Bogus Ink Stink

from the terrorists-and-organized-crime-oh-my! dept

Who knew the printer ink business was so nasty? It's well known that printer companies make their money on the ridiculously high margins from selling the actual inkjet cartridges - and not the printers themselves. This is why they work hard to convince people not to buy third-party ink cartridges. In some cases they even try to force you to only use their own ink cartridges. Lexmark is even suing a company that reverse engineered a chip that forces their printers to only use their ink. However, beyond third-party ink cartridges, there is (apparently) an even bigger problem for the printer companies: counterfeit ink. Apparently, a relatively large percentage of ink cartridges sold that appear to be legitimate cartridges are actually fakes. They are often found online, but they're increasingly showing up in retail establishments too. While I'm sure the scary warnings about these cartridges (they'll break your printer! they'll come half full! they'll spray ink everywhere!) might be true in some cases, a lot of this article appears like FUD from the printer companies. They even go so far to accuses terrorists, along with organized crime, for running the counterfeit operations - though, when pressed, they admit they haven't been able to establish the terrorist link. The real issue is probably that the printer companies are charging too much for their ink cartridges (these days, a single ink cartridge replacement costs almost as much as the printer itself). There wouldn't be quite the same market for counterfeit goods if the printer makers didn't artificially inflate the price so much.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 2nd, 2003 @ 11:01am

    Bogus Ink


    "The real issue is ... printer companies are charging too much for their ink cartridges .... There wouldn't be quite the same market for counterfeit goods if the printer makers didn't artificially inflate the price so much."

    Yup. The ridiculous manufacturers margins on name brand ink cartridges provides the environment that makes counterfeit cartridges equally if not even more profitable for retailers/resellers and a seeming bargin for printer owners.

    I've probably never bought a counterfeit cartridge simply because the only time I ever bought a name brand cartridge was when I failed to plan ahead and ran out of ink on a Sunday afternoon and had to print up a report for a Monday morning meeting. (It really pained me to spend $20+ for one black ink cartridge!)

    Two weeks ago I stocked up at a computer show. A bundle of 3 black+3color cartridges for my Epson 760 was $14.00! I bought two bundles for $28.00, tax included. vs $20+ for one black ink cartridge at a dealer. I've used this same "brand" before and have never had a problem with either the cartridges or quality of the color/ink. Sorry Epson, you are the biggest contributor to the problem.

    It'll be interesting to see how PC World's follow-up on compatible cartridges read.

     

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    Oliver Wendell Jones, Jul 2nd, 2003 @ 11:06am

    Ah, irony...

    I click on the reply link and what pops up at the bottom of the new page? An add for cheap inkjet cartridges... :-)

    The problem with printer manufacturers is that they've basically painted themselves into a corner. In an effort to increase the demand for cartridges, they've been dumping printers at ridiculously low prices the past few years. They then include half-full cartridges with the printer so that you will soon need to replace the cartridge with one of their expensive refills.

    The only way to get out of this situation is to raise the price of their printers so they can reduce the cost of their cartridges - but, it's much like the airline industry where everybody wants to raise fares but everyone is afraid to do until someone else admits defeat and raises fares, then suddenly all the competition jumps on the higher fares bandwagon and follows along. Then a few months later when profits have started dropping off again due to decreased sales, everybody stands around and waits for one brave company to drastically cut fares and then they all follow suite again.

    The printer companies are in that same boat waiting for someone to show some guts and raise their printer prices so they can all follow suit.

    I started advising printer buyers away from Lexmark a few years back when they started drastically cutting printer prices because I saw what was happening with their cartridge costs.

    Where I work, we have a deal with a national office supply company, and twice a year we're allowed to show our work ID and qualify for 12% off of anything in the store. I went to use my discount to pick up replacement Lexmark cartridges for a friend and the difference in cost between the printer and the two cartridges it used was less than $10. Does that mean that the printer only costs $10 to manufacture? I don't think so...

     

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    Anonymous, Jul 2nd, 2003 @ 2:36pm

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    About a month ago, The Inquirer ran a story (http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=9220) about the built-in expiration date on HP print cartridges. There is an IC built into the carts that permanently disables the cartridge a set number of days after the manufacture date, even if there is plenty of ink left. No wonder 3rd party ink is so popular!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 3rd, 2003 @ 3:47am

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    As with many Inquirer stories that is not true

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 5th, 2003 @ 9:05pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Read the label. HP cartiridges have an expiration date after which they won't work.

     

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    Gregg Schrader, Aug 9th, 2003 @ 1:22pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Your wrong. They do expire. Only way I have found is to set date back a year or so.

    Its a hassle but it works.

     

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    MadPrinterUser, Mar 21st, 2004 @ 6:44am

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Yes it is true... My HP14 black and color cartridges just informed me that they were expired (one a couple of days after the other). Here's is a way to get around it without too much hassle.

    http://www.interex.org/insidehp/articles/insidehp02.04.03.html

    End Around: Chicago Tribune reporter Jim Coates wrote that his HP printer quit on him one day, telling him that the black ink cartridge had expired. A spare ink cartridge yielded the same results. HP support told Coates that the printer software reads a date code on cartridges and blocks their use after a set length of time. He was told the block could not be bypassed. But it can: "The best way to defeat such a software scheme that uses a computer's internal clock to enforce software copy protection or check expiration dates is to set the computer to a past year when the days of the week for every month fall on the same dates as this year," Coates wrote. "Do this and your calendar continues to be accurate, and you fool the enforcers. The pattern of dates associated with specific days usually rotates every six or 11 years and always every 28 years. So, the 1997 calendar is exactly like the 2003 calendar, and so is the 1975 one. Set your clock/calendar to either year to fool the printer cartridge expiration-date check."

     

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    AngryAtHP, Jul 21st, 2004 @ 12:00pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP Officejet d135 All-In-One printer. My black ink cartridge is over 80% full, yet I'm getting the "black ink cartridge expired" error message. I have tried the following methods:
    1) the Jim Coates procedure by changing the year from July 2004 to July 1999 since the days of the week matched. I did this on the printer and the computer.
    2) power rebooted both the printer and computer.
    3) removed and re-installed the HP printer software.

    None of these methods stopped that dreaded error message. Am I doing something wrong?

    I'm so mad that if I have to purchase replacement cartridges, they won't be HP cartridges. And my next printer won't be a HP either.

    I've been told that OEM's have dropped prices on their printers because they make up the profit loss through the ongoing sales of over-priced ink cartridges. I'm starting to believe this.

     

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    John Robertson, Jun 5th, 2005 @ 11:47am

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    Thank you so much for the info on how to defeat the cartridge expiration date. It is a simple solution, but I was befuddled. I was extrememly pissed that I had purchased the expensive OEM cartridge only to have HP essentially steal it from me by have it expire while it was perfectly functional. When I bought my HP 2250TN, they failed to inform me that there would be a penalty levied against me if I failed to use it enough.

     

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    Mikis, Dec 7th, 2005 @ 7:18pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I tried that. I set the date 11 yrs. back. It did not work!

    The only thing that works for me (with my HP Photosmart 7350) is a procedure where you cover specific contacts in the back of the cartridge.

    I anyone is intested send me an e-mail and I'll attach the procedure

     

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    Kosmas Geo. Synadinos, Dec 7th, 2005 @ 7:31pm

    Re: Ah, irony..._Bulk INK is the answer!

    It is imagine how few people do not know how to use BULK INK to refill their ungodly expensive cartridges sold by these immoral printer manufacturers.

    I have no problem for them to make a LOT of profit. What drives me up the wall is their greed!


    PLEASE go to:
    http://www.theprinterinkwarehouse.com/

    and see if they have BULK INK for your printer.
    I'm a retired engineer and have talked to a number of people who either are affraid to try or they do not know how to READ the supplied instructions, for cartridge refilling, so as not to make a mess of their hands, clothes, etc.
    I have been refilling cartridges for about 2 yrs now. I am involved in EVENT VIDEOGRAPHY and use a lot of color printing...

     

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    M Flex, Dec 21st, 2005 @ 9:34pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hello, I am looking for the fix on the 7350 ink cartridge... I just got my tri color filled and although it prints from my memory card... my mac G4 keeps telling me the color cart is empty.. Please help ...Thanks in advanced

     

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    Tom Pilkington, Dec 22nd, 2005 @ 9:57pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like very much to know the procedure you use to trick the HP ink cart expiration date. Thanks Tom

     

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    Mel, Feb 5th, 2006 @ 8:09am

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Yes I have the same problem with my caarts.Nice people we buy from huh? Please send me the info on the cart contacts you spoke of.Thanks.. Mel

     

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    Jane Braun, Feb 16th, 2006 @ 7:58pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please let me know the procedure to trick the HP ink cart expiration date

     

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    Jonathan Quon, Feb 17th, 2006 @ 2:46pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Did your unit complain about 'expired' OR 'failed' ink cart? I'd like to see the 'how to' on the contact cover procedure. Can you send it to:

    jquon@archnet.com

    Thanks,
    Jonathan

     

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    Hilary, Mar 11th, 2006 @ 4:55pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like to know the procedure you mention to cover specific contacts on the back of the cartridge. Thanks,
    Hilary

     

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    Shane, Mar 19th, 2006 @ 8:53am

    Ill never own another HP product

    I have an HP d145 which I was talked into buying, and, foolish as I was, I thought, since it was pretty pricey, that it would last and be a good investment. WRONG! I mainly wanted it as a fax. It had 2 cartridges like trays for paper and the auto feeder tray on top I liked. THAT was what I was sold on...I didnt even care if it connected to the PC...Sometimes I make copies...Not often....SO...I get alot of faxes, but now, since the color cart has expired This machine is rendered TOTALLY USELESS!!! They reason that, if allowed to run dry ,the machine would be damaged.. SO WHAT...ITS MY DAMN MACHINE. I PAID GOOD MONEY FOR IT...LET ME BREAK IT ...because HP, in their thoughtfulness, of wanting to hold our hand and be sure we dummies wouldnt break our toys,..Well they essentially had the same result!! .I HAVE A MACHINE THAT DOESNT WORK....
    Oh but wait...simply go out an purchase some NEW HP INK, an investment of a small fortune,.printheads, carts...
    HP is simply greedy and sees their customers as idiots.

    So...does anyone know a way to override the expire date for the HP 14 carts...I refilled them and got IDS errors...got a fix for that ( THANKS!) then there was no red even though cart full....So again researched and Joila! SOAKED the magenta print head in windex....But wait...when I reinstalled it...Got an Expirery for the black...JEEZ!...So I set the date back...to a year before the expiration on the cart and everything worked fine !!!! The days of the week didnt even match...But then I foolishly installed the d145 software because ...well cuz I was stupid... And it still printed fine...I dont print a large volume everyday ..and actually did not use it at all for a few weeks (A competitors printer maybe?) Then, sneakily, the HP software told MY machine the real date and Now I have a big ugly LOUD and virtually USELESS waste of money electronics device...
    HP makes it so that NOTHING works ..EVEN THE FEATURES THAT DONT REQUIRE PRINTING....SCAN PERHAPS? I THINK NOT...Transfer photos.? Guess again...So again...I have full ink cartridges that I thouroughly cleaned and reprimed and had working beautifully...and somehow HP robs me of my right to use MY MACHINE the way I see fit but because they are a scandalous greedy company...I MUST purchase overpriced and low quality ink and seperate printheads to boot regardless of EVERYTHING was WORKing FINE AND had just been refilled and cleaned . I AM FUMING MAD ...CAN YOU TELL? Its getting worse for the consumer with DRM etc etc...You know I think once I pay for something ...ITS MINE. But they change that more and more everyday...HELL YES TRADE MUSIC WITH FRIENDS AND DVDS AND ANYTHING ELSE...LOOK at the way these people live and they whine on a few less CDs sold..They collude with each other and keep the prices VERY OVERPRICED and then complain when sales slump because " piracy" BS...I bought the CD or the ALBUM ...If I recorded a cassette for my car or gave to a friend....Im not paying again and again!...Sorry I digresss....WHEW! So please ...am I out of luck with this...Date on PC setback and still nothing...Now each will be expiring 1 by 1 so am I doomed to throwing this junker away ...Ill buy a new one before investing $200 for ink! Thanks HP!

     

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    Sheila, Mar 30th, 2006 @ 6:28am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I am interested in the procedure.
    Thanks

     

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    Sheila, Mar 30th, 2006 @ 6:30am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I am interested in the procedure.
    Thanks

     

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    Ed Rhindress, Apr 6th, 2006 @ 12:18pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Guess what - It is true - I'm here with my HP Business Inkjet 2230 printer that is showing my "Yellow ink cartridge expired" and it is still over 1/2 full. I can print out a demo page and it looks perfect but my printer will not let me print anything else.

    In Canada these ink cartridge cost $35-$50. The printer needs four of them to work. There are also separate printer heads (four) that also cost over $35 each. If they all go at the same time it costs les to buy a new $300 printer.

    These prices are a joke...these companies are making a 1000% profit. More power to people making and selling counterfeit ink cartridges.

    When are we all going to start demanding fair prices???

    I'm going on ebay after I'm done to look at buying cheap (fake) ink cartridges.

     

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    Neil, Apr 9th, 2006 @ 9:23am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP cp1700. It uses #10 and #11 carts. One for each color. They have expired!!! Help - I can't afford to print my newsletter without refilling these carts.
    The contacts seem to be on the printheads not the carts. Which contacts to cover to once again use this printer that I have over $800.00 invested in?????
    You can sometimes recover a dried out printhead by soaking the head in a weak solution of Iso Propol Alcohol and a drop or two of dishwishing liquid.

     

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    Bart Perkins, Apr 17th, 2006 @ 6:30am

    Please send me the procedure
    thanks

     

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    Neil G. Wallace, Apr 21st, 2006 @ 8:58am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please email me the procedure for fixing expired carts.
    Thank you fvery very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, May 2nd, 2006 @ 6:21pm

    HP14 expired cartridges

    please send me the procedure, thanks!


    m.hurtt@comcast.net

     

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    haiki, May 10th, 2006 @ 8:48am

    Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    I don't know where to start? But what Anonymous had posted is true!. But my argument, however, is not with the ink cartridge, it's with the printer......and Hewlett Parkard!



    Think about any ink cartridge, for example, HP ink cartridge that has a warranty. Bad ink cartridge, color bad, light ink which appears watery, what-ever, they give you another one. That's the way a warranty works. You buy a recycled ink cartridge, with no HP warranty. It may work momentarily, but then you get these same printer messages, remove cartridge. Why should my printer shut down after purchasing a recycled ink cartridge? But then if you buy an HP ink cartridge, your printer is up and running again. Or until that time HP thinks you have printed long enough, even if you have plenty of ink. HP forces you, according to HP predetermined usage, in order for your printer to work, to buy their ink cartridges, or HP will shut your printer down. A tying arrangement!



    Don't focus on the ink cartridge, focus on the fact HP, and other printer manufacturers, stopping your printer from working. Because of some silly game they are playing of cheating customers before the ink runs out, or wrong ink standards, or what-ever. I say, go ahead send these stupid printer messages, but don't stop my printer from working. This is anti-competitive, and in violation of anti-trust laws.



    As I wrote to HP president Mr. Hurd, "I installed new cartridges, color, and black. Printed a test page. Following day, "remove both cartridges." I uninstalled and installed both cartridges for half a day. Hoping it was a fluke that could be corrected. I thought it was not a cartridge problem but some internal connection, because, for the first time, it asked, remove both cartridges. I took the whole printer apart. Reset connections hoping to make better electrical contact. Same problem, same message, ‘remove both cartridges’. No where in all your HP, Compaq information does it say I can not use other manufacturers ink, or print cartridges. In fact, HP’s Monica Sarkar indicates I can. You give me the answer? Is it, I can not use other cartridges? Therefore, if that is so, the fact is, HP restricts further use my printer? When I took apart my printer, I could have damaged it in someway. Luckily that did not happen. But, you see because HP does not mention the fact that other manufacturers cartridges, or ink products, for what-ever reason, does not allow me to use a perfectly good printer, what can happen? Why is this so? I note that you [HP] recycle cartridges and reuse them. What is the difference between your recycling and another manufacturers recycling? As I have seen there is no noticeable difference in the quality that I need. People make quality choices in life, every day, but HP doesn’t believe that should be so. "



    What would have been the cost, of my bringing my printer in to be repaired? Perhaps many others have. Most likely the technician may not have told me of the restrictions imposed by HP, and put in two new HP cartridges, and received a handsome profit for doing nothing but replace print cartridges. All because of some dirty little secret. I am upset that I could have ruined my printer. Why would I take my printer apart? Because I believed it was the printer. I am not an electrical technician, but I figured if the printer is a fault, and I need to buy a new printer, I might as well take my best shot at trying to fix it myself.



    Rather than printer instructions that keep saying remove cartridges, which I did for half a day or more, why couldn’t HP be honest and just say, WARNING, I’m sorry, but HP has determined you have printed enough, and our policy is to shut down your printer until you purchase new HP printer cartridges. Do not take apart your printer. It’s not your printer. Do not purchase other ink cartridge brands, or ink refills, we will just shut down your printer until compliance has been met.



    To be perfectly clear



    Hewlett Packard recycles their ink cartridges by promoting that HP cartridges be returned for recycling, using a self addressed, stamped envelope. Allowing HP, through their “refurbishing and reselling” effort to conserve resources, using the various recycling facilities of manufacturers around the world contracted by HP. Thus, the mere fact that there also are other recyclers available to refurbish, and recycle ink cartridges, but except for lower cost, and the free choice of the consumer, HP has restricted the consumer the full use, and the operation of HP printers.



    Smith and Roberson’s Business Law, ninth edition. West Publishing. Chapter 43; ANTITRUST.

    “Characterizing a type of restraint as per se illegal therefore has a significant effect on the prosecution of an antitrust suit. In such a case, the plaintiff need only show that the type of restraint occurred, she does not need to prove that the restraint limited competition.....Tying arrangements. A tying arrangement occurs when the seller of a product, service, or intangible (the "tying" product) conditions its sale on the buyers purchasing a second product, service, or intangible (the "tied" product) from the seller....Because tying arrangements limit buyers' freedom of choice and may exclude competitors, the law closely scrutinizes such agreements.”



    "Hewlett Packard has, unbeknownst to customers who purchased HP printers (tying product), tied as a condition, the purchase of new HP ink cartridges (tied product), or HP recycled ink cartridges, through the use illegal anti-competitive consumer practices. "The problem is not the cartridges but HP, and your anti-competitive policies. HP prevents me from using my printer. I was forced to buy new HP cartridges, in order for my printer to work. Thanks Mr. Hurd for the opportunity of allowing me to write to you my letter of complaint. This letter will be forwarded to the proper authorities for follow up."



    After all, what are we talking about, it's a ball point pen refill morphed into a printer ink cartridge. It’s a recycled auto part! Again, I say Hewlett Packard, and the rest of the conspirators, play your silly games by cheating consumers on ink cost, and supplies. I say go ahead! But don’t stop me from the use of my printer.



    I have 6 ink cartridges, I can't use. They are mine, I paid for them. If I wanted to use grape wine as ink, that is my choice. Grape wine is not an HP patent. Why then can I not operate my printer on grape wine, and why would HP shut my printer down? (Perhaps someday HP will drag somebody into court over grape wine ink)



    I received a reply to my letter from HP. They asked that I telephone them. You see, they didn't have the guts to put in writing what their lawyers would have told me, if I had called them.

     

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    Kevin Egan, May 22nd, 2006 @ 8:19am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me your solution to defeat the self-expiring printer cartridge.

    Thanks!

     

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    john, May 22nd, 2006 @ 4:29pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i would like the procedure for covering the contacts on the hp14-please send it to me

     

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    chuck, Jun 2nd, 2006 @ 7:35pm

    Hi, I would like the procedure for covering the contacts also. Thanks!

     

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    Casskhav, Jun 3rd, 2006 @ 11:21pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Mikis, Please send me the procedure. Thanks!

     

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    AMC, Jun 8th, 2006 @ 5:20pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    We have an HP 2250 -- and I'd appreciate the procedure for resetting the expiration date. Please send me the procedure!

     

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    mebs, Jun 9th, 2006 @ 8:37am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please let me know how to cover the specific contcts in the back of my hp 7350 cartridge
    thanks

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2006 @ 10:18pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi,
    Please send me the information to cover the
    contacts for the HP-14 cartridge. Thanks in
    advance!

     

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    Susan, Jun 11th, 2006 @ 7:44am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a hp psc 1310 and i would like to get the procedure for covering the contacts, thank you.

     

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    Vikki Dullinger, Jun 14th, 2006 @ 7:34pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you please send the procedure for covering contacts

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 15th, 2006 @ 8:54am

    Very well written and very true

     

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    morlmark, Jun 20th, 2006 @ 9:37am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Your offer to share information on covering the contacts on refilled HP ink cartidges would certainly be useful to me, as I'm unhappy about the prices of cartridges here in Canada, and the difficulties with refills. Thanks... hoping to hear from you, Morley.
    (My rinter is an hp 932c)

     

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    rs, Jun 23rd, 2006 @ 8:52am

    HP 2250 tn

    I would like to know how to defeat an expired cyan cartridge in this printer (hp 2250tn)

     

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    Marked, Jun 27th, 2006 @ 9:26am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like the procedure to use my "expired" cartridge.

    Thanks.

     

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    Jo, Jul 3rd, 2006 @ 9:03pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    If you could send me the procedure please?

     

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    Bob Jenness, Jul 5th, 2006 @ 7:33am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the contact covering details for type 15, 78, 56, 57, and 58 cartridges.

     

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    Nancy, Jul 5th, 2006 @ 8:55am

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    Resetting the time didn't work. Please tell me what contacts to cover.

     

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    ra friedberg, Jul 7th, 2006 @ 7:27pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please email me he fix for expired HP cartridges.

     

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    John, Jul 8th, 2006 @ 3:10am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like this procedure as well please. Can you email it to me? fyrbrds@(netscape.net) without the parenthesis.

     

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    TexanLee, Jul 14th, 2006 @ 6:53pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Distructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the information to cover the
    contacts for the HP-14 cartridge.

    Thank you!!!

     

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  46.  
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    jim, Jul 16th, 2006 @ 8:42am

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the fix for HP's expiring cartriges Cartreige No 14

     

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    Mel, Jul 17th, 2006 @ 5:01am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi,

    If you have the procedure for the HP 14, I would be very gratefull. Thanks in advance.

    Mel

     

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  48.  
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    John, Jul 18th, 2006 @ 6:44pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi Mikis,

    I too would really appreciate knowing which contacts to cover in order to get past the expiration on the #14 cartridges in my HP C 1600 printer.

    Best to you,

    jc

    (jbclem1@charter.net)

     

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  49.  
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    Nancy, Jul 21st, 2006 @ 11:44am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send instructions on how to bypass expiration
    date on full HP cartridges.
    Thank you, Nancy

     

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  50.  
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    norman enriquez, Jul 22nd, 2006 @ 8:18am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    can you send me the procedure on how to bypass the bloody ink exoired message.what contact do i need to cover,thanks

     

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  51.  
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    Tonya, Jul 22nd, 2006 @ 1:32pm

    HP 14 Cartridges

    Please send me instructions on how to bypass the expiration dates on both HP14 black and tri-color cartridges so that they will work. I am using these in a HP 7140xi all in one

     

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    Malka, Jul 26th, 2006 @ 1:32am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have an HP psc 750 printer and would like to get the procedure for covering the contacts on the back of the cartridges # 15 (black) and # 78 (color) . It is very much appreciated, thanks.

     

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    Ted, Jul 28th, 2006 @ 8:45am

    HP 11 Cartridges

    Please send me the procedure to block the date check on un-expired (full) cartridges for my HP 2230, which pins do I have to cover? Thanks in advance for your assistance. Also have full cartridges that say they are empty, any way of bypassing this challenge. You assistance is appreciated

     

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  54.  
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    JR Deahl, Jul 30th, 2006 @ 11:18am

    Lasers

    I got so sick of all the inkjet printers I switched to lasers.

     

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  55.  
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    Lorenzo, Aug 1st, 2006 @ 6:46am

    I have an HP 2230, in three continuos days an expired the three cart. I need the procedure...... thanks

     

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  56.  
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    Joan, Aug 1st, 2006 @ 8:48am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you please send the procedure on covering the contacts of the HP printer cartridge?

    HP inkjet 2280tn

    Thanks!

     

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  57.  
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    Marie, Aug 5th, 2006 @ 6:33am

    Expried cartridge messages

    I have full cartridges and bought a new one still telling me that it is expired. I want the procedure to by pass this.

     

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    kelvin, Aug 7th, 2006 @ 5:24pm

    cover contacts to reuse print cartridge

    Hi~! Could you send me the procedure for covering the contacts please. My printer is cp1700. I really need it.

    echotooth@hotmail.com

     

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    Old Coot, Aug 8th, 2006 @ 2:23pm

    Also would like reset procedure

    Would appreciate your forwarding me the procedure. Thanks in advance.

    llewellyninspections@yahoo.com

     

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  60.  
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    Kay Stack, Aug 10th, 2006 @ 5:48am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hope you are still responding to people's requests after a year and a half, but I would like to know how to cover those contacts as well - to save our poor school district a lot of money.

    Thank you.

     

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  61.  
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    Wil, Aug 14th, 2006 @ 1:08pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Distructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP Business inkjet 2230. I would appreciate an email on how to get past the cartridge expired message on a full cartridge.

    Thank you

     

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  62.  
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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 15th, 2006 @ 3:48am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure for blocking the pins on a 27 cartridge

     

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    ED, Aug 15th, 2006 @ 7:55pm

    hp14

    Please send me the information to cover the
    contacts for the HP-14 cartridge.

     

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  64.  
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    Frustrated, Aug 16th, 2006 @ 3:02am

    HP CP1700 Cartridges

    I need to know the procedure for resetting the expired message.

    Thanks

     

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    jesushchrist, Aug 18th, 2006 @ 9:33am

    HP Cartridges defeat instructions

    I don't know why the poster of the "cure" for HP cartridge expiration dates didn't just post it in the forum instead of requiring all these personal requests to be made. Maybe it makes him feel important and powerful to be in posession of such great knowledge. Personally, I think it's childish or perhaps just a joke he's playing on everyone to get his jollies.

     

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    bogard chang, Aug 18th, 2006 @ 11:03pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i have the same photosmart as yours, how do you reset or bipass the printer sensor after i refilled my ink cartridge so that the printer will recognize the ink is full?

    please reply
    thank you

    bogard

     

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  67.  
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    James King, Aug 22nd, 2006 @ 10:42am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd like to have the 'how to' on the contacts cover procedure for a HP cp1700 inkjet printer. Please send to:

    soma@somagardens.com

    Thanks,
    James

     

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    Patricia, Aug 23rd, 2006 @ 8:31pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please let me know the procedure to cover the contacts. Changing the date worked for one of the cartridges on my HP Business Inkjet 2300, but not for others. I have a full yellow cartridge that shows empty.

    Thank you

     

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  69.  
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    Matthew Do, Aug 26th, 2006 @ 10:15am

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure.

    Thanks in advance

     

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    Matthew Do, Aug 26th, 2006 @ 10:47am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    it is me again. I have hp officejet d135. it uses cartridge # 14. if you have the procedure to disable expiration date of the printer. Please send me the procedure.

    Thanks in advance.

     

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    Chris Lipscomb, Aug 28th, 2006 @ 9:44pm

    expired cartridges

    I'd like to have the 'how to' on the contacts cover procedure for a HP cp1700 inkjet printer. My cartridges keep reading expired. We are a bush Alaska school with NO extra money to spend!
    Thanks,
    Chris

     

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    Carl Collins, Aug 30th, 2006 @ 7:14pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP officejet d135 and they have the 14 ink cartridges in them. I was wondering which contacts I need to cover to get them to work. My color isn't working right now, but I replaced it with a new cartrige that was purchased a while back. Thanks for any information about this.

    Carl Collins

     

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    Carl Collins, Aug 30th, 2006 @ 7:19pm

    HP 14 ink Catridges

    I have a HP officejet d135 and they have the 14 ink cartridges in them. I was wondering which contacts I need to cover to get them to work. My color isn't working right now, but I replaced it with a new cartrige that was purchased a while back. Thanks for any information about this.

    Carl Collins

    My e-mail address is ccollins1@zionsbank.com

     

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    john leckie, Aug 31st, 2006 @ 9:40am

    HP Cart Expire

    Hi
    Could someone please send me any procedure for expired carts on the hp 2250 printer as it's getting to the stage im going to throw it out the window.

    Many Thanks
    John

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 31st, 2006 @ 2:36pm

    wow, it started on july 2003, it's now aug 2006, and people still have the same problem with hp cartridges, i mean, does hp have no shame!!??

     

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    T conway, Sep 2nd, 2006 @ 4:03pm

    Please send me the procedure for the expired Carts

    Please send me the procedure for the expired Carts
    Thanks

    Tim

     

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  77.  
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    TSmith, Sep 3rd, 2006 @ 2:09pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd like to have the procedure too please. I have the hp 14 ink cartridges.

    Thank you.

     

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    Chadford, Sep 4th, 2006 @ 12:30pm

    Please send instructions

    Please send instructions on how to bypass "expired cartridge" messgae for the Business inkjet 2230. Your help is very much appreciated.

     

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  79.  
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    stan, Sep 7th, 2006 @ 10:24am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would really appreciate any help in defeating the "cartridge expire" scam. My 7110 uses a #14 cartridge.
    Thanks

     

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    Bernard Kastner, Sep 9th, 2006 @ 12:37am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please advise how to reset ink cartridges

     

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    Cootee, Sep 10th, 2006 @ 4:23am

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Yes, please send instructions on how to override or reset the #14 black print cartridge expiration date!

    Thanks so much.

     

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    Antonio, Sep 11th, 2006 @ 12:12pm

    Expired cartridges

    Hello! did anyone get the procedure?
    Please email it to me!
    Thanks!

    agosset1@yahoo.com

     

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    Steve, Sep 15th, 2006 @ 5:01pm

    Expired & low ink messages

    Hello,
    Anybody out there got a fix for HP 14 black ink cartridge on a officejet 7130xi. I refill my cartridge and it works for a while then says I am low then out of ink, even though the cartridge is full. I have tried 3 refilled cartridges all with the same results. Thank You in advance for any help you can provide.

    Steve

     

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  84.  
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    Randy, Sep 19th, 2006 @ 9:52am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi, Could you give me the proceedure to override the expired ink cart.
    Thank you

     

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    Connie, Sep 20th, 2006 @ 8:42am

    HP Business Inkjet 2230 expired cartridges

    Pleez help!!!
    I have the HP 2230 for the backup printer in my office so it doesn't get used much. My cartridges expired so my printer doesn't work. Does anyone have the fix on this aside from setting the date back on the computer? Thank you...

     

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    rudolf, Sep 21st, 2006 @ 5:27pm

    please send instructions to bypass expiration date

    Please send me instructions on how to bypass the expiration dates on both HP14 black and tri-color cartridges so that they will work. I am using these in a HP 7110 all in one

     

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    henry, Sep 22nd, 2006 @ 9:49am

    Re: Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    I have stopped buying from the manufacturers all together and now I get all of my ink cartridges from InkReplacement.com and have been really pleased. I have purchases several different ink cartridges there and all of them have been significantly cheaper than the manufacturers and the quality is just as good. I really like the site and would recommend it to anyone in the market for ink.

     

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    kevin, Sep 22nd, 2006 @ 7:31pm

    bypass exp. date intructions

    Can you really do this? Can someone please send instructions? I have #10 and 11 cartridges. Just curious as to why the process isn't just posted on here. It seems like a popular request! No more HP printers.

     

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    Herzog, Sep 23rd, 2006 @ 2:24am

    To solve the problem:

    Look here one ideea :http://www.land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/letters/hpPrinters.php

    First, you disconnect the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, you reached inside the printer and carefully remove the battery that is on the left side. You may need to remove the cover of the printer. It works!

     

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  90.  
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    Mike Vaston, Sep 25th, 2006 @ 5:02pm

    Re: To solve the problem: battery removal

    I have determined that removing the battery is THE way to resolve the cart. exp. problem.

    However, I can't find it! I have an HP 7110. I can kinda-sorta get in there on the left side. Any clue as to what I'm looking for (size, color, springs, whatever...)

    Any help at all would be fantastic! Thanks, Mike

     

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  91.  
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    Mike Vaston, Sep 25th, 2006 @ 5:38pm

    Re: To solve the problem: battery removal, cartidg

    Replying to my own post: I resolved the problem of HOW TO OVERRIDE THE CARTRIDGE EXPIRATION DATE PROBLEM via battery removal on the HP7110. Works like a charm.
    Photos can be found at:
    http://www.land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/letters/hpPrinters.php
    (along with lots of scathing comments that are fun to read.)
    The battery is like a large watch battery, bit smaller than a quarter. There is a clip on it. Simply slide the battery toward 2 o'clock. And voilà. I didn't bother replacing it, as I don't need a correct date for faxing on my machine. You will still get low-ink messages, but no cartridge expiration message. Also not necessary to remove the front left panel. Simply reach in. Good luck and enjoy fixing a corporate idiot's wagon.
    Keywords for google searching:
    HP 7110, hewlett packard, 7110, cartidge expiration, override, battery removal, battery location

     

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    john, Sep 28th, 2006 @ 4:41pm

    Re: Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    Personally, I only buy ink from third-party companies. I don't see the point in paying for the expensive name brand stuff when it is all the same. I have purchased several ink cartridges for my Canon printer from www.inkreplacement.com and I have been really pleased. As long as you find a reliable and legitimate online supplier there is no more risk in using generic ink than name brand, and it costs a lot less money.

     

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    Kits Dane, Oct 2nd, 2006 @ 3:58am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the information.

    Thank you.

     

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    OverklocK, Oct 2nd, 2006 @ 3:43pm

    Please send me the information also please. Thanx in advance

     

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    JASON, Oct 4th, 2006 @ 6:52pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send instructions on how to bypass "expired cartridge" messgae for the Business inkjet 2230. Your help is very much appreciated

     

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    JR, Oct 9th, 2006 @ 7:18pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Can anyone please send me the instructions for an HP 2230. Thanks a lot. jrmarrder2@hotmail.com

     

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    Inkless in Denver, Oct 15th, 2006 @ 1:44pm

    HP 7350

    Well, I tore apart my HP 7350...not sure if I'll get it back together. All in the name of exploration and frugality. I couldn't find a battery. Does anyone know if this model has a battery? If not, does anyone have any ideas for this model? Thanks
    elliott@aarayah.com

     

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    Aaron, Oct 16th, 2006 @ 8:33am

    Supply expired on my D135xi

    I'd like to have the procedure too please. I have the hp 14 black and white and color ink cartridges running on a d135xi.

    Thanks very much in advance for your reply.

     

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    Bud Baker, Oct 17th, 2006 @ 2:20pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    HP d145. Remove button battery momentarily in printer and the printer date will change to Jan 1 0000. Expired carts work fine after doing so. It worked on mine. (Hint, open service door to expose carts, stick your head in and look hard to the left and down a bit and you'll see the battery).

     

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    Jerry, Oct 18th, 2006 @ 6:52am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please let me know which contacts.

     

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    Bob Braxton, Oct 22nd, 2006 @ 9:19am

    HP printer expiration

    I have HP business inkjet 1100; HP 10 and 11 printer cartridges. Please send me the fix.

    Thanks

     

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  102.  
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    George, Oct 24th, 2006 @ 12:14pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    how do we reoslve the problem of expire ink?
    thanks!

    George

     

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    George, Oct 24th, 2006 @ 12:14pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    how do we reoslve the problem of expire ink?
    thanks! hp officejet d135

    George

     

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    truthisgood, Oct 25th, 2006 @ 8:24am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Nice idea but it did not work. I reset the date on my HP d135 and it still recognized my 2004 cartridge as expired.

     

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    Bob A, Oct 25th, 2006 @ 12:26pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I know it has been a while, however, if you'd send me the procedure, I would appreciate it.

    I even tried a NEW cartridge in my d145 and it still would not work.

    Thanks.

     

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  106.  
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    Luan Chen, Oct 26th, 2006 @ 4:06pm

    Re: Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    I am glad to read these complaints about HP printers. We have two HP printers, DeskJet 672C and HP OficeJet Pro. My husband bought eight non HP ink cartridges and tried to replace old ones from the printers. He kept on getting messages of "incorrect installation". We spent so much time in blaming on those cartridges but acturally should be on HP. Are HP inkjet cartridges patterened? If not, should'nt they warn the buyers about malfunctioning caused by replacing with non HP ink cartridges? I think HP is unethically wasting buyers time and money,who are trying to make best worth of HP printers.

     

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    martin, Oct 30th, 2006 @ 3:40am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I am interested in the procedure for HP56 & 57.
    Thanks

     

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    John, Oct 30th, 2006 @ 11:32am

    Re: To solve the problem: battery removal, cartidg

    This worked like a charm. Even reinstalled the battery and all is well.

     

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    William Park, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:24am

    Expired Cartridges for HP CP 1700 PS

    So I am just another sucker in the long line of people who have perfectly good ink cartrges for the printer, but now do no work because my hp cp1700 says they are expired. Does anybody have the runaround to make the cartridges run again. I know sometime back there was on. Please help?

    Billy

     

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  110.  
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    William Park, Nov 1st, 2006 @ 10:27am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi Mikis do you still have the fix for getting my hp cartridges to work when the damn hp 1700 printer is saying they are expired?

    thanks

    Billy

     

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  111.  
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    Dave Mudry, Nov 6th, 2006 @ 11:37am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Re. response from MIKIS last Dec on covering HP cartridge contacts. I have HP 7110 which uses HP14 Carts and have the same problem as everyone else plus messages saying the print heads need replacing when all was working well right up until shutdown. I would be very pleased to try your procedure...I presume the contacts you are referring to are the four large ones at the back of the carts and the print heads.
    All the best from the real west.

     

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    Citizen of Earth, Nov 6th, 2006 @ 12:57pm

    Resetting Ink Jet Cartridges

    Found this URL on http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/26847. It tells you how to reset ink levels and refill various types of printer cartridges. I had to reset my ink levels on an HP 27 & 28, worked great. http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/inkjet/26847

     

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  113.  
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    wayne, Nov 12th, 2006 @ 11:58am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure. I have a goofy d145 with cinfusing problems.

     

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  114.  
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    Paul Dowd, Nov 18th, 2006 @ 11:10am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would really like to know how to do this, if you still have the info available. regards, Paul. big.dowdy@ntlworld.com

     

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    Paul Dowd, Nov 18th, 2006 @ 11:13am

    HP 14's

    Please let me know how also, cheers. Paul.

     

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  116.  
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    greg, Nov 22nd, 2006 @ 9:06am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Kindly advise procedure to bypass expiration on # 14 hp ink cartridge.

    Thks
    Rgds
    Greg

     

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  117.  
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    Robert, Nov 26th, 2006 @ 12:03pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure on which contacts to cover. I'm desperate. Thanks el-bobr@excite.com

     

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    JJ, Nov 27th, 2006 @ 12:24pm

    Re: HP printer expiration

    I have the Business Jet 1100 and want to know if you ever found a wrok around on the expiry date issue. I have been unable to find any battery in my printer so am at a loss. Can you help?

     

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    BCA, Nov 28th, 2006 @ 4:10pm

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    just remove the clock battery from the printer and put it back in. the clock is reset, the ink works again and the clock will reset next time you go online to hp website

     

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    G A Rudd, Nov 29th, 2006 @ 11:09pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the fix to make expired cartridges work on a cp1700 using hp 10 and hp11 cartridges and printheads.

     

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    George Burgoyne, Nov 30th, 2006 @ 6:48pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me your solution to defeat the self-expiring printer cartridge. Thanks!

     

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    Brian N. O'Neel, Dec 1st, 2006 @ 6:38pm

    Re: Re: To solve the problem: battery removal, car

    Thanks for the great pix ~ took me all of 5 minutes to find a suitable non-conducting material and wedge it between the battery and spring. Ironically enough, I used a the plastic from a duracell battery pack for my Heart Rate monitor chest strap ~ works like a champ.

    We are printing out lyric sheets for a holiday caroling commitment tomorrow with the girl scout troop.

    Brand new cartridges ~ HP 7110,,,, SHEESH

     

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    Tamre Jole, Dec 3rd, 2006 @ 12:43pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like very much to know the procedure you use to trick the HP ink cart expiration date. Thanks!

    I used my printer just once and the cartridges are FULL!!

     

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    Lisa, Dec 3rd, 2006 @ 5:18pm

    How about resetting the expiration on the hp 14 pr

    I am having tremendous problems with resetting the expiration date for the printhead. Does anyone know how to do this and also how to clean the clogged printhead? Thanks

     

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    Jorge, Dec 6th, 2006 @ 4:29am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi.
    I have and HP 2200 printer with No 10 , and colors No 11 Cartridge. Would you send me the procedure to override the expire date
    Thank

     

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    Keith, Dec 10th, 2006 @ 6:27am

    Re: Expired Cartridges for HP CP 1700 PS

    Hi,
    I see I've been suckered too...
    I you still have the info on ink jet reseting could you please send it to me
    Thanking you greatly in advance,
    Keith

     

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    Keith, Dec 10th, 2006 @ 6:34am

    hp 10, 11

    Hi,
    I see I've been suckered too...
    I you still have the info on ink jet reseting could you please send it to me
    Thanking you greatly in advance,
    Keith

     

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    Bdevassy, Dec 12th, 2006 @ 10:19pm

    HP Officejet 7110 Cartrodge # 14

    I have two HP 14 Black cartridges kept aside for sometime and now it is showing supply expired when I try to use. It has an expiration date 2005/06/11 which I noticed only when I faced this problem. Any fix?

     

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    Peter Mutton, Dec 19th, 2006 @ 8:04am

    HP 10 /11 Refillable Cartridges

    Thought that you might all be interested in the following non OEM work around for these chipped cartridges:

    No sponge cartridges set which are specially designed for HP printers that utilize the HP10 C4844a, HP11 C4836a /4837a / 4838a, HP13 C4814 / C4815 / C4817 / C4816 ink cartridges. They are made of clear frosted plastic. You can see the ink level on the inside at a glance. There are no sponges, or bags inside. Each cartridge has an Auto Reset chip. No chip resetter is required. They are brand new, virgin, never used, not recycled or remanufactured which can be used over and over again.

    These cartridges can help you to save lots of money on printing not only black copies but also color copies. You can use your own expensive or most high quality ink in these refillable cartridges.

    Package Includes:

    4 x Clear frosted refillable cartridges
    4 x Latest version auto reset chips
    4 x Special gift - Syringes
    Instructions manual in English.

    These items are currently available via eBay ( I have just ordered a set for my BusinessJet 1100 and can't vouch for them yet)

    see: http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZcis.supply.hkQQhtZ-1

     

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    Kamran Husain, Dec 23rd, 2006 @ 3:24am

    Disable ink checking.

    This only worked ONCE on my hpd145. I cannot seem to get it to work again.

    The menu has to be at its default display, press "cancel" until it displays just the date/time display.

    Press the left-arrow and right-arrow keys at the same time. The display will go blank, then type in 789 on the keypad, it will ask "Disable Ink-level checking 1-Yes 2-No". Press 1 on the keypad and it will disable Black Ink Level Checking.

    Press the right-arrow and left-arrow at the same time again and then enter 456, it will prompt "Disable color ink level checking, 1-Yes, 2-No". Press 1 and it will disable ink-level checking for the color cartridges.

    This worked for about a week till I unplugged the printer. Now it doesn't. Could it be a battery backed setup?

     

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    peace, Dec 25th, 2006 @ 12:28am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    much appreciate it if you could send me the procedure. thx

     

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    frank, Dec 25th, 2006 @ 1:18pm

    Expired day in HP14

    Can you email the procedure to bypass the Expired day problem for HP14. thanks

     

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    mike, Dec 26th, 2006 @ 9:12am

    Expired HP Cartridges Still Full!

    Please e-mail me the procedure for the HP Inkjet 2230

     

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    roly, Dec 29th, 2006 @ 3:45pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please show me your procedure for defeating the ink chips I have tried almost everything with no results
    thanking you in advance
    roly

     

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    Tiffany, Dec 29th, 2006 @ 4:09pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me info on how to make expired cartridges work on a cp1700.

    Thanks!

     

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    HB, Jan 1st, 2007 @ 7:58am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I am very interested in the "Coveirng contacts" procedure - how you have time to send it to yet another request! Thank you in advance!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    mike forster, Jan 2nd, 2007 @ 10:58pm

    Re: How about resetting the expiration on the hp 1

    I have a hp all in one 7130xi.....I removed the thin battery on left side of inside of printer, I put in the reject cartridge (2004 expires) and ho ho! the hp accepted it and went to align printheads. I did not bother putting the battery back in, my hands are too big.....only drawback I found was the printer wont display the date or time...but big deal!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 2nd, 2007 @ 11:05pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    see #138 comment

     

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    G. Cinelli, Jan 9th, 2007 @ 4:59pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you attach the procedure to cover contacts for the inks. I have 2 7110 machines and this is a real hassle. The unit seems to think it's out of ink and it's not FOR SURE. Thanks

     

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    Fritz, Jan 17th, 2007 @ 1:12pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd be like the procedure to disable the date code. I've got 3 cartridges banking on it.

    Fritz

     

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    Jon C Maynard, Jan 18th, 2007 @ 9:08am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi, Could you send the procedure for covering the proper pins. I have a business 2230 Thanks

     

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    Emily, Jan 22nd, 2007 @ 4:33pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    THIS WORKED!! I had no idea why my Hp color ink said it was out. After looking through website to find out what was going on, I saw the article about expiration date( I had no idea this was true). I quickly looked at the date on mine and it had expired 2 days after the expiration (1/17/2007). I changed the clock to 2001-and it works perfectly!

     

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    Dave, Jan 24th, 2007 @ 5:50am

    Expired HP Cartridges

    I have two HP inkjet printers a Busines Inkjet 1100 and an Officejet 7130.
    I would be grateful to learn how to override the expired cartridge date for the 1100 and how to use refilled cartridges in the 7130.
    If you would be so kind please forward any information you can on these printers.
    Thanks
    Dave

     

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    Darren K, Jan 24th, 2007 @ 3:54pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP2500C that tells me my ink levels are low when I know they are not. Maybe it is a expirey problem.

     

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    Rita Brown, Feb 5th, 2007 @ 8:53am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please email me the fix for expired HP cartridges. Thanks,

     

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    Lucas, Feb 6th, 2007 @ 12:29pm

    Re: HP printer expiration

    Hi I also have Businessjet HP 1100 did you get the fix? can you please send to me? mojacar_lm@yahoo.com

     

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    ohmannsen, Feb 7th, 2007 @ 3:20am

    Re: HP printer expiration by Lucas

    I would like to have the procedure too,...
    please..

    kind regards
    Stephan

     

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    Ann R. Key, Feb 7th, 2007 @ 3:23pm

    how to get hp deskjet 5550 to use recycled ink car

    Here's the url for a British website that provides a clear explanation of how to get an hp 5550 deskjet to use recycled inkjet cartridges by covering the contacts. http://www.inktec-uk.co.uk/57_58_reset.htm

     

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    Glenn Pearce, Feb 18th, 2007 @ 12:08am

    Re: HP printer expiration

    Hi Bob Braxton,

    Did you find a solution for your BJ100 cartridge expiry problem.

    Kind regards,
    Glenn.

     

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    Rick, Feb 22nd, 2007 @ 7:22pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please email the contact cove fix for #10 & #11 cartridges. Thank you

     

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    Richard, Feb 23rd, 2007 @ 9:43am

    HP ink cartridge expiration

    I have an HP D135 printer with #14 cartridges.
    Do you have a solution for using refilled, but expired cartridges?

     

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    Troy, Feb 24th, 2007 @ 12:58pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like to know your procedure for defeating the expriation date. Thanks!!

     

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    John Northcote, Feb 25th, 2007 @ 10:17am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please advise on how to override HP's self destructing ink cartridges.

     

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    John Northcote, Feb 25th, 2007 @ 11:29am

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Cartridge Scam.

    Please advise on how to override HP's self destructing ink cartridges,#27,28,56 & 57. My comments on the great HP cartridge rip off are unprintable but the previous letters express my feelings too.

     

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    mark keigi, Feb 27th, 2007 @ 1:37pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i just spent $50 EACH ON BOTH THE CARTRIDGES ONE MONTH AGO AND NOW THEY ARE EXPIRED!!!!! i need help.please send me the procedure.

     

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    John Northcote, Feb 28th, 2007 @ 6:23am

    HP1317

    Can you send me instructions on how to remove or disconnect the button battery from my HP psc 1317 all in one printer PLEASE !!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Ian Mack, Mar 1st, 2007 @ 9:04pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Just found your article. I am using a hp 2200 business inkjet.
    If you have any information on how to fix the expiration date problem I would appreciate your help.
    Yours etc. Ian From Canada

     

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    Fred OBrien, Mar 1st, 2007 @ 9:41pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Yes please send me any info you have. I have a 5550 that I'm having a black cartridge issue with . I replaced it with a new ione but it still says theres a problem. I'm befuddled, I'll try anything. Thanks

     

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    Gerry D, Mar 1st, 2007 @ 10:16pm

    HP 2230 fix

    Damn HP.
    An ink reservoir, barely used gave me the dreaded expired code on the printer and would not print.
    My HP 2230 is on our local LAN via a LAN to Parallel adapter.
    I swapped the reservoir out to one made a few months later.
    Powered it down, contemplated trying to find a battery inside the printer to reset it's date.
    Reconnected everything.
    I reset my date on my computer to 2001.

    IT WORKS.

    But now all my date codes and possibly updates from m-soft may be screwed.

    Will some guru out there please find a pass-through software ditty to stop the send of dates to HP printers so we all can thumb our noses at HP?

    Thanks for letting me rant.

     

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    Gerry D, Mar 1st, 2007 @ 10:28pm

    HP 2230 fix

    Damn HP.
    An ink reservoir, barely used gave me the dreaded expired code on the printer and would not print.
    My HP 2230 is on our local LAN via a LAN to Parallel adapter.
    I swapped the reservoir out to one made a few months later.
    Powered it down, contemplated trying to find a battery inside the printer to reset it's date.
    Reconnected everything.
    I reset my date on my computer to 2001.

    IT WORKS.

    But now all my date codes and possibly updates from m-soft may be screwed.

    Will some guru out there please find a pass-through software ditty to stop the send of dates to HP printers so we all can thumb our noses at HP?

    Thanks for letting me rant.

     

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    Cory, Mar 6th, 2007 @ 12:02pm

    CP1700 fix

    I don't know if this was posted here for the CP1700. I looked through all these messages and tried the date change on my computer which didn't help. I had my cartridges expire and due to the fact that I have a couple other printers that are used more, this one sat.

    Anyway, the battery removal was what allowed my printer to start printing again. It took away the expired notice and left the ink level indicator still there. I didn't replace the battery and as of this writing haven't encountered any issues because of this.

    The battery is located in inside, back, left side of the printer. If you follow the printer head guide bar to the left side you will see the battery under a clip. I simply removed the battery, replugged my printer in and the unit functions perfectly again.

    Anyway, thought someone could use the help as again, I didn't see this model explained above.

    Good luck and F-HP!

     

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    Jon, Mar 18th, 2007 @ 9:43am

    Pull the battery

    Thanks to all!. I own a HP 145 d all in one I pulled the battery and she prints just fine! not too sure what I screwed up by pulling the battery but now I can use up those "old" unopened 14 print cartridges.

     

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    senti, Mar 20th, 2007 @ 6:45pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like to know the procedure for covering up the ocntacts for a HP PSC 1210 (cart #56 and #57)
    Thanks

     

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    Zibnab, Mar 22nd, 2007 @ 12:30am

    Re: HP1317

    Hi,
    Did someone tell you how to do it?
    I have got the same problem

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 22nd, 2007 @ 4:59pm

    Re: Pull the battery

    Yes, worked great for me on my D135

     

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    XoreX, Mar 23rd, 2007 @ 7:21pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Pulling the battery out of my HP D135 worked for the expired ink cartridge.

    It showed a level of 88% full, but didn't work because of the expiration on the ink cartridge.

    Thanks to your post, I can sleep again.

    Thanks for the info on the battery trick...

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 26th, 2007 @ 9:05am

    Re: Re: To solve the problem: battery removal, car

    Taking the battery out and putting it back in worked for me! Thanks for the pictures they were helpful!

     

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    David, Mar 27th, 2007 @ 12:27pm

    Battery pull fool the expiration trick

    I have an HP 2230 that shows the dreaded expiration message. The tanks are full, (hardly used it.), and am not as rich as HP would like me to be....help! Need these cartrideges to work.

    Thanks,
    David

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 28th, 2007 @ 10:39am

    Expiration of ink

    Well,
    I recently returned home from a lengthy 3 year deployment and recovery from injuries incurred. It sure was nice to come home and find out that all my "new" ink cartridges for my Hp d135 are now expired and that was over $100 down the drain. Thanks for your support, HP! I now only a lexmark all-in-one and an HP D135 paperweight!

     

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    Sam, Mar 29th, 2007 @ 4:02pm

    low ink cartridge

    Please send me info on overriding message of low ink on hp inkjet 7140xi!! I bought cartridges in USA and put them in England (you think cartridges are expensive in the US, try London!) but all I get are "low ink" messages and the printer stopped!! HELP PLEASE.

     

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    Ellie, Mar 30th, 2007 @ 10:50pm

    HP 932C cartridge reset procedure

    Hi there. Does anybody know how to reset the cartridges for the HP 932C printer? I have the same battle going on as everybody else. Cartridges have been refilled, even rotated them with 2 others so the first cartridge number is out of the memory. Color cartridge is full, but doesn't want to print. I wish somebody would come up with an empty, generic cartridge that could be refilled indefinitely. I'd buy one in a heartbeat!

     

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    Ferdi, Mar 31st, 2007 @ 8:28am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you please send me the procedure to override the "black cartridge expired" situation?

     

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    Henriks, Mar 31st, 2007 @ 10:04pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the info on covering the contacts to use expired ink. I removed teh battery and that worked, but I'd like to be able to have the date and time remain on the printer.

    Thanks

     

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    henriks, Mar 31st, 2007 @ 10:07pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send a copy of the procedure for covering the contacts to:

    henriks@cox.net.

    Thanks!

     

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    Barry Jenkins, Apr 2nd, 2007 @ 11:13am

    2230 Business inkjet - "Expired etc."

    Nearly full cartridges, "Expired" message - you know the story. Please send "the fix" to -

    music@bicyclewheel.wanadoo.co.uk

    Thanks a lot.

     

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    Geoff, Apr 3rd, 2007 @ 3:50am

    HP expired cartridges work-around

    Hi,

    I've got hp1100d with expired cartridges. I tried the following unsuccesfully:
    1. remove battery - couldn't find one
    2. change line in c:windowshpbj1100.ini (although I can't recall if i restarted so might be worth trying...)
    3. using alternatve print drivers, eg hp2250 - limited success e.g. no duplex, 2 pages on 1 side etc. and the next time I printed after a restart it would just print rubbish.

    What I have got to work is to use the "print to file" option in winXP and then use commandline / batch file to copy it to printer. It's easier than it sounds - I've just found it and done it in 45min. MS have the instructions for win 95/98 here but it pretty much the same in XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/158081

    If you are using USB then you need to enable printsharing and send it that way - see http://askbobrankin.com/printing_a_prn_file.html

    I don't know how this would work in an environment with print queues / simultaneous requests etc.

    Good luck

     

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    Kwartz, Apr 6th, 2007 @ 12:26am

    Re: HP expired cartridges work-around

    Looks like the solution is to make a print server out of an old PC, set its date back a couple of years, install an OS, install applications that do printing, and network it. Copy jobs to it (a newer file date shouldn't be a problem) and have its apps do the printing.

    Good thing we don't have to buy bread from the folks who make toasters!

     

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    David Brown, Apr 9th, 2007 @ 12:47pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Can you tell me how you disable the contacts on your HP ink cartridges to defeat the expiration dates?

    Regards

     

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    David Brown, Apr 9th, 2007 @ 1:37pm

    Please send me the procedure for covering the contacts on my hp 7140xi

    Regards

     

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    Simon, Apr 10th, 2007 @ 4:42am

    Re: Expired HP Cartridges

    Did you get a fix for the expired cartridge date for the 1100 - I have the same problem, could you send me the fix?

    Cheers,
    Simon

     

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    Neil, Apr 10th, 2007 @ 6:51am

    Expired HP Cartridges

    Can you tell me how you disable the contacts on your HP ink cartridges to defeat the expiration dates?

     

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    Pat, Apr 11th, 2007 @ 1:38pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Yes! I'd like to know how to do this! Send me a photo!You are my hero.
    Pat

     

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    jim, Apr 11th, 2007 @ 5:38pm

    Re: Expried cartridge messages

    Can you send me the procedure. I just bought some cartridges for an HP psc 750 and the printer keeps telling me they are no good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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    Dokkie, Apr 16th, 2007 @ 2:13am

    Re: Re: Expried cartridge messages

    just remove the battery left inside your officejet and everything will work
    !!

     

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    Tim, Apr 17th, 2007 @ 7:50am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please, tell me the contacts to cover on the cartridges. I too am upset about this abuse by HP.

    Thanks,

    Tim

     

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    Ken, Apr 17th, 2007 @ 11:15am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I refill my cartridges and have good results but eventually they die. I cannot comprehend how someone has not sued HP if this corrupt policy is actually built into their cartridges. There seems to be no end to the corporate crap that we are exposed to evry time we turn around.

     

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    Michael Heimann, Apr 20th, 2007 @ 5:57pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Changing the date didn't help in my case either. My printer is an
    HP CP 1700 PS Printer and must admit that I hate it. The ink cartridges are half full and I get the expiry message. I try to find a way to outsmart the cartridge problem. How did you solve your problem ?

    Greetings

    Michael

     

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    srfish, Apr 24th, 2007 @ 1:12pm

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Would love to have a procedure where you cover specific contacts in the back of the cartridge.

    I have business inkjet 2230 and the yellow has expired

    Thanks

     

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    Philip H, Apr 24th, 2007 @ 5:30pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have an old HP OffivceJet v45 and I am plagued by this problem (New Zealand). If there is a contact covering solution can someine send it. It mainly happens on BLACK (The 15) which clearly has a shorter expiry date. But I also get this with the colour 78 cartridge. Philip

     

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    Philip H, Apr 24th, 2007 @ 5:33pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Me too! Did you get any info?

    I need it for 15 and 78 too.

    Philip H

     

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    Philip H, Apr 24th, 2007 @ 5:45pm

    Incidentally my e-mail is above

     

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    D_Hall, Apr 25th, 2007 @ 5:59pm

    Re: Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    My HP printer broke within two years when I inserted an HP cartridge and then got the message, "problem with black ink cartridge". I bought another #56 black ink cartridge and the same message. Think something is wrong in the electronic circuits. This is not a very durable product. I am out a bit of cash and not happy.

     

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    Marym, Apr 28th, 2007 @ 10:47am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Does this work for # 14 cart (d145 officejet)? If so, could you send the procedure?
    Much appreciated.

     

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    Harry, May 2nd, 2007 @ 4:15am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you please send me the procedure for covering the contacts on a print cartridge?

    Thanks in advance

    Harry

     

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    dan, May 3rd, 2007 @ 6:41pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    hey could you send me this diagram showing me how to cover the specific contacts on the back of print cartridges to defeat the expiry date? Also do you know of any way of getting a hold of cheaper print heads for this damn all in one HP printer?

     

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    Peter Grafton, May 6th, 2007 @ 4:16am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me details of how to use HP 14 cartridges when they are out of date. I have a HP d145. What a company HP is, will never buy anything made by them again!! Many thanks for your help

     

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    ANDREW, May 7th, 2007 @ 7:45pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could you please send the trick to outsmart the date expiration of the printer cartidges?
    I have a HP 2350 with 97 and 94 cartidges.

     

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    peggy, May 9th, 2007 @ 7:53am

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    yes please email me the solution

     

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    howard, May 9th, 2007 @ 9:49am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    If still available would like the info on covering the contacts. Thxs

     

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    Scott, May 9th, 2007 @ 6:42pm

    Fixing all "expired ink" problems with HP printer

    The most effective way to eliminate the "out of date" problem, with all models of HP printers is to select a window with adequate ground clearance, second floor minimum, Preferably over concrete, in an area devoid of hazards, and pedestrians. Open the window, and place the entire printer outside of the window with suitable forward velocity to clear the window sill, as well as any parts of the building. A verbal contrivance may assist the process, or at least the experience of the user. Upon contact with cement below the window, your HP printer will be effectively "cured" of all it's inherent problems, including the very troublesome "appearance of a working printer" problem, encountered by so many HP users. Occasionally, this solution gives rise to marginally worse scanning, faxing, or printing, from the HP printer, but often the HP printer will function as well as it did before the solution was applied to the machinery by the user.

     

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    Todd, May 9th, 2007 @ 9:24pm

    disable ink date

    As comical as the above technique may be, among the shards and nuggets of your former printer, you may find a battery, usually a disk-style battery, like a 2032. This battery ran all of the on-board functions for the printer that have been annoying you, such as the ink expiration date. Removal of the battery will disable the "expired ink" message, but also the unit's internal clock, so it does impact the function of the printer. It will still run as a printer and scanner. If you are unsure, just remove the battery and then put it back. It will forget everything it has known. The printer can even function without the battery, but it has a difficult time with faxes. Look out below!

     

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    wes, May 16th, 2007 @ 8:13pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Tom: I have a HP1100 which uses HP10 and 11 cartridges, and this is what I do when I have to use expired cartridges (unfortunately my printer does not have an internal battery).
    First I unplug the printer. Then I reset the date of my computer temporarily to three years earlier (for example).
    While the computer is still at the fictitious date, I plug my printer back in, wait for it to go thru the diagnostics, then I print a test page. You are now set. The printer will print fully because it has taken the date from you computer and it thinks that the cartridges are not expired. You can now set the computer time back to the actual time, and everything will be set. Yes of course everytime you disconnect the power from your printer and power back up you will have to go thru this procedure again, but it actually is very easy, plus it saves a bunch of bucks.

     

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    John, May 23rd, 2007 @ 9:41pm

    HP D135 - 14 cartridges

    Need expiration bypass surgery. Thanks

     

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    Al Froio, May 28th, 2007 @ 4:32pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i like to know how override the cartidge

     

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    Ron Jensen, May 29th, 2007 @ 2:09pm

    Procedure to pull battery or cover leads on d135

    Please send me the procedure to pull the battery or cover the leads on my HP d135 cartridges so that I can print again.

     

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    Hilary Lockhart, May 29th, 2007 @ 3:16pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Would love directions on how to do this.

     

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    Oz, Jun 1st, 2007 @ 5:22pm

    HP officejet 7130 - 14 cartridges

    Please send me the procedure to pull the battery or cover the leads on my HP 14 cartridges so that I can print again.

     

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    Eugene Egry, Jun 11th, 2007 @ 4:50pm

    HP officejet 7130 - Override Cartridge Expiration

    Please send me the procedure to cover the leads on my HP officejet 7130 black ink cartridges so that I can print again. Thank You!

     

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    Denise, Jun 19th, 2007 @ 8:58am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi do you still have the procedure to attach for covering specific contacts on a hp cartridge to override the expiry date? Cheers Denise

     

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    Art Winter, Jun 23rd, 2007 @ 7:21am

    Re: Re: Ah, irony..._Bulk INK is the answer!

    I have 3 cartridges for my HP 7130, tahat are expired and I replaced one and got the "expired" message, please give me the contacts to cover, I only have four........ Thanks, Art

     

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    Ronald Olthoff, Jun 25th, 2007 @ 9:25am

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me details how to over come the blocking of the HP 57 and 56 carts
    Thanks in advance, Ron

     

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    CLEM, Jun 26th, 2007 @ 1:52pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    HEY CAN YOU SEND ME THE PROCEDURE FOR CONTINUING THE USAGE OF EXPIED INK CARTRIDGES. I'M HAVING THE SAME PROBLEM
    THANKS,
    CLEM

     

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    Ralph, Jun 28th, 2007 @ 1:47am

    Expired ink cartridges

    Hello,

    Could you please send me the procedures to override the expired ink cartridges message for the HP officejet d135.

    Thanks so much!
    RT

     

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    Ralph, Jun 28th, 2007 @ 1:50am

    Expired ink cartridges

    Hello,

    Could you please send me the procedures to override the expired ink cartridges message for the HP officejet d135.

    Thanks so much!
    RT

     

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    Ralph, Jun 28th, 2007 @ 1:53am

    Expired ink cartridges

    Hello,

    Could you please send me the procedures to override the expired ink cartridges message for the HP officejet d135.

    Thanks so much!
    RT

     

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    Kim, Jul 1st, 2007 @ 12:51pm

    Expired ink cartridges - Battery Removal

    I would like to thank many of you for your input on fixing the "Expired ink cartridge" problem on my HP d145. #92, #100, and others were on the mark. I used a mirror with a flashlight pointed at it to find the battery since I had a hard time getting my head under the clam-like lid to see the battery. I did have to turn off the printer, pull out the battery (with the help of a good tweezer), and unplug the power cable from the back of the printer. In addition, I waited about an hour before putting it all back and starting up the printer. It worked like a charm! Thank you for sharing your knowledge and easing my anger at HP!

     

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    Mitch, Jul 9th, 2007 @ 11:02am

    Expired Ink Cartidges - D145 - HP14

    Hello,

    Could you please send me the procedures to override the expired ink cartridges message for the HP officejet d145.

    Thanks so much!

     

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    Frustrated, Jul 10th, 2007 @ 4:30pm

    Non-HP color cartridge will not print

    I have been using a non-HP ink cartridge in my HP photosmart 8450. Yesterday I suddenly got a message something like: "Non-HP color cartridge installed. Please install a genuine HP cartridge."
    It will NOT print until I remove the cartridge, and then of course won't print in color.
    HELP!

     

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    Stefan, Jul 11th, 2007 @ 5:44pm

    Expired HP Ink Cartidges HP14

    Please, do send me the procedure to override de "expired ink cartridge" message on Officejet 7110.
    Regards,

     

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    Glenn, Jul 19th, 2007 @ 12:09pm

    Re: HP printer expiration

    Hi Bob,

    Did you find a solution to your HP BJ1100 ink cart expiry?

    If so could you let me know what it was or where you got it from.

    Kind regards.

     

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    Glenn, Jul 19th, 2007 @ 12:18pm

    Re: Re: Expired HP Cartridges

    Hi Simon,

    Did you find a fix for your HP BJ1100?
    If so could you let me know what it was?

    Kind regards.

     

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    B man, Jul 25th, 2007 @ 5:45pm

    the procedure please

    Hello,
    Like all the rest I'd like the procedure for expired carts for inkjet HP CP 1700. Thanks!

     

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    kelly, Aug 12th, 2007 @ 3:49pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please send me the procedure to fix the out of date ink cartridge problem thank you so much

     

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    Mike D, Aug 13th, 2007 @ 1:06pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I WISH it werent true,
    Unfortunately, I found this link BECAUSE my Hp cp1700 black inc cartridge did exactly that. A little error message that reads .....attention...black ink cartridge out of date....
    (its still half full!) anyone know a phone # I can call to rant at a real person at HP about this? I'm royally steamed!

     

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    Mike D., Aug 14th, 2007 @ 11:26pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please please please.....send me the contact fix for the date issue for my HP CP1700. dasmike1@yahoo.com
    TY!

     

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    Mike D, Aug 14th, 2007 @ 11:52pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    THANKS CORY! cory's post about pulling the battery on his CP 1700 worked great for me too.
    thanks man!
    (Ive recently found out that one of my High school buddies is an HP service tech, Im going to visit him REAL SOON and start off the conversation by asking him to forward this message and finish by PUNCHING HIM IN THE NOSE! :) with a friendly smile of course...Cheers!

     

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    Don Camp, Aug 20th, 2007 @ 10:35am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I tried setting back the date with no success. I have an officejet d145 with about 4 exired cartidges. I will try covering the contacts. Please send me the procedure.

    Thanks
    Don

     

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    Dan Buchalter, Aug 21st, 2007 @ 3:41pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    You've become a real hero, based on the number of "please send" messages (I scrolled all the way to the end to see if there were other suggested fixes) regarding the HP #14 cartridge. I picked up a lot of 14's for my all in one HP7130 knowing some were "old" but also knowing that with prior printers, old cartridges virtually always worked fine; e.g. the "dumb" HP 45 that I still use in other printers. Then I heard about the problem so I stacked my cartridges to use "oldest first" (good idea anyway). Today I finally got a warning that the printer will shut down in 9 days, even though the HP Toolbox ink estimator says I have far more than 50% ink left.

    SO yes, please do send the info about what contacts to cover. I rely on the computer's internal calendar being accurate so I can't get away with just resetting the date.

    PS, do you know, if you reset the date after the printer stops working, is the printer fooled or does the cartridge "remember" that it was once told to stop working and thereafter refuses to work no matter what you do later?

    Thanks. -- Dan

     

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    Mimi, Aug 22nd, 2007 @ 12:25pm

    expired inkjet cartridge

    I have users of OfficeJet 7140xi who don't use the color much. The color cartridges have all expired. Could someone send me the procedure on how which contacts to cover?

    I would really appreciate any help.

    Thanks

     

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    Robert, Aug 24th, 2007 @ 12:10pm

    Re: Re: Pull the battery

    Where do you find the battery on the d135? I've got one, too.

     

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    Robert, Aug 24th, 2007 @ 12:19pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have an hp d135, with #14 cartridges. What contacts do I cover? How do I cover them?

    Thx.

     

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    Rajah!, Aug 24th, 2007 @ 2:12pm

    d135 printheads bad, and oh yeah....

    Okay, I removed the battery from the d135. See pictures here http://www.land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/letters/hpPrinters.php

    And then, after reconnecting the power to the printer, the date showed up as "Jan 00 00 00 00:00a" so I'll need to try a fax-back service to test the fax capability. Hope I don't get screwed there.

    All three color printheads came up as bad, but I removed them and cleaned the contacts and the print screen (at the bottom) with isopropyl rubbing alcohol. Two of the three color printheads now work, it's only the magenta that's not working.

    I'm not sure if a different solution would be better for the cleaning. HP recommends cleaning with pure water, but they don't mention cleaning the screen part, just the contacts.

    Wear latex or other surgical gloves to keep from tatooing your fingers, etc.

    Good Luck!

     

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    Robert, Sep 1st, 2007 @ 9:43am

    HP expired cartridges: ridiculously easy solution

    Your HP printer probably has a battery to maintain settings when it is disconnected, etc. HP d145 has one under the hood on the left side. It is a disk battery about the size of a nickel and is held in place by a clip. Just unplug the printer and slip a piece of plastic or some other non-conductive material under the clip for a few minutes. When you turn on the printer, the date and time will be reset to all zeroes. Re-enter date and time. Your done!

     

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    Nedra Boswell, Sep 1st, 2007 @ 12:37pm

    HP expired cartridges

     

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    Ted, Sep 1st, 2007 @ 12:39pm

    HP expired cartridges

     

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    Ted, Sep 1st, 2007 @ 12:42pm

    HP expired cartridges

    I have a DeskJet 722C. Need a fix for an expired 45 cartridge (brand new, never been opened). HELP

     

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    FLetch, Sep 9th, 2007 @ 9:22pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd almost given up, when I found an obscure mention of a small battery in these printers, that keeps a CMOS memory chip alive. Hmmm.

    I opened the clam-like cartridge access to my printer (d125xi), and looked for a battery. At first I didn't see it, but I was determined. Finally, I saw it. On the left inside, near the front of the machine, was a small button-type battery, held in place by a spring clip.

    First, I disconnected the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, I reached inside and carefully removed the battery. I waited for about an hour, and then reinserted the battery and plugged everything back in. Viola! I was able to make a copy. Tried printing-- that worked too.

    I'm certain now that if I'd known this trick a few months ago, I could have saved the money I had to spend on a printhead too.

    Here are a few photos which will help you find the battery on a d125xi. Other models may or may not have a battery, and its location may be different. Your mileage may vary.


    Red dot shows general location of battery, on left inside panel, near front of machine.
    View looking toward left-inside. Red arrow points toward battery.
    Actual view of battery.


    The battery is difficult to reach, and the spring clip is pretty strong-- it wasn't easy for me to remove it.

    Notice the small white plug with the black/red wires coming out. It's reasonable to assume that one could cut the red wire, and install an on/off (SPST) switch in the front panel, to accomplish the same effect. If I have enough problems with this printer, that's just what I'll do.

    Another good reason for installing the switch is that the printer has an "out of ink" indicator. This only works once with each cartridge. HP has provided a method to turn this feature off, but when you do you risk ruining the printhead if you let the cartride run out of ink after a refill. If you reset the printer by removing power from the battery after a refill, the printer will believe it has a new cartridge, and the "out of ink" indicator will work indefinitely.

     

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    Fletch, Sep 9th, 2007 @ 9:25pm

    The one guy above has the answer and here is part of his message. The only thing I did different was I unplugged the connections in back AND just held the battery AWAY from the connection for about a minute and then closed the lid, put the plugs back in the printer and PRESTO!!!! IT WORKED!!! FORGET YOU Hp!!!Here is his answer:
    I'd almost given up, when I found an obscure mention of a small battery in these printers, that keeps a CMOS memory chip alive. Hmmm.

    I opened the clam-like cartridge access to my printer (d125xi), and looked for a battery. At first I didn't see it, but I was determined. Finally, I saw it. On the left inside, near the front of the machine, was a small button-type battery, held in place by a spring clip.

    First, I disconnected the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, I reached inside and carefully removed the battery. I waited for about an hour, and then reinserted the battery and plugged everything back in. Viola! I was able to make a copy. Tried printing-- that worked too.

    I'm certain now that if I'd known this trick a few months ago, I could have saved the money I had to spend on a printhead too.

    Here are a few photos which will help you find the battery on a d125xi. Other models may or may not have a battery, and its location may be different. Your mileage may vary.


    Red dot shows general location of battery, on left inside panel, near front of machine.
    View looking toward left-inside. Red arrow points toward battery.
    Actual view of battery.


    The battery is difficult to reach, and the spring clip is pretty strong-- it wasn't easy for me to remove it.

    Notice the small white plug with the black/red wires coming out. It's reasonable to assume that one could cut the red wire, and install an on/off (SPST) switch in the front panel, to accomplish the same effect. If I have enough problems with this printer, that's just what I'll do.

    Another good reason for installing the switch is that the printer has an "out of ink" indicator. This only works once with each cartridge. HP has provided a method to turn this feature off, but when you do you risk ruining the printhead if you let the cartride run out of ink after a refill. If you reset the printer by removing power from the battery after a refill, the printer will believe it has a new cartridge, and the "out of ink" indicator will work indefinitely.

     

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    Fletch, Sep 9th, 2007 @ 9:27pm

    Re: HP expired cartridges

    I'd almost given up, when I found an obscure mention of a small battery in these printers, that keeps a CMOS memory chip alive. Hmmm.

    I opened the clam-like cartridge access to my printer (d125xi), and looked for a battery. At first I didn't see it, but I was determined. Finally, I saw it. On the left inside, near the front of the machine, was a small button-type battery, held in place by a spring clip.

    First, I disconnected the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, I reached inside and carefully removed the battery. I waited for about an hour, and then reinserted the battery and plugged everything back in. Viola! I was able to make a copy. Tried printing-- that worked too.

    I'm certain now that if I'd known this trick a few months ago, I could have saved the money I had to spend on a printhead too.

    Here are a few photos which will help you find the battery on a d125xi. Other models may or may not have a battery, and its location may be different. Your mileage may vary.


    Red dot shows general location of battery, on left inside panel, near front of machine.
    View looking toward left-inside. Red arrow points toward battery.
    Actual view of battery.


    The battery is difficult to reach, and the spring clip is pretty strong-- it wasn't easy for me to remove it.

    Notice the small white plug with the black/red wires coming out. It's reasonable to assume that one could cut the red wire, and install an on/off (SPST) switch in the front panel, to accomplish the same effect. If I have enough problems with this printer, that's just what I'll do.

    Another good reason for installing the switch is that the printer has an "out of ink" indicator. This only works once with each cartridge. HP has provided a method to turn this feature off, but when you do you risk ruining the printhead if you let the cartride run out of ink after a refill. If you reset the printer by removing power from the battery after a refill, the printer will believe it has a new cartridge, and the "out of ink" indicator will work indefinitely.

     

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    Fletch, Sep 9th, 2007 @ 9:28pm

    Re: HP expired cartridges

    I'd almost given up, when I found an obscure mention of a small battery in these printers, that keeps a CMOS memory chip alive. Hmmm.

    I opened the clam-like cartridge access to my printer (d125xi), and looked for a battery. At first I didn't see it, but I was determined. Finally, I saw it. On the left inside, near the front of the machine, was a small button-type battery, held in place by a spring clip.

    First, I disconnected the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, I reached inside and carefully removed the battery. I waited for about an hour, and then reinserted the battery and plugged everything back in. Viola! I was able to make a copy. Tried printing-- that worked too.

    I'm certain now that if I'd known this trick a few months ago, I could have saved the money I had to spend on a printhead too.

    Here are a few photos which will help you find the battery on a d125xi. Other models may or may not have a battery, and its location may be different. Your mileage may vary.


    Red dot shows general location of battery, on left inside panel, near front of machine.
    View looking toward left-inside. Red arrow points toward battery.
    Actual view of battery.


    The battery is difficult to reach, and the spring clip is pretty strong-- it wasn't easy for me to remove it.

    Notice the small white plug with the black/red wires coming out. It's reasonable to assume that one could cut the red wire, and install an on/off (SPST) switch in the front panel, to accomplish the same effect. If I have enough problems with this printer, that's just what I'll do.

    Another good reason for installing the switch is that the printer has an "out of ink" indicator. This only works once with each cartridge. HP has provided a method to turn this feature off, but when you do you risk ruining the printhead if you let the cartride run out of ink after a refill. If you reset the printer by removing power from the battery after a refill, the printer will believe it has a new cartridge, and the "out of ink" indicator will work indefinitely.

     

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    Fletch, Sep 9th, 2007 @ 9:28pm

    Re: HP expired cartridges

    I'd almost given up, when I found an obscure mention of a small battery in these printers, that keeps a CMOS memory chip alive. Hmmm.

    I opened the clam-like cartridge access to my printer (d125xi), and looked for a battery. At first I didn't see it, but I was determined. Finally, I saw it. On the left inside, near the front of the machine, was a small button-type battery, held in place by a spring clip.

    First, I disconnected the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, I reached inside and carefully removed the battery. I waited for about an hour, and then reinserted the battery and plugged everything back in. Viola! I was able to make a copy. Tried printing-- that worked too.

    I'm certain now that if I'd known this trick a few months ago, I could have saved the money I had to spend on a printhead too.

    Here are a few photos which will help you find the battery on a d125xi. Other models may or may not have a battery, and its location may be different. Your mileage may vary.


    Red dot shows general location of battery, on left inside panel, near front of machine.
    View looking toward left-inside. Red arrow points toward battery.
    Actual view of battery.


    The battery is difficult to reach, and the spring clip is pretty strong-- it wasn't easy for me to remove it.

    Notice the small white plug with the black/red wires coming out. It's reasonable to assume that one could cut the red wire, and install an on/off (SPST) switch in the front panel, to accomplish the same effect. If I have enough problems with this printer, that's just what I'll do.

    Another good reason for installing the switch is that the printer has an "out of ink" indicator. This only works once with each cartridge. HP has provided a method to turn this feature off, but when you do you risk ruining the printhead if you let the cartride run out of ink after a refill. If you reset the printer by removing power from the battery after a refill, the printer will believe it has a new cartridge, and the "out of ink" indicator will work indefinitely.

     

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    Jay, Sep 10th, 2007 @ 1:57pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    pleaase send me the procedure for blocking the contacts on expired hp #14 ink cartridges.

    Thanks in advance

     

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    BDK, Sep 20th, 2007 @ 11:59am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Could someone please forward the procedure to cover specific contacts in the back of the cartridge. I have a 7130 using 14's. Thanks!!!!

     

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    hank, Sep 22nd, 2007 @ 2:30pm

    hp d125xi

    need a fix the the stupid cart . they are full of ink and msg tells me that they nee to be changed! hp 14 cart/

    thanx

     

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    Bernie, Sep 24th, 2007 @ 1:53pm

    Plase send the procedure for covering the contacts on a HP14 cartridge in a 7130.

    TIA ;-)

    bernard@crosstechusa.com

     

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    Monty, Sep 30th, 2007 @ 6:11pm

    Plase send the procedure for covering the contacts on a HP14 cartridge in a 7130.

    TIA ;-)

     

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    Monty, Sep 30th, 2007 @ 6:13pm

    Please disregard my last post...what I need is the procedure for covering the contacts on a HP57 cartridge in a 7130.

    chicom56@hotmail.com

    TIA ;-)

     

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    Adrian, Oct 1st, 2007 @ 1:27pm

    Tks w much for help

    It work very well the hp cp 1700 without the battery; that can solve the problem of expired cartridge. Thanks again folks. Good luck !!!

     

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    DJ, Oct 2nd, 2007 @ 6:09am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me what you know about how to "fix" the dreaded "expired" error on HP ink cartridges.

    Thank you,
    DJ

     

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    Chuck Friel, Oct 3rd, 2007 @ 6:13pm

    HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send the procedure for covering the contacts
    on HP inkjet cartridges to defeat the expiration dates.
    HP96, HP97, HP56, HP57, and Hp58.

    Thanks

     

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    alwcurlz, Oct 7th, 2007 @ 5:57pm

    hp officejet d135 ink out message

    The menu has to be at its default display, press "cancel" until it displays just the date/time display.

    Press the left-arrow and right-arrow keys at the same time. The display will go blank, then type in 789 on the keypad, it will ask "Disable Ink-level checking 1-Yes 2-No". Press 1 on the keypad and it will disable Black Ink Level Checking.

    Press the right-arrow and left-arrow at the same time again and then enter 456, it will prompt "Disable color ink level checking, 1-Yes, 2-No". Press 1 and it will disable ink-level checking for the color cartridges.

     

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    sanjay Bohra, Oct 8th, 2007 @ 11:02am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i would like to know more as what is the procedure to reset the expiration date of HP ink cartridges etc. plz send me the procedure

    Than you

     

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    Paul, Oct 8th, 2007 @ 6:30pm

    HP officejet 7130xi

    Where did you find the battery? Did you have to remove any covers?

     

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    Stella Gomer, Oct 10th, 2007 @ 4:15am

    counterfeit printer cartridges

    I am researching counterfeit cartridges for a magazine and would be thrilled if anyone had any stories to tell on this theme.

    Do counterfeits ruin your printer? Is the ink thinner? Is the ink counterfeit? How can one tell a counterfeit? Is the packaging tacky? Can one be served with a counterfeit from, say PC World? Is one type of cartridge more prone to counterfeiting?

    Thanks so much

     

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    Dennis, Oct 14th, 2007 @ 12:32pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd be interested in finding out how I can by pass this stupid error. All the cartridges I have are nearly full, I don't use the printer much, but I'll be damned if I go out and spend over $100.00 to purchase new cartridges. Thanks

     

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    gus, Oct 30th, 2007 @ 1:01pm

    Re: Re: Re: Expired HP Cartridges

    Did you get an answer on your question. I have a HP BJ 1100 and have the same problem with those XXXXX cartridges that won't work.
    I opened the case but did not find a battery. Where is it ?
    Is there another way to fix it ? Please let me know.

     

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    L.E.N., Nov 5th, 2007 @ 10:38am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me a copy of the procedure that you described for voiding the date check on HP 7000 series printers. Thank you.

     

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    Sky, Nov 6th, 2007 @ 7:03am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would like to know the procedure. Thanks.

     

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    Brian, Nov 12th, 2007 @ 4:14pm

    HP CP1700

    So I have been in HP CP1700 hell for over a week now. I bought one new in the box a few years ago. I opened it up and installed the printheads, and the ink cartridges. I got all kinds of error messages about expired ink and cartridges and printheads. It does produce a partial test page with beautifull results then shuts down Expired. So I have looked all over the net for info, and every one says pull the battery. That battery is a Bitch to get to. So the battery is gone and no more expired ink cartridges messages. BUT it still gives me the expired printheads message. So I need a fix for expired printheads.

    Is anyone in the US interested in a class action law suite against HP. I look at like it is an illegal Hack that HP built in and is in violation of US laws.

     

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    Col, Nov 14th, 2007 @ 5:07am

    Can anyone send me the way around the Type 14 expiry problem. I have an HP 7110

     

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    J, Dec 2nd, 2007 @ 10:00am

    HP Officejet d125xi w/ HP 14 Cartridges - Expired

    Would greatly appreciate the "expiration date" surgical bypass (contact cover-up?) procedure for the HP 14 cartridge (black and tri-color), please! Thanks!!!

     

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    J, Dec 2nd, 2007 @ 10:06am

    Re: hp d125xi

    Hi, did you receive the solution? I have the exact same scenario (I'm poster #261) and am looking for the cartridge "fix" also. Thanks for your time! J

     

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    Peter, Dec 3rd, 2007 @ 3:54pm

    Expired HP 14 cartridges on HP 7140xi

    Would you please send me the procedure to bypass the expiry date on the HP 14 black and colour cartriges on the HP 7140xi AIO.

     

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    Nigel, Dec 3rd, 2007 @ 4:35pm

    Expired HP 14 black cartridge for a HP 7140

    Please email me the procedure for bypassing an expired HP 14 cartridge

    Many thanks

     

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    Ari, Dec 7th, 2007 @ 9:01am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hello. I have a hp 7110 multifunction which uses 14 ink cartridges. I was not sure if you knew what contacts to cover to use expired ink without any problem. thank you.

     

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    Ari, Dec 7th, 2007 @ 9:25am

    RESETTING #14 INK INDICATOR FOR REFILLING

     

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    geoff wells, Dec 10th, 2007 @ 3:03am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi, Yes please I am keen to know how to defeat the "emty ink" scam. I use an HP using the 338 cartridge.
    Thank you very much !!!

    Geoff

     

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    SHEILA, Dec 13th, 2007 @ 9:34am

    PLEASE, PLEASE, PRETTY PLEASE!

    I don't want to come off sounding rude, but I think asking for "the procedure" is probably a waste of time. Mikis could do a nice thing, if he wanted to actually help anybody, and just put "the procedure" up for everyone. No! I guess he loves hearing the word "please". The battery removal was a much simpler idea that a HELPFUL person put here for all to see. The need for people to personally ask for "the procedure" is just bullsh*t.

     

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    Ken Knight, Dec 15th, 2007 @ 5:59am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I instaled new carts, still error "expired"
    Thanks Ken

     

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    Micky, Dec 27th, 2007 @ 9:25pm

    HP 6110 battery

    Jeeze Marie, I cannot find this battery in my HP 6110, even though I have taken off all panels, can anyone help? with pics if possible

     

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    junix, Dec 30th, 2007 @ 7:00am

    Battery HP D2360

    Will someone please tell me where is the battery of the CMOS for HP Deskjet D2360? I appreciate your help very much. Thanks

     

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    Elizabeth, Jan 2nd, 2008 @ 10:44am

    Re: Expired HP 14 cartridges on HP 7140xi

    Hi
    Can I get this same info for the HP 7140xi all in one. Mine just hit me with the "supply expired" on the black cartiridge 14. And I have 2 more which I have not even used yet. It won't take those either.
    Thanks.

     

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    Eliza, Jan 2nd, 2008 @ 10:45am

    Hi
    Can I get this same info for the HP 7140xi all in one. Mine just hit me with the "supply expired" on the black cartiridge 14. And I have 2 more which I have not even used yet. It won't take those either.
    Thanks.

     

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    Julie, Jan 2nd, 2008 @ 4:59pm

    940c

    where is the battery in the printer? i have ink jets, that are brand new, but apparently expired

     

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    Chuck Dock, Jan 3rd, 2008 @ 5:05pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a cartridge 14 and I would like a way to reset my date or cover the pins that make it work. HP is crazy. I just bought a new computer and it was not HP for this the above reason.

     

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    Bill, Jan 14th, 2008 @ 12:34pm

    Expired Ink Carts

    The issue of "Expired Ink Carts" has gone beyond anything reasonable or acceptable. The unnecessary cost, lost time, waste and frustration caused to individuals, associations and corporations should be subject to either anti trust lesgislation or a giant class-action law suit. I hope there is someone with the wherwithal to get it going.

     

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    Robert Klein, Jan 15th, 2008 @ 3:06pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

     

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  278.  

    This works for the HP Officejet 7100 series and ot

    Before opening the printer unplug the power cord. Yes you need to do this for other reasons than safety. It keeps the printer heads out of the way and allows you to cut all power to the CMOS.

    Open your HP All In One.

    Get a flashlight stick your head way in.
    Look left and slightly down close to the front of the printer.

    You should see a small brown circuit board.
    On the circuit board will be a silver round flat battery a little larger than a nickel.

    Slide a piece of paper under the clip that holds the battery in. This will break the circuit of the battery.

    I waited about 15 minutes but it may work it a couple of minutes
    Pull the paper out
    Plug the power back in
    A message comes on about doing a recalibration
    Let it spit out its calibration sheet.

    Your printer should work now

    I don't know how long or if you have to do it again. I just did this tonight
    My cartages are two plus years expired

    If this didn’t work repeat these steps but do the following first. Change the date to some date prior to the expiration on your cartage.

    I’m not sure if this had an effect on the procedures working. But I realized that my date was still set back after try a few other procedures, so if the procedures above didn’t work. Try setting the computers date back and redoing the procedures above.

    FYI: If your computer is a business computer or you have a lot of time sensitive applications like Quicken or Outlook I would seriously think about just buying new cartages rather than messing with computer dates. So applications can handle temporary changes in time while others run into issues.


    PS Tried all the other stuff and this is the only thing that worked.

    Yes my URL and Name are jake, but we really need to put some new laws on the books to protect the public from these types of behaviors from all the new monopolies we have aloud to be created. Things have gotten way out of hand.

     

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    Did you find out anything?, Jan 18th, 2008 @ 11:12pm

    Did anyone actually get the contact solution?

    Did anyone actually get the contact solution? Did the guy ever send any of you the contact solution or was he just collecting email address or trying to hit folks up for money?

    If you did get the contact solution please post it.

    Thanks

     

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    bill, Feb 6th, 2008 @ 3:50pm

    HP 3210 Expired ink

    2 weeks ago I exchanged all 6 expired cartridges(PRINTER WOULD NOT OPERATE) with another set of expired cartridges,I have been printing with no expired messages since then.

     

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    carol, Feb 8th, 2008 @ 6:26am

    Re: hp 10, 11

    How do you override the expiration date for the hp 10,11 cartridges?
    Thanks.

     

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    Diane, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 10:46pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please email me the procedure so I can use expired ink. I bought quite a few cartridges, I had no idea the printer wouldn't work with them. I have an officejet d145 and use ink #14.

    Thanks for your help!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 18th, 2008 @ 11:07pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Thanks to Dan's message (Sept. 9, 2007) for how to use expired cartridges by taking the battery out. I found it just where you said it was, and took it out for just a few minutes, and I was back in business. I had bought quite a few cartridges on ebay, and they were expired, but had no idea that they would not work with the printer, because of the HP settings. That is so wrong.

    Thanks so much!!

     

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    Solution!, Feb 20th, 2008 @ 7:24am

    Re: Did anyone actually get the contact solution?

    This worked for me...unplug the unit and power down completely, pull out the watch-style battery found inside the left side of the printer. Restart the printer, then fully shutdown again and replace the battery. That will clear the date memory and your cartridges will work. Hope it works for you!

     

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    Tech Teacher, Mar 17th, 2008 @ 7:26am

    Where's the 2250 Battery Hiding?

    Does anyone know where the battery is located on the inside of the Business Inkjet 2200? And if yes, how do I open this clam up?

    Thanks!

     

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    Tommie Brogan, Mar 25th, 2008 @ 1:03pm

    Hp 7110xi Cartridge #14

    I have an HP 7100xi. How do you override the expiration date for the hp #14 cartridges?
    Please help.....
    Thanks

     

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    frank, Apr 2nd, 2008 @ 9:19pm

    Re: HP14 expired cartridges

    please send me the procedure,thanks>>>>

     

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    kolitz, Apr 18th, 2008 @ 7:46pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    reset your system time in 2000 it will workz..try

     

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    Winston Lee, Apr 21st, 2008 @ 1:09pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Thanks, I would appreciate knowing which contacts to cover.

     

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    Summer, Apr 23rd, 2008 @ 8:23pm

    HP Officejet 7140xi with cartridge 14- low ink error

    I refilled my ink and I'm getting the No Ink error message. I've read all of the posts and don't see where the is an explanation of what part to tape up on the ink cartridge in order to over-ride the low ink indicator. Can someone post it? With pictures would be nice too :) Or you can email to me if you won't post. Please help!!!

     

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    Summer, Apr 23rd, 2008 @ 9:04pm

    Re: HP Officejet 7140xi with cartridge 14- low ink error

    Whoops. Forgot my email. sumsmiles@verizon.net

     

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    Summer, Apr 24th, 2008 @ 1:04pm

    HP Officejet 7140xi with cartridge 14- low ink error

    So I figured it out and wanted to post here. On the HP Officejet 7140xi all-in-one and I believe Officejet D series you press the + and - or the 2 arrow buttons quickly so the date is still on the screen. Then either press 789 for black on the key pad and it will prompt if you want to turn the ink off or 456 for color. Once I pushed the +- at quickly and had the date stay on the screen I could later hold the +- and the date came off but it still worked. If I held +- the 1st time and the date was no longer on the screen, the prompt wouldn't come up so the 1st time push them quickly. Hope this helps someone!

     

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    Pam, Apr 28th, 2008 @ 9:25am

    bad printhead problem

    I am getting a message on my printer that says bad printhead (pentagon) Ive never used bulk ink and have always used hp print cartridges. Ive put two new print cartridges in and it still says the same thing. What can I do?

     

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    Peter Woods, May 1st, 2008 @ 8:49am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure to cover specific contacts to allow older HP cartridges to work, thanks

     

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    Sharaf, May 27th, 2008 @ 7:16am

    How to disable Low Ink warning & Print on 7100 series

    I have searched the net repaetedly for this solution but has not seen a solution but i have gotten it at last just as summer said.

    1. Press the -/+ or left and right arrow at the same time, the time will no longer be displayed and the cursor will be blinking.

    http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb314/saayinla/P1020039.jpg
    2. the type in 789 to disable low in warning for black catridge or 456 to disable colour ink low warning, it will ask you that do you want to turn ink gauge off? then prompt you to enter 1 to confirm or 2 to abort. Then press 1, then a message is displayed saying ink gauge has been turn off.

    http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb314/saayinla/P1020040.jpg

    http://i209.photobucket.co m/albums/bb314/saayinla/P1020041.jpg
    I have used this and have since been able to print from my printer again.

    hope this helps someone

     

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    Roger Myers, Jun 9th, 2008 @ 10:57am

    HP Date Expired Ink Cartridges

    Setting the date back on the printer and the computer does not resolve the problem. Please email me the solution on how to cover up some of the HP-14 ink cartridge connections to resolve the problem.

    Thanks,

    Roger

     

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    Roger Myers, Jun 9th, 2008 @ 10:57am

    HP Date Expired Ink Cartridges

    Setting the date back on the printer and the computer does not resolve the problem. Please email me the solution on how to cover up some of the HP-14 ink cartridge connections to resolve the problem.

    Thanks,

    Roger

     

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    Asif Khan, Jun 19th, 2008 @ 3:36am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the procedure as mentioned in your Techdirt Bolg. Thanks

     

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    Rick, Jun 25th, 2008 @ 11:41am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    What's your secret? I have an HP all in one officejet L7590. Got a cartridge from Rapid Refill a half the cost of HP. But, keep getting "replace cartridge" when I know it is full. Even took it back to store, they weighed it and said it's at 95%!

    Need your help to trick the system.

    thanks

     

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    Dave Davis, Jul 1st, 2008 @ 6:34am

    HP 7110 battery removal

    Removing the battery and disconnecting all power over night didn't work for me.

    Any other suggestions or solutions?

    Thanks!

     

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    MichaelTech, Jul 3rd, 2008 @ 1:56pm

    This thread

    Finally! something that works! Battery removal, X!
    - &+ then 456, 789 perfect! still says o% on the color, but prints in color great!
    I am an ASP, and a highly certified repair technician on HP, Xerox, IBM, Lexmark, Brother products.
    I cant get this info from HP, and have had a frustrating time finding the cure for "Hardly Perfect" HP products.
    More like "Hose the People"!
    Has to be done anytime you turn off the unit though, but these are contract printers with the LAFD, and remain on always. Good on ya all!

     

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    Dasneuter, Jul 6th, 2008 @ 3:08pm

    HP7350 contact procedure

    Mikis, please send me your procedure for the HP7350 cartridges. Thanks!

     

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    Fireball, Jul 19th, 2008 @ 9:59am

    Supply expired reset procedure

    Turn off printer, remove power connector, wait a few seconds. Locate the 3V button battery (d135 inside left front) on the printer motherboard and interupt battery power suply for one minute minimum by inserting some isolated material (thin credit card etc.).Turn on printer and vuala, another 18 months for your supply :). Mailing me your remarks would be appreciated :)

     

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    Bryan Nagy, Aug 9th, 2008 @ 11:20am

    Re: Where's the 2250 Battery Hiding?

    After trying to find this myself for a while and getting the printer as disassembled as I could without instructions, I finally found a place to buy the service manual online: http://www.2manuals.com
    After searching the manual AND disassembling the printer, *I CAN'T FIND A BATTERY TO REMOVE*!

    There is no mention of any "battery" in the manual, nor is there any indication of a battery on any of the boards in the unit. Similarly, there is no reset command that would seem to do the job. So I am now at a loss as to where or how the unit is storing its clock information, possibly on some sort of non-volatile memory on one of the boards, or maybe I've just missed a battery somehow. Either way, I think I'm pretty well done trying to solve this by modifying the printer, and my next step will be to check out some non-HP ink vendors (such as rhinotek) and inquire as to how they handle the issue in their #10 and #11 hp replacement cartridges.

     

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    JCM, Sep 5th, 2008 @ 4:18pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send procedure!

     

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    Tom, Sep 8th, 2008 @ 9:24pm

    HP OfficeJet 7110. Need procedure to reset expired date of new cartridge.
    Thanks

     

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    Fran, Sep 11th, 2008 @ 2:32am

    Re: Supply expired reset procedure

    Thank you so much, had to cut up an old Tesco Club card to fit in there, but it worked a treat and the neighbours must have wondered why I was running round the office laughing and clapping my hands

    thanks again you are a gem

     

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    Donald E. Brown, Sep 11th, 2008 @ 3:39am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please send me the info. onthe cart contacts you spoke of.thank you Don bown

     

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    jayWiloby, Sep 24th, 2008 @ 7:48am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hello, Mikis:

    Re. your post to tech Dirt Dec. 7th, 2005

    Please send me the procedure for covering specific contacts on an expired ink cartridge.

    Thank You

    Sept 23, 2008

     

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    Chris Beeching, Oct 13th, 2008 @ 3:55am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I'd really appreciate being able to do this. We bought 6 colour cartridges a couple of years ago - all are now 'out of date', and only two have been opened (the first was used up, and the second (unused) one won't work - the D125xi comes up with 'Ink Supply Expired'. You contact-covering fix would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

     

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    chris, Oct 19th, 2008 @ 9:02pm

    HP Officejet & 57 print cartridge.

    I bought a load of 57 print cartridges about 6 months ago at Costco so that I'd never be out again. The guy who was helping me specifically told me to buy the 57 for the HP Officejet 5610, saying that the only difference was that the 57 was a better buy than the 22. Now, my printer gives me an error saying that it's the wrong cartridge for this computer, even thought it seems EXACTLY the same. Question is: How do I trick an HP officejet into using a 57 print cartridge??

     

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    Rachel, Oct 21st, 2008 @ 6:49pm

    please send the procedure honey. thanks

     

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    Greg, Oct 28th, 2008 @ 7:27am

    HP Ink cartridge expiration

    Please send information on your technique to defeat HP's ink cartridge expiration scheme for my CP1700.

     

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    Kally, Oct 30th, 2008 @ 10:26pm

    HP c3180 92 and 93 ink cartridges

    Anyone know how to reset date or ink levels on a c3180 printer? So far, I have found no info on covering the contacts of the 92 and 93 ink cartridges. And I could not find the battery in the printer to disconnect it. I reset the date on my computer, but that didn't help. What a pain in the butt!! any help would be appreciated.

     

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    Teresa, Nov 17th, 2008 @ 7:17am

    Re: HP Ink cartridge expiration

    Please send any infor on how to defeat the ink cartridge expiration date - hp officejet 7100 series all-in-one.

    Please

    Thank you.

     

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    WPuffin, Nov 19th, 2008 @ 7:31pm

    OUT-THINKING expired carts/printer

    TechDirtAttCruisingBySailDOTTcom
    I came here looking for 'how' to over-ride date-reader, figuring there had to be a way. This site ROCKS!!

    FIRST, I tried back-dating printer, which did NOT work.
    Within top half-dozen postings, then spot-checking the rest, I decided to try the paper-in-the-watch-battery-and-clip routine.
    1. TURN OFF power to printer. I did. UNPLUG. Repeat:UNPLUG.
    2. Open printer (as if to change expired carts; I talked to the machine, saying (lies, all LIES)that I was going to put in "Nice, New HP carts".
    3. Fold business card in 1/4ths, tear off 1/4.
    4. Hold flashlight in LEFT hand,pointing light towards elbow, 'backwards' in hand.
    5. Rest LEFT forearm on LEFT rim of opened-printer.
    6. YOU HAVE REMOVED DANGLY SLEEVE,JEWELRY, NAME-TAG,HAIR (IF YOU HAVE ANY:).
    7. DOUBLE-CHECK: NOTHING TO CATCH INSIDE OF MACHINE!
    8. Hold 1/4 piece of card in RIGHT thumb/forefinger.
    9. USING Delicate,graceful motion (people ARE watching!)sweep RIGHT forearm into machine.
    10. As RIGHT forearm/elbow touches down on RIGHT rim of opening delicately follow the right wrist with your right ear.
    11. Look OUT for the flashlight; you're going to high score on 'graceful', right? Banging your head is a point-chopper!
    12. Looking UNDER LEFT RIM of open printer, look for circuit boards. (Someone said brown)Mine are GREEN. It probably doesn't matter, just look for the watch battery.
    13. My machine's battery is in lower left corner of circuit board,which is mounted parallel to left side of case.
    14. The clip holding MY machine's battery is a flat, vertical piece about the width of 2 paperclip wires. Slip paper behind clip, between clip and battery. Leave paper in!
    15. Reverse your way out, remembering "BE GRACEFUL". You can recover SOME of the prior deductions;just come out smiling! Piece of cake!
    16. I intended to return to re-start in 10 minutes, but instead I was attacked by some Oreo Ice Cream, which took me away overnight!
    17. This morning I plugged printer in,sent a job,waHOOO, PRINT HAPPENED!
    18. The date on the machine now shows year 2000, but I don't use the printer for a calendar, and the computer software obviously sends the date on print jobs.
    19. Hmmm, I believe I'll go have some ice cream.

    This worked for me. Manually changing the date didn't, and I tried several different years, turning off,unplugging,etc This WORKS. I LOVE BUYING CHEAP INK. SOME OF IT IS EVEN WATERPROOF, FOR INSTANT CHARTS/MAPS.

     

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    WPuffin, Nov 23rd, 2008 @ 4:30pm

    expired ink 'fix'

    Wellllllllllll, does this work for anyone else??

     

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    ImaRealtor, Nov 29th, 2008 @ 2:21pm

    Expired Warning on HP14 HP 14 cartridge

    I have a piece of crap HP Digital Copier 610. I was receiving "Out of Color Ink" message. I refilled and still the same. I did the override as mentioned in several above...press the + and - keys simultaneously, then 4,5,6 and then 1 for color OR 7,8,9 and then 1 for black. You'll have to do this each time the piece of crap is turned off and back on.

    After refilling and overriding, this lovely hunk of junk decides that the black ink cartridge is "Expired". I just love it. Now I know why I used to purchase Canon printers. HA! Anyway, I opened the lid as to expose the cartridges. I turned the printer off so the cartridges would reset to the right. I stuck my head in (what a site this must have been) and looked to the left. Realizing that I'm 45 and can no longer see anything that close, I got a flashlight and mirror and was then able to locate the battery. It's located in the front, lower-left corner. It's chrome and about the size of a US quarter (3/4") held in by a metal clip. I tried, unsuccessfully, with tweezers to get it out. Finally, I used my thumb to slightly move it off to the side until I was able to grab it with my thumb and fingers. I bet the credit card trick listed above is easier, however I didn't see that post until I had the battery out. I pulled the plug from the back for about 10 seconds and plugged it back in. Turned it on, re-entered the override codes and HOLY COW, it's printing!!

    Wish I had found this stuff a while back when I quit using this $600 paperweight. Last night I decided to do some more research before chunking it. Yea! Glad I did.

    Thanks to all of you who posted ahead of me to get me this far! You guys ROCK!

     

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    ImaRealtor, Nov 29th, 2008 @ 2:28pm

    Expired Warning on HP14 HP 14 cartridge (cont.)

    BTW - I left the battery out. I don't use mine for faxes and it's not connected to the computer. It's strickly a color copier for me. You may need to find other fixes if you use it differently. Good Luck!

     

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    Tim, Dec 9th, 2008 @ 2:08pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I am interested in the procedure to cover the contacts on HP L7590 printer.
    Thanks

     

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    Russ, Dec 11th, 2008 @ 11:16am

    procedure to by pass expired ink cortridge for 7110xi

    Hello, Mikis:

    I have a hp officejet 7110xi

    Please send me the procedure for covering specific contacts on an expired ink cartridge.

    Thank You

     

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    feizal, Dec 17th, 2008 @ 4:39pm

    procedure to by pass expired ink cortridge for HP Deskjet D2360

    Please send me the procedure for covering specific contacts on an expired ink cartridge. black 21 and color 22.I have a HP Deskjet D2360.
    please help me with this...
    Thank You..

     

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    hotphotosex, Dec 25th, 2008 @ 2:13am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

     

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    sister antonette, Jan 6th, 2009 @ 7:22am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    please help us by sending me the info for fixing expired carts. We were given more than two hundred dollars worth of new cartridges...but past the date. SMA

     

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    Peter, Jan 25th, 2009 @ 2:55pm

    HP photosmart 3210

    I bought my printer in the UK and have been happily printing on Vivera 363 cartridges. I have recently moved to the US where the HP ink cartridge equivalent for this printer is Vivera 02. When I insert the new 02 cartridge the printer shows an error "The following ink cartridge(s) is/are not intended to use in this printer - Printer configured to use 363 ink cartridges"
    I have amended the language & country/region settings to US but can't get it to accept the new 02 ink.

    Any ideas please?

     

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    Chris, Jan 27th, 2009 @ 5:48am

    HP businesss Inkjet 2200

    Hello
    My carts are 11 or 13
    Please send me instructions on how to bypass expiration
    date on full HP cartridges.
    Thank you, Chris

     

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    Dan, Feb 2nd, 2009 @ 6:22am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

     

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    Dan, Feb 2nd, 2009 @ 6:51am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi Mikis,
    could you email me which contacts to cover on my cartridge #21 HP?
    thankyou.
    Dan

     

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    Tony Fricks, Feb 2nd, 2009 @ 6:06pm

    Inkjet 2230 expired cart procedure

    please send me the procedure to fix the expired cart.
    Thanks,
    Tony

     

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    Kim Jones, Feb 6th, 2009 @ 2:35pm

    need the email for the contacts

    thanks in advance

     

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    tarugz, Feb 10th, 2009 @ 8:45am

    HP Cart reset

    Just go here to reset HP DRM Cart! =))

    http://www.saveinks.com/techinfo.htm

     

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    Tom Storli, Feb 14th, 2009 @ 11:06am

    Re: HP photosmart 3210

    Hello, Peter !

    I'm in Norway. I have a friend here (no, yes, I truly do ! :-) that has an HP Photosmart C5180 that he purchased in-country (i.e., Norway). When he was in the USA, he purchased a potload of HP 02 cartridges for his printer at Wal Mart. Came back here, put them in, and got the same bullsh*t message as you did.

    OK. This looks like DRM (Digital Rights Management) on HP's part, but is really designed to protect the UK/Norwegian/et al regional price fixing structure. The 363 vs. 02 cartridges are apparently coded differently and the printer recognizes this. What a CROCK !

    Take a look at this link: http://www.exponere.com/?p=100

    If you find a solution, please let me know. My E-mail is tom AT speedwings.com.

    Hope this may help you in some way.

    Cheers,

    Tom

     

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    BarneyC, Feb 19th, 2009 @ 8:05am

    Re: Re: HP photosmart 3210

    The solution I'm afraid is a bit of a draconian one. As I mention on my blog HP will change the region encoding of the printer from any zone to another (up to 3 times) if you ring there support number, allowing you to buy ink in the region where the printer is physically used. Once changed one can't use ink from the original zone (unless you have the cartridge re-chipped by a refiller). As a note, if you printer is still in warranty do ask about having the unit swapped out for a new and correctly coded one - that was HP's first choice for me except my printer was a few months outside the lame 12 month warranty.

     

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    Deb Sak, Feb 21st, 2009 @ 4:36pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send the instructions on covering the contacts on the hp print cartridges.
    Thanks,
    Debbie

     

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    Houh, Feb 28th, 2009 @ 7:20pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    i removed the battery and di dthe trick. However the date keeps resetting to jan 0000 every time i shut down the printer. Any idea?

     

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    houh, Mar 3rd, 2009 @ 11:27am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi

    did you solve the date problem. After removing the battery, the date keeps initializing on printer shutodn.
    Please advise

    housein

     

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    Dan, Mar 3rd, 2009 @ 10:03pm

    Date reset

    Please send the date resetting procedure, so that I can use what show up as expired dates on the HP 14 cartridges in the D135. Thank you, Dan

     

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    Bambi, Mar 7th, 2009 @ 3:37pm

    can't find battery, either

    Aside from the expense of buying new ink cartridges, it's not environmentally friendly either. I have a D4160 HP printer and couldn't find a battery. I have #93 and #98 cartridges and have not been able to find info. on which contacts to cover, either. Any suggestions?

     

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    Lyle, Mar 11th, 2009 @ 12:17pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I would love the instructions!

    Thank You

     

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    texgal, Mar 15th, 2009 @ 5:16pm

    I used to think HP was the best and wouldn't think of buying any other printer. Now that I know about their enforced cartridge purchase plan (refilled cartridges give error message) I am going to buy another type of printer next time.

     

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    Jim Hutchek, Mar 15th, 2009 @ 9:32pm

    Here is how to bypass 1100 and 1200 HP expirations

    Ok it took me a while to realize this but it is actually really simple to bypass them. The bad news is you must first go out and buy a new cartridge of that same color. Then take a knife and cut the lower stripe on both sides of the cartridge right where they assembled it. Dont worry you wont damage the cartridge. Then simply un-snap it on the new cartridge. The chip that you need comes off with it all in one piece. Then take your old cartridge and do the same thing. Finally snap the newest one in place on the old cartridge and your are ready to go. Its that easy. When you finally run that one out of ink remove it and put it back on the new cartridge and you can then run it.
    Yes its that easy..... And it really works no damage no problems.

     

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    Jay Leaure, Mar 29th, 2009 @ 1:05pm

    Re: Date reset

    Please send me the rest prodecures as I have 10 brand new ink cartg. that the date has expired on Thanks

     

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    aztsd, Apr 6th, 2009 @ 10:03pm

    How to reset HP 610 printer cartridge expiration dates

    This worked for my HP Copier 610. It was very simple - I just completely removed the backup battery inside my printer. Took all of 10 minutes.

    I turned off my printer, unplugged it, opened up the printer and removed the backup battery which was on the left side wall inside the printer. Used a mirror and a flashlight to find it.

    Then, plugged in the printer and I was good to go. It started reading filled cartridges with expiration dates from 2006 (they were still full of ink, but had expired by date only).

    Hope this helps some of you!

     

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    From Sea2Sea, Apr 8th, 2009 @ 11:29am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Great! I have an HP Business Inkjet 1000, I just reset the date back three years as you suggested (unplug the printer first) and those "empty" carts are happily printing again. Thank you very much!!

     

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    wieddm, May 5th, 2009 @ 5:53am

    Expiration Dates

    I don't want to have to take out any batteries. I just need to know how to make my HP Vivera Ink Cartridges work after expiration date. Could I get the "procedure" on covering the contacts please????

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 28th, 2009 @ 7:23pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

     

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    Jo, Jul 31st, 2009 @ 3:12am

    HP expiration on cartridges

    Hi,

    Please could you kindly email me the procedure on covering the contacts.

    I have a HP 7140 - the cartridges have expired but they are full of ink!

    Many thanks,

    Jo

    jocowlan@hotmail.com

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Aug 1st, 2009 @ 8:18am

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

     

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    al, Aug 19th, 2009 @ 5:50pm

    Re: HP14 expired cartridges

    Please send me instructions for overriding the expiration date. Officejet 7130. Thanks a bunch

     

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    WC Rodgers, Aug 31st, 2009 @ 2:35pm

    Re: Focus on the printer, not the ink cartridge

    I bought some discount ink. My HP printer was working fine and suddenly quit. I also bought ink for my Epson Stylus CX8400 and it quit with a reminder to buy their ink. I bought the printer and the ink. If I had known they had sabotour programming, I would not have purchased thier products.

     

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    henk, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 1:15pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hello I would like to know how your procedure works. Please let me know.
    I own a business inkjet 2280

    greetings Henk

     

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    j.warner, Sep 10th, 2009 @ 10:43pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a ho photosmart all in one c3180 and need to know how to reset the ink levels, any help would be greatly appreciated

     

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    Bart Snell, Oct 1st, 2009 @ 8:28am

    Remove Battery on HP Business Inkjet 2230

    As with many, my ink cartridges show the 'expired date' symptom Your assistance would be appreciated.

     

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    Melissa, Oct 10th, 2009 @ 11:15am

    expired hp ink cartridges

    I would truly love to know how to make these ink cartridges work. I have 10 new cartridges, though expired that wont work and was about to recycle them until I found your site.

    I have an hp g85 which uses 45 and 78's. it is older and this is the first I have heard of this problem, though I have used expired ink before.

     

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    Gene, Oct 21st, 2009 @ 1:11pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hello,

    I have a hp officejet 7110xi

    Please send me the procedure for covering specific contacts on an expired ink cartridge 14.

    Thank You

     

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    Jennifer, Nov 6th, 2009 @ 2:35pm

    HP expiring cartridges

    Thankyou for the tips on removing the battery & overriding the ink level monitor. We've been unable to use this f***ing machine for months & today, thanks to your tips, I've finally gotten it to work. We used to LOVE our machine, but now we LOVE knowing how to get around those baaaaad HP greedy pigs.

    Thankyou!

     

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    Robin Kriens, Nov 17th, 2009 @ 12:38pm

    HP 11 Ink Cartridges

    I have been reading some of the posting about ink cartridges.
    I have an HP CP1700 which has to have five ink cartridges in to print. The last two yellow cartridges (HP11) that I put in register as being empty (they are full) so my printer won't print. The HP box they came in shows expiration date of 10/09/2012, so they should work. I am perplexed! I have sent bac/replaced one or two previously because of the same issue.

     

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    sabrina, Dec 1st, 2009 @ 11:47am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I have a HP photosmart 7280 and I took my cart. to Costco to refill and now my printer says my cart. is damaged or missing. HELP!!!

     

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    Mike (profile), Dec 4th, 2009 @ 5:37pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me instructions for overriding the expiration date, removing the battery, overriding the ink level monitor, and cleaning the heads and anything else you are willing to take the time to help me with...

    HP PhotoDUMB C6180 All-in-One.

    Thank you so much!

    This should be a class-action lawsuit - once I purchase this machine (it is not software) I should be able to tweak the *&^%(* out of it!!!

     

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    angus1941 (profile), Jan 6th, 2010 @ 8:17pm

    bogus ink stink

    Hello,

    I have a hp officejet 7140xi

    Please send me the procedure for covering specific contacts on an expired ink cartridge 14.

    Thank You

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 15th, 2010 @ 3:26pm

    please send method of overriding exp date on #14 cartridge

     

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    David, Jan 24th, 2010 @ 6:57am

    HP 7140xi

    I intend to have a conversation with hp tomorrow. My first question will be why the only thing that works on this printer is the system to monitor the expiration date on the cartridge? I literaly forward almost everything I want to print to my work email due to this being printer being a piece of crap. Today I was determined to get it fixed or die trying, first thing I discover is the HP14s are expired with over 50% of the ink left in both. If their piece of crap printer worked it wouldn't be a problem!

    Please email solution to this problem.

     

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    Sooz (profile), Jan 29th, 2010 @ 5:01am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Hi
    Would be very pleased to receive your procedure for d145 please
    Many thanks
    Sue

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 6th, 2010 @ 11:43am

    you are moron

     

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    joey, Feb 16th, 2010 @ 9:29pm

    hp 5550

    can someone please post or send me info on covering contacts on an expired cartridge. i have a mac and the date change wont work

     

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    Lonnie Fread, Feb 17th, 2010 @ 4:19pm

    Re: HP 11 Ink Cartridges Empty Error

    I am experiencing this EXACT same problem. The last 4 yellow cartridges I installed are showing as empty. The removal of the battery does not correct the situation. Blocking contact only results in a missing cartridge message. I would like to circumvent this problem. Any ideas anyone?

     

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    ciaran, Mar 8th, 2010 @ 10:29am

    HP officejet 7140xi

    Hi,

    could I have the procedure for fooling the ink cartridges on my HP 7140xi. I have used very little ink and it is a complete waste throwing them out.

    Regards

    Ciaran

     

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    Helen McCarthy, Mar 28th, 2010 @ 10:41am

    Re: Re: HP\'s Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me the link to reset the date or cover the contacts to use out of date HP 14 catridges. Thank you

     

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    Sergey, Apr 29th, 2010 @ 3:34am

    Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    OfficeJet 7110. please send the procedure honey. thanks.

     

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    margareta (profile), May 6th, 2010 @ 9:59am

    HP rejects refilled cartridges

    I have a PhotoSmart C4180, and it absolutely will not accept refilled cartridges. Can anyone tell me what I can do to override this? I don't think it's because they're expired, because I do not get an expired date message. I just get an error message that tells me it cannot use or does not recognize the cartridge.

    I hope these clowns experience a major backlash for so viciously obstructing attempts to recycle. You'd think that would make for some bad PR for them with all the "green" initiatives these days.

     

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    Charles Klepadlo, May 20th, 2010 @ 3:58pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Would love to know how to defeat the ink expiration on the hp D145 printer. Thank you!

     

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    Winnie, Jun 14th, 2010 @ 8:57pm

    NEVER AGAIN

    Own a HP L7590 and it will be the last HP item I will own in my entire life. The Customer Svc sucks in my country, they don't help much over the phone if your item is longer under warranty, They will just give you a website and ask you to go check it out yourself. WTF ! I was appalled to say the least. And as for the ink, I was hoping if there's anyone out there using CISS ink or are refilling their own cartridges (for HP L7590 model) ? I 'm not wasting another cent on HP. N-E-V-E-R A-G-A-I-N !!! I'll get a CANON.

     

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    Winnie, Jun 14th, 2010 @ 8:57pm

    NEVER AGAIN

    Own a HP L7590 and it will be the last HP item I will own in my entire life. The Customer Svc sucks in my country, they don't help much over the phone if your item is longer under warranty, They will just give you a website and ask you to go check it out yourself. WTF ! I was appalled to say the least. And as for the ink, I was hoping if there's anyone out there using CISS ink or are refilling their own cartridges (for HP L7590 model) ? I 'm not wasting another cent on HP. N-E-V-E-R A-G-A-I-N !!! I'll get a CANON.

     

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  374.  
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    Winnie, Jun 14th, 2010 @ 10:55pm

    NEVER AGAIN

    Own a HP L7590 and it will be the last HP item I will own in my entire life. The Customer Svc sucks in my country, they don't help much over the phone if your item is longer under warranty, They will just give you a website and ask you to go check it out yourself. WTF ! I was appalled to say the least. And as for the ink, I was hoping if there's anyone out there using CISS ink or are refilling their own cartridges (for HP L7590 model) ? I 'm not wasting another cent on HP. N-E-V-E-R A-G-A-I-N !!! I'll get a CANON.

     

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    Dale Pavlotzky, Sep 4th, 2010 @ 11:13am

    cartridge expirations

    I would love to know how to defeat the ink expiration. I have several different printers. Right now my issue is with the Business Inkjet 1100 using the HP 10 and HP 11. Could you also tell me the reason for both- the printheads and cartridges. I acquired about 50 HP 11's in different colors so I got a printer on Ebay that uses them. Thank you

     

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    Dale Pavlotzky, Sep 4th, 2010 @ 11:59am

    cartridge expirations

    I would love to know how to defeat the ink expiration. I have several different printers. Right now my issue is with the Business Inkjet 1100 using the HP 10 and HP 11. Could you also tell me the reason for both- the printheads and cartridges. I acquired about 50 HP 11's in different colors so I got a printer on Ebay that uses them. Thank you

     

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    Peggy S, Sep 12th, 2010 @ 12:56pm

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Please send me your procedure for covering the specific contacts. I have a hp officejet 7130 all in one.

     

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    Caroline, Oct 21st, 2010 @ 5:47pm

    Re: Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    Did you ever get the contact info for this problem? I tried removing and putting back in the battery and it still does not work. Any suggestions?

     

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    Fredda, Dec 8th, 2010 @ 10:25am

    Re: Re: HP's Self Destructing Ink Carts

    I will try anything, this stupis thing tell me I am out of ink whenb the cartride is still over half full..suck that it will not let me print any way, is there not a way to override the shut down?

     

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    Manual, Jun 20th, 2011 @ 2:27am

    hp ink price

    US$8,000 per gallon, the ink inside Hewlett-Packard printer cartridges could be some of the most expensive liquid on the planet. Rivals such as Epson and Canon are in the same boat as HP.

     

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    gymant (profile), Oct 16th, 2011 @ 2:40pm

    940 counterfeit cartridge

    HP Officejet 8500 all-in-one wireless, 940 cartridge

    Once the dreaded message: Used or counterfeit cartridge installed. The original ink has been depleted Replace cartridge or touch OK to continue displayed on the printer screen. I selected OK and refilled the 940 ink cartridges in my HP Officejet 8500 all-in-one wireless as the ink depleted.

    The printer still printed, although in a roundabout way. When I send a document to the printer, I get an error document cant print in the printer spooler. If I turn the printer off wait about five minutes, delete the document in the spooler, then resubmit it the printer works.

    Defeats the wireless option, has anyone experienced similar issues?

     

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