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I have a HP Deskjet F4280 All-in-One Printer and installed generic ink cartridge. I am getting an E message on printer. How can I overide HP software to get printer to recognize generic ink cartridge?

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  • christenetaf Sep 14, 2010

    I know that I should purchase hp ink that is a no brainer. I want to overide the HO software to get the generic ink cartridge to work and has worked. I just can not get it to work again and I don't know what I did to make it work intially and the times following.




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Hi. This is a common issue for generic cartridge. If you noticed, there is a chip infront of the cartridge. That is a unique chip that only the printer can identify. Usually generic cartridges manufacture their own chips which is 80% no recognized by the printer. I suggest you purchase original cartridge to resolved this issue. You can also bring the printer where you purchase the cartridgefor you to have a proof that the printer is not detecting the cartridge. Maybe they can give you another one for free.

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    Angelito Rabago Sep 15, 2010

    I also did that before with my printer but most of the time i ended up purchasing the original cartridge. No one says that we cannot use generic cartirdges but the setback there is it will eat so much of our time troubleshooting the problem once printer wont recognized the cartridge and in the end we all end up buying the original cartridge. i suggest you buy the original cartridge. Less time to troubleshoot and more output to you.



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