Ink cartidges practically full but printer says they need replacing
I only use this printer for color printing, which isn't very often. It is now indicating that several of the cartidges need replacing when they are actually quite full of ink. The nozzle pattern is printing correctly. Any suggestions?
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First perform an observation of the printers compartibilty to color printing. For example, the printer ought to have been manufactured to capture color pixles to provide resource request in multimedia. usually is possible to have one printer that has several ink location areas to either install color media or dark ink media. In situations where a printer was designed to be black and white ink document compartible would least produce results on color when ink was interchaged. Ascertain that the printer is compartible with multimedia pixel printing proir to acquirng depeltable resources from retail.
There is a 'low toner' override in the menu system, but if this has NOT been set already, a 'flag' will be set on the chip on the cartridges that are low/empty.
The printer needs to 'see' cartridges that are usable, i.e. NOT empty, in order to function.
It is possible to replace just the chips on the colour cartridges, but then any colour printing quality could be compromised of course, as the colours will be low/empty. You would then be able to use the printer as if it were a mono laser, just changing the black cartridge when needed
it is better to change the black cartige becaue there is the jam of the ink in black cartidge. or pick out the black cartidge and clean with soft paper in the place from where color is pour. then reinstall the cartidge. i hope it will ok. otherwise, change the cartidge. byee
Color printer have sofware installed which stops all printing inless their is ink in all containers. No, their is no way around it. Someone would be rich making a kit to do so. since I see this question over and over at least once a week.
Ink suppliesDescriptionHP part number
11 Black Printhead
11 Cyan Printhead
11 Magenta Printhead
11 Yellow Printhead
10 Black Ink Cartridge
82 Cyan Ink Cartridge
82 Magenta Ink Cartridge
82 Yellow Ink Cartridge
alot of printers now if the ink in the cartidge is the first ones placed in the system from the box are those that are only half full if not less depending on the maker but I know HP only fills their cartidges only just under the half way make but the printer sees it as a new cartrige because of the chips programming.
Have you tryed to turn the power of and let is sit for about 5 mins and turn it back on with the same result? (ushally a yellow error light is on)
Also if you can find the settings to only print in black and white on the printers properties that might also work as well for a temp fix.
But ushally once one ink runs out it likes to do that you where correct with the "is it because of the finished color cartidges.." either that or the carts all have finally expired.
Nice printer by the way.
But your best way to do it would be to replace the color carts and if not reasonable to do now there is also a way to reset the color carts so that the printer thinks that there is ink in them as well.
hope this helps you a bit if you need more info please let us know.