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Printer Malfuntioning Since i refilled my cartridges (black & tri-color), its not printing in black but msg. shows that "your tri-color cartridge ink level is low"... please give a effective resolution.

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The reason the error is coming up is when you refill a cartridge it often causes the printer to misread the ink levels.

Also refilling often times causes problems with the cartridges including blocking the printheads in the actual cartridge. I would try to do a printhead cleaning - see document below (which is showing for another printer but the steps are the same) - and if unsuccessful they have most likely killed the cartridge and you will have to purchase a new one.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&docname=c00654180&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN

Posted on Aug 07, 2008

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When you put the same cartridge back in, the computer doesn't know it's a "different" one and continues to indicate the same ink level as before. The level is calculated based on number of pages printed and is not actually measured.

Try alternating 2 cartridges. This should reset the page counter. I haven't actually tried this yet so I might be totally wrong.

Posted on Oct 31, 2008

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Burn your printer instead

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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