reinstall back the printer driver.

note: disconnect the printer when installing the driver.

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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    Emelio Navaja Feb 03, 2008

    Maybe, because when the cartridges become empty, the system recognize it as empty, when you remove that and refilled, and then insert it back to the printer. the computer become confuse because it was recorded maybe in the memory that it was empty. Therefore the system always pop-up as low empty ink. If you are sure that, that is not empty i guess no problem but i don't know await later. However if you don't want to be annoyed by the pop-up window then maybe you can do the solution above. thanks, melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Feb 04, 2008

    I do research on HP printer hope this help.

    Please refer to this site: http://www.misterinkjet.com/hpreset.htm



    and some testimonial in resetting the prineter.



    http://land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/letter...



    Hope this help you.

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    Emelio Navaja Feb 05, 2008

    Ousted this specific printer, i don't stop digging solution i will notify you if in case i found solution. thank you. melnavz

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Hi,

Resetting the printer can resolve several issues that may emerge. All the steps in the two sections below must be followed completely and in order for these resets to work. Performing a soft reset A soft reset, also known as an Electrical reset, can be used to restore the printer to a ready condition when a cartridge, paper, or other printing issues occur. This reset method should be used for the HP Photosmart 100, 130, 145, 230 and 245 printers. Perform a hard reset for all other HP Photosmart printer models.

  1. Disconnect any USB cables attached to the printer and remove any memory cards from drive bay.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Unlock the ink cartridge locking clips.
  4. Remove all ink cartridges.
  5. Lock down the ink cartridge locking clips.
  6. Close the main printer door
  7. Turn the printer off with the Power button and wait for the printer to shut down before proceeding to step 8.
  8. Unplug the printer AC adapter from the printer and the wall outlet or surge protector.
    NOTE: The adapter itself has an overload trip that may need resetting, but will not reset if power is flowing to it.
  9. Wait approximately fifteen to forty-five seconds to allow all current to dissipate from printer.
  10. Re-plug only the AC adapter into the wall outlet then into the printer, but do not plug in the USB cable.
  11. Wait for the appropriate missing ink cartridge error to verify that printer can recognize this error.
  12. Re-insert one ink cartridge only, to minimize confusion in case one of the cartridges is defective, and print an internal test page.
  13. If no errors are found, insert the other ink cartridge(s) and ensure that they are functioning by performing internal test pages or calibration pages. If an error occurs due to a defective cartridge, perform the appropriate steps for Resolving Ink Cartridge Rejections.
  14. After returning to the main Windows screen, reconnect the USB cable to the computer then to the printer.
  15. Test for printer functionality.
Performing a hard reset A hard, or mechanical, reset is performed when the printer is in a condition where its normal printing process is interrupted. Examples include a paper jam, carriage stall, or mechanical noise. To perform a mechanical hard reset, follow the steps below.
  1. Disconnect any USB cables attached to the printer and remove any memory cards from drive bay.
  2. Restart the computer.
  3. Remove any paper from the paper tray.
  4. Unlock the ink cartridge locking clips.
  5. Remove all printer ink cartridges.
  6. Lock down the ink cartridge locking clips.
  7. Close the main printer door.
  8. Turn off the printer using the power button and wait for the printer to shut down before proceeding to step 9.
  9. Unplug the power from the back of the printer.
  10. Unplug the power adapter from the wall outlet.
  11. Remove the rear access door.
  12. Locate the clutch inside the printer. HP Printer Reset - c00020494.jpg
    NOTE: The clutch is located in the same place as pictured above in Figure 1, however, you must access it from the left, just above the paper output tray.
  13. Press the clutch firmly towards the back of the printer, while rolling the wheels in the back of the printer upward two full rotations.
  14. Release the clutch and roll the wheels up two more rotations.
  15. Locate and then roll the internal rollers in an upward direction until a clicking sound is heard.
  16. Reinstall and lock the rear access door.
  17. Connect the power adapter to a wall outlet.
  18. Reconnect the power cable to the printer.
  19. Turn the printer on.
  20. Re-insert the paper into the input tray.
  21. Wait for the appropriate missing cartridge error to verify that the printer recognizes this error.
  22. Re-insert one ink cartridge only, to minimize confusion in case one of the cartridges is defective, and print an internal test page.
  23. If no errors are found, insert the other ink cartridge(s) and ensure that they are functioning by performing internal test pages or calibration pages. If an error occurs due to a defective cartridge, perform the appropriate steps for Resolving Ink Cartridge Rejections.
  24. After returning to the main Windows screen, reconnect the USB cable to the computer then to the printer.
  25. Test for printer functionality.
Goodluck,
And please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

Posted on Feb 02, 2008

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  • Priya darshan Feb 02, 2008



    Above is the pic of the clutch..

  • Priya darshan Feb 03, 2008

    Ya,theey do have their own unique id..
    Please do the steps whatever i have postd and ur problem will be solved..

    Goodluck once again
    And please don't forget to rate me as fixya..

  • Priya darshan Feb 04, 2008

    he may be right but do try all the methods i mentioned above this mostly solves out many major problem..

    If still there's no change then i suggest u to call that engineer and fix it..
    Hope ur problem gets solved soon..

    Goodluck,
    please don't forget to rate me as fixya for my efforts..

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