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Hp5150 ink cartridge in hand , can you feel weight if empty or shake for ink amount?

Can you tell if ink cartridge is empty by weight or shaking it?

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SOURCE: Out of toner........ but not really.....

You can also navigate through the menu and go into toner override mode. That allows you to print without being bothered by low/empty toner messages

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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Hi,
the printer should have software installed enabling you to opt, for a printer-ink cartridge change.
If the cartridge has a chip fitted, it may be discharged.
The chip is supposed to be charged up, for the printer to recognise the newly installed cartridge.
view your settings in control panel/printer/properties to see what options you have available.

Mike @ Compurepair.

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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SOURCE: The ink cartridge shows empty with a new cartridge

buy new ciss system and no cartridge prob

Posted on Apr 08, 2010

Ana Cvetinovic

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SOURCE: printer (HP5650) has full ink cartridges.window sez almost empty

That is normal, the printer "sees" the cartridges by their serial number, so when you pop in a refilled cartridge, the printer thinks you have put in old cartridges and continue to show low ink level. When you pop in a new one, with a new serial code, the ink level will reset, showing that the cartridges are full again.
You can try this:
1. Open printer lid so cartridges move to center of carriage.
2. Lift clamp and remove black or color cartridge from the holder.
3. Place cartridge on table with copper contact strip facing you.
4. Carefully place a strip of clear plastic tape over the four contacts on the upper left corner of the cartridge.
5. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position.
6. Open lid and remove cartridge again. Remove tape from left side and place tape over four contacts at upper right corner of cartridge.
7. Reinstall cartridge in printer and close lid. Wait until cartridge returns to parking position again.
8. Open lid again, remove cartridge, remove tape.
9. Reinstall cartridge and close lid.
Printer will now recalibrate. Once the process is complete the ink level meter should be reading full again.
Doesn't always work, but you can try.
Here are links, so you can see:
http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp56reset.htm
http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp57reset.htm

Hope that helps!

Posted on Apr 15, 2010

MacD7

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SOURCE: Printer does not recognize new ink cartridge

Are you using "refilled" hp cartridges? If so, they may be interpreted as "empty" or a non-hp cartridge if the carrtidge shell was manufactured prior to the recent time that hp began coding the electrics on the same type cartridges. This can also happen if you are using "compatibles". If this is the case, try buying original new hp carts. If that is what you already have, return the cart to the store as defective and as for a replacement.

Posted on Apr 29, 2010

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