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Since changing from Vista to Windows-7, my HP D5460 printer no longer shows the 'Ink Levels' graphic. The only way I know if the ink is low is when it prints in strange colours, then I have to 'guess' which colour(s) need replacing. Any suggestions?

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This could be happening if Windows 7 is trying to use Windows Vista drivers and driver package for printing activities. You should uninstall the current drivers and its full package. For more details on uninstalling, visit the link below:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c02002528&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3396080

Once done, download & install the updated drivers and software for Windows 7 from the link below:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&docname=c02002528&product=3396080&


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How can i check which ink are out


Your printer should have come with a disk. This disk would have installed the necessary program that runs printing jobs, as well as keeps track of the ink level. Locate this program on your computer (may be under All Programs, Accessories under the Start Menu).
If not, Go into the Control Panel: (see below)
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Above, you see "Hardware and Sound"; and below that shows "View Devices and Printers. Click on this. It will then bring you into the below dialogue box, of which shows any and all printers currently installed and which are being used. (see below)


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Once you have located your printer here - (name etc). Go into your Start Menu: In the Search Box at the bottom type "programs"; look for the words "show which programs are installed on your computer", should be the fourth in the list. Below is what the list will look like. Find your printer here to ensure it's installed.

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Once you have determined it's installed, you need to locate the printer program in your file system. Once you retrieve this, click it to open it. The program should allow you to view the ink levels. With most printers, when ink is low it will automatically open a dialogue box showing the ink levels for each cartridge. If you're printer is not equipped with this feature, then the only way to know if any need changed is when printing a document, and any color is not present.
I apologize for such a long response, as I wanted you to know how to access these files. If you are printing, and all colors appear to be present, without fading, or "blotchy" spots, then your cartridges are still good. You should be able to do a print test (calibration or alignment test) to determine this as well.
Please let me know if you need further assistance.
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Jun 27, 2011 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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How to check ink levels


Assuming you have all the HP drivers installed:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01457163&tmp_task=useCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3396080
  1. Make sure that the product is on and connected to the computer.
  2. Double-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon (c01367004.gif ) on the Windows taskbar. The HP Solution Center dialog box opens.
  3. From the HP Solution Center , click the Settings menu.
  4. Select Print Settings and click Printer Toolbox . The Printer Toolbox opens.
  5. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab to see the ink levels for the ink cartridges.

Mar 25, 2011 | HP Photosmart D5460 InkJet Printer

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How do I check my ink levels


Method one: Check the ink levels from the idle screen on the color graphics display Look for four icons at the bottom of the color graphics display. The icons represent the ink level remaining in each of the four color ink cartridges: black, yellow, light cyan (blue), and light magenta (pink). A larger and more accurate view of the ink levels can be displayed from the Setup menu. If an ink cartridge containing non-HP ink is being used, a question mark displays instead of the ink drop in the icon for that cartridge. The HP All-in-One cannot detect the amount of ink remaining in ink cartridges that contain non-HP ink. Figure 1: Non-HP ink iconc00841629.jpg NOTE: HP cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-HP ink. Printer service or repairs required as a result of printer failure or damage attributable to the use of non-HP ink will not be covered under warranty. If a hollow ink drop icon displays, the ink cartridge represented by that color icon has very little ink remaining and will need to be changed soon. You might be able to continue printing for a short period of time with ink remaining in the print head assembly. Replace the ink cartridge when the Replace Soon warning message displays on the color graphics display. Figure 2: Low ink level iconc00841630.jpg When the Empty Ink message appears on the color graphics display, the indicated ink cartridge is out of ink. Replace the indicated ink cartridge. Method two: Check ink levels from the Windows computer The estimated amount of ink remaining in the ink cartridges can be checked from the computer. See the on-screen HP Director Help for information on checking the ink levels from the Printer
  1. Open the printer Toolbox. To do so, do one of the following:
    • Open HP Solution Center, click the Settings menu, then point to Print Settings , then click Printer Toolbox .
    • Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor in the tray, then point to your printer model name, and click Display Printer Toolbox .
    The Toolbox opens.
  2. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. The estimated ink level gauges display.
Method three: Check ink levels from the Setup menu
  1. Press Setup on the printer control panel.
  2. Scroll down and select Display Ink Gauge . The Ink Gauge status from the Tools menu will only display on the color graphics display.
Let me know if you have any other questions. Please rate this solution. Thanks.

Mar 15, 2011 | HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless All-In-One...

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How to SHOW LEVEL OF refill INK hp1050 cartridge


Hi,

Here are the steps

1) Open the HP product software:

Under Windows XP OS: Click Start , click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your HP product, and then click the icon for your HP product.

Under Windows Vista or Windows 7: Click the Windows icon, click All Programs , click HP , click the folder for your HP product, and then click the icon for your HP product.

You can also open the HP product software from your computer desktop. Double click on the HP product icon.

2) In the product software, double-click Estimated Ink Levels.

The HP Toolbox opens, displaying a graphic that represents the estimated ink levels for your product.

Thanks!!!!


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How to reset the ink level of my hp officejet 6500


Checking ink levelsUse one of the following methods to check the ink levels. Method one: Check the ink levels from the HP All-in-One The ink level is displayed on the main screen of the control panel display. Locate the two icons that represent the print cartridges. The icon on the left is for the color cartridge and the icon on the right is for the black cartridge.
  • The exclamation mark (! ) symbol indicates a low ink level.
  • The question mark (? ) symbol indicates the product cannot determine the status of the print cartridge. This might be because the cartridge is refilled.
Figure 1: Ink levels on the control panel displayc01362755.gif 1 - Exclamation mark indicates low ink in the color cartridge 2 - Ink level in the black cartridge is OK Method two: Check the ink levels from the computer using the HP ToolboxFollow these steps to check the estimated ink levels using HP Toolbox.
  1. Make sure the product is on and connected to the computer.
  2. Open HP Solution Center .
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click All Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (c01364735.gif ), click All Programs , click HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
    • Windows 2000: On the Windows taskbar, click Start , click Programs , point to HP , and then click HP Solution Center .
  3. Click Settings .
  4. Point to Print Settings , and then click Printer Toolbox . Printer Toolbox opens.
  5. Check the ink levels displayed on the Estimated Ink Levels tab.
Figure 2: Estimated ink levelsc00670267.gif

Jun 02, 2010 | HP Officejet 6500 Wireless All-in-One...

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Have HP Deskjet 940c on Windows 7. Only drivers available are from Win 7 but those drivers no longer display ink levels. What does?


Find another computer (laptop?) that is running Windows XP or Vista. Install the HP device-drivers.
Connect the printer to that other computer, and use the software to display the ink-levels.

May 29, 2010 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

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Ink levels


On Windows XP I could see the ink levels however now on Windows 7 there is no way to see ink levels or to clean the print heads. I have to use my iMac to see ink levels and clean the print heads.

Sep 17, 2009 | HP Deskjet 6940 InkJet Printer

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Show Ink Levels When Printing


Hello,

Here is the weblink which has a clear graphical representation of how to check the ink levels:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01576082&cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=1146331

Thank you.

Nov 24, 2008 | HP Hewlett Packard LaserJet 3000dn Printer

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Ink lvels


Hello holliston,
You can try the following steps that should help you determine your ink levels.


  1. Open the Printer Toolbox . There are two ways to do this:
    • Click Start and select HP Solution Center . Select the Settings menu, then the Print Settings submenu, and finally the Printer Toolbox .
    • In your printing application, click File , click Print , and click Properties . Click the Services tab, then the Service This Device icon.
  2. The Printer Toolbox opens. Click the Estimated Ink Level tab. A cartridge may be running out of ink even if the graphic shows ink remaining. Lines or streaks always appear in printouts when the cartridges begin to run out of ink. Replace print cartridges that are out of ink or low on ink.
If you do not mind, please rate my help I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks

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