sayersmanasked Jan 27, 2005 at 10:26am
How to bypass a cartridge expiration date
Thanks in advance! ~Sharon
I have a Hp Deskjet 5150 that uses the 56, 57, 58 cartridges. The link
you supplied has been taken down, could you email me these instructions
on how to bypass the cartridge expiration date, Please!
First, you disconnect the power and the printer cable, just to be sure. Then, you reached inside the printer and carefully remove the battery for one hour, maybye you have the chance to reset the printer internal clock...
It worked for me too...HP Cp1700
forum. I deeply appreciate those who make forums like this available.
Once you have the plastic sides/back/front piece off (it's one piece with 4 plastic clips to unclip), on the left side (your left as you face the front of the printer) there are two circuit boards. The larger one extends from the back of the printer about 2/3rds of the way to the front of the printer, right next to and parallel to the left side wall(which was removed). The battery is on the front side (inside) of this circuit board but it is almost invisible. I was lucky to spot the battery clip on my 5th try with a bright flashlight. It's almost to the bottom of the printer, on the front side of the circuit board. Look for the motor which is near the front left bottom of the printer, it's a grey/silver cylinder about 2 1/2" long and about 2" from the motor, and a little higher, is a white plastic gear wheel. This wheel is parallel to and very close to the circuit board. You'll see the battery by looking down from the top and inbetween the wheel and the circuit board. I used a long thin knife and a long this screwdriver to get the battery to fall down to the bottom floor then skootched it over to an open space to it's right. I have no idea how I could get it back in place if I had to, probably by dangling it from a piece of tape and holding the clip open with a screwdriver.
Hope this helps someone...jc
Our problem is that we do not see the battery or clip anywhere. Everyone is talking about the battery and spring clip, but we don't see anything like this. Could someone please describe the location in more detail? Or even post a picture?
It is absolutely maddening that HP thinks they're going to keep any customers by screwing us like this.
We would appreciate any help.
Does this printer have the batery somewhere? I just couldnt find it.
Does anyone have this printer?
HOWEVER! I now have another problem and am not sure if it is related. I have a HP cp1700 and instead of taking the battery out, I did the piece of business card routine overnight, then I took it out.
Now, whenever I turn the printer on AND whenever I print something out, it immediately wants to print an Auto Allignment page ("Auto Alignment in Progress"......). I don't want it to do that and it's not listening to me. It's getting to be as bad as my ex........
Any suggestions? Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!! (I did look for ayone else having this problem and if I overlooked it, please guide me to the approximate date and I will check it out.)
Your cartridge has died of old age.
solution. The battery in the OfficeJet printers is hidden behind the left side panel.
It worked GREAT for me!!!
Seems a little silly (or greedy) that HP prevents you from printing all together if you don't buy both cartridges.
Thank you all for the postings.
Thank you all for the info.
Also, I suppose the printer manufactureres have figured out that at least a few of us have figured out how to bypass their cash cow. Any guesses on their next strategy to rob us?
After dusting off my HP 2500C+ (built in 2000) I tried to print. "M Cartridge Expired. Replace", then "Y Cartridge Expired. Replace" Ugh!
With 1284 bidirectional printer cables the old printer is getting the current date from Windows XP. Set Windows XP's date back to 2001 (for this old geezer printer) and everything works fine.
My question is this: Does the expiration date stamped on the outside of the cartridge have any effect upon the ability to refill the cartridge???
I was under the impression that the expiration date was to indicate the 'age' of the ink!!! Like with a box of cereal, the cereal might go stale, but the cardboard box will be fine! Help, how does all this work???
Thank you, ChristineM
P.S. My CP1700 is still working fine with old cartriges but the warning screen in the middle which tells of empty cartriges etc has lost a few parts of letters. I now have to guess at what it says.
PPS The other day just before printing a black and white bill, the cyan decided to run out. And we all know what the printer does. Not having a spare cyan or the time to fill I swopped the lower part of the cartridge with a spare black cartridge just for the duration of that session.
In any case, has anyone found out where the battery is for the PSC 2110 all-in-one? I took off what screws I could without completely breaking or dismantling the whole thing and I didn't see anything obvious.
I have had two black cartridges just suddenly stop working in the middle of a print job. The cartridges were fairly new in both cases and were over 60\% full, as indicated in the device status screen that appears while printing.
Last night, I was printing some 4x6 photos and suddenly I was getting prints missing all black ink. I wasted two sheets of photo paper and ran all three levels of cleaning, only to run my color ink cartridge down to near empty and my photo cartridge to empty. Now I have to replace all three cartridges.
I replaced the black cartridge with a new one and now the printer is working again as it should. But the one I took out was nowhere near empty, with just 30 prints on it.
If the cartridges have a built in 'time bomb' of sorts, then the exp date should be clearly printed on the package, so buyers can avoid purchasing cartridges that are expired or about to expire.
The 7960 is otherwise a decent printer, but two black cartridges in a row went to waste because of early failures.
And it's also printed on the cartridges.
it uses 23 & 45 cartridges ?
In this particular situation, the printer will act like all of the nozzles suddenly became clogged, but keep printing without warning.
Put in a new cartrige and everything is dandy again.
Curiously, both prematurely-dead black carts have expired shortly before they stopped printing (dates on cartridges, that is).
Moe is the forum moderator, and I suspect he's read the whole thread.
I find nothing inaccurate in his comments, some of them refer to cartridges that are not chipped, but if you skim the thread you would not realize that. (back up from his last comment and you'll see he's referring to #45 & 23 cartridges)
Go ahead and read the thread thoroughly, because I'd say you are the one who didn't read it!
The newer HP cartridges have a cartridge ID, the printer keeps track of the last two cartridges installed in a socket, so even if you remove a cartridge, insert another, then remove it and put back the first the printer still remembers it. (now if you insert two other cartridges in between the printer forgets the first one)
Some HP cartridges have the print head built in, examples of this are: 15, 17, 23, 29, 45, 49, 51, 56, 57, 58, and 78, (I'm sure I missed a few).
Other cartridges are ink only like the #10 and #11, printers that use those cartridges have a separate ink tank for each color, and a print head for each color, (there is a plastic tube between each tank and head).
Perform the Blot Test
Remove cartridge from machine, fold a paper towel back over a couple of times so it is about 4 layers thick, shake cartridge up and down hard, shake it over a sink unless you want to clean ink off the floor.
Now blot the nozzles of the cartridge on the paper towel, for a black cartridge you should see two black stripes, for a color cartridge you should see three colored stripes, if you don't have all stripes the cartridge is clogged or bad.
Have you checked the expiration date on the cartridges you are using?
Are you installing new HP cartridges, or refills?
You may be able to recover a clogged cartridge by swishing the tip in a saucer with a very small amount of warm water, then gently wiping it on a wet paper towel, be gentle the nozzles are delicate.
And do not trust the ink gauge on the PC, cartridges can dry up from the machine just sitting, the cartridges are vented, venting is necessary to let air in so that a vacuum won't develop in the cartridge.
Instructions on convincing a printer that you have installed a different #56, 57, or 58 can be found at:
Just got caught on my 2 new spare #14 color cartriges for the CP1160.
Anyone know where the battery is on this model.
I've HP3420 printer which use Cartridge 27. I've tried to change the system date on the PC it does not work. I've also search for a battery inside the printer I haven't found any.
So please can someone help me how to reset the cartridge expiration date.
25 HP inkjet 51645a
6 HP inkjet 51641a
12 HP inkjet c6578d
I found that I didnt have to undo the three torx screws on the plate to lower the mainboard and get the battery (grrr TORX screws!), I could just reach the battery and prise it out using a fairly long flat blade screwdriver. I mad access to do this by inclipping the main plastic housing from the base and lifting it up to make room. If you dont have torx drivers, and you have already worn three crosspoints out undoing the ones on the sliding sides, give this a try!!!
Please note as well, the side cover that you need to remove is on the RHS as you look from the *front*, i.r. The one with the power, USB and printer ports on it!!!! (DOH)
Grrrr....shouldnt there be a law against this type of manufacturing!!!!
Parts inside your printer are at the end of thier service life, see your printers documentaions.....
What shall I do...?
1) Open the front cover (the one with the hingest on the right) and detach the front LCD panel on the left of the printer(there are three tabs behind it) and remove the two black torx screws that are showing.
2) Remove the top (silver) cover and remove the two silver torx screws.
3) Gently unclip the tabs on each side of the printer top cover and remove the remainder of the top cover.
4) Remove the rear paper handler using the two side buttons, then slide out of place.
5) Undo the tabs that hold the sides of the printer together. These are located at the bottom of the side panel. You can get away with undoing the front left tab, the left side tab and both rear tabs (rear tabs are located on either side of the paper handler removed in step 4). The left side of the printer should be exposed and you should be able to see a circuit board.
6) On the front of the circuit board, near the front left hand side of the printer is a BR2032 button cell battery. It looks like a small silver coin. Hint: use a torch, flashlight to find it. Remove this battery gently with a pair of needle-nose pliers.
7) Reassemble the printer (a reverse of the above procedure) and allow to sit for an hour for its memory to clear, then try again.
This should take around 10-15 minutes, and is well worth it. Now you should be able to use expired/refilled cartridges.
It's a pity that HP have to be so difficult about this, the cp1160 is an excellent printer, however because of stupid planned obsolecence like this, I will never recommend HP products to anyone again. :(
- Press and hold down the power button.
- While holding the Power button:
Press the Cancel button 12 times
Press the Resume button 3 times
- Release the Power button
The ink gauge is now off and you can resume printing
taken from http://www.misterinkjet.com/hp14colorreset.htm
If you are using XP Windows, reload the drivers from XP. Do
not use the drivers from the HP Company (those on CD or downloaded from HP) use the XP drivers, specify HP priners then find your printer in the list.
The HP drivers sends the computer date to the printer while the drivers that come with XP do not send the date.
I like HP1700, and will continue to use it now I don't have to axe it in a fit of pique.
BTW, this is a great forum and I will come back when I have printer problems in the future.
I used to set back the date in my computer to avoid the message of expiration. But every once in a while I forgot to set the date back to today. So you can imagine what happened if I needed a document I created or changed on some specific date...
Then I tried something else. The printer can work in two modes, PCL and PS (postscript). I tried using the postscript mode with the date of today. What do you guess? No expiration message! At least not yet... ;)
I have a cheap all-in-one model HP1210. It uses the color 57 and black 56 cartridges. Printer is maybe a year old.... I have never connected it to a computer ...so there is certainly no date check there. I have just used it as a copier. Today I tried to make a copy, and got an error. I pulled both carts ...and the color one has a date of about 10 days ago. I have disassembled my printer to the point that there is maybe 50\% chance I can reassemble it but have found no battery. If there is no battery, and it's never been connected to a computer ...how does the printer know the date?
There is an MROM chip on the board - thought maybe it was non-volatile ...but no voltage on any of the pins. None on anything I checked. Perhaps a truly bad cart? Do any of the carts have batteries in them for expiration date retention? Anyone have any luck resetting or fooling this model?
I did check the link in this thread referring to these model carts in reference to changing ink levels. A computer was needed - and I'm not even sure if it fixes the expiration problem....
Any help would be appreciated! Thx....
(EDIT: okeee...something very special just happened: there was a little "door" under the printer held with just one screw...of course, I opened it...just some plastic "arm-lookin'" thang. Well, must have had to do with the alignment, 'cause the cartridges are now going all the way to the right, and BANGING against the side...bang! bang! bang! (times 10). maybe I should just throw this plastic piece o' sh*t out????)
I've looked for the battery, but am reluctant to start with the unscrewing things again...okay, I'm being lazy...
I thought you might be able to tell me precisely where to look to see the battery and slip in the acetate to disconnect the battery...for some reason I'm not able to locate it by the other descriptions in this thread.
I do appreciate the help...and the time/work you'll be saving me.
I know I am digressing here, but tell about the LCD screen. Is it worth replacing, difficulty, cost and parts availability.
I've been able to deal with the battery, only now everything prints in cyan only...I think I need to clean the print heads now. Suggestions?
The LCD screen:
Mine got to the point that I could no longer read what it said...I found the part for $40...you may be able to get it cheaper too. Here's what I did...I've posted it yesterday on another thread too. This was the first time I'd tried to replace printer part other than the standard comsumables, etc.
Its worth replacing and really isn't hard to do, only 20 minutes or less. You just need to take care when opening the printer/removing the cover, etc...so that things don't break...and make sure to unplug it all before you start. Here's what I posted on the other thread.
Unplug everything from the printer...everything. You'll need a special screw driver that fits the two small sizes of screw heads...I think I've seen others call the torx screws. the ones holding the LCD in place require a smaller screw driver than the ones holding the cover in place.
There are two plastic panels that appear to cover the LCD area. In theory you ought to be able to take off the small dark gray and light gray panels without taking off the whole cover, but I found that too difficult...I simply could access the tabs(* see the next asterisk in the text below) enough to depress them, SO:
Remove the back of the unit by depressing the two buttons on the manual feed component (or duplexer if you have it) and set this aside.
Remove the paper tray from the front.
You'll need to take out the visible screws in the gray overcover...two silver in back, three brass visible on top with the lids open.
Then undo the tabs holding the cover onto the body of the printer...push on them so that they don't catch the edge anymore. (I used paperclips to hold some of them "open" as i was opening others and easing off the cover.)
Then it takes a little wiggling, tugging, gentle persuasion to lift the cover off the body somewhat...
you don't need to lift it much, but it will take some gentle "doing" to persuade it to move.
In fact, it will come off more easily on the right side and still seem somewhat stuck on the left. (I couldn't see what was holding it in place so I didn't force it any further and it wasn't really necessary to.)
Once its off enough that you can see through the area where the paper outputs on the front and see into the machine and up into the cover, you'll note there are three tabs(*) that hold the darker gray cover surrounding the LCD onto the lighter gray cover. Depress theses tabs, take off the darker gray cover, then unscrew the two silver screws holding the lighter gray panel over the LCD.
Unscrew the four silver screws holding the LCD board in place.
Then you'll need to unplug the wires on the left side of the LCD board.
Lift it slightly and gentle depress the four tabs holding the clear plastic cover and buttons over the LCD. Remove the clear plastic cover, then unplug the power cord on the right side of the LCD.
Remove the LCD board, replace it with the new part...
then do these instructions in reverse.
Just remember that almost everything you're working with is plastic...and breakable, so use enough force, but let it be gentle and persuasive, not sharp or heavy.
I hope this helps!
I check the estimated level and the Tri-color Catridge is 90\% and the black print catridge is 60\%.
Why is my printer behaving like this.
I also did "Clean the Print Cartridges" and "Calibrate the Device"
I would appreciate if someone tell me the solution soon.
Does any1 knoew how to bypass expiration dates for PSC2410? tried the methods explained at http://www.inktec-uk.co.uk/57_58_reset.htm - they don't seem to work for this model, I have tried to set the computer's clock back it doesn't work either...
Thanks to all!
the printer gets the time from the computer. It still says color ink low but no longer expired. I have to press enter to contine but at least I can use the printer again to make copies.
OP thanks for the post.
same story .. old (new) cartriges that dont work..
The HP #15, #45, & #78 cartridges do not have an electronic expiration date.
CP 1700 works !
I used a cut plastic card, put my printer on one side and
inserted the card between battery and clip.
Thanks to all :))))))
I have tried everything short of pulling this thing apart. I would do that if I could find a place that would tell me step by step how to take the top off. I don't know where the battery is to try and remove it or place plastic under it... others have done this but I looked and cannot find how or what to do to achieve this spender. I try to clean the heads but since the error is flashing Black and Magenta cartridges are missing when they are not - Nothing Happens, no cleaning. Black ink was just replaced last week. ARGH... HELP please... please... I am on knees here.
I've been fighting expired HP cartridges for years that still have ink to give. HP's cartridge expiration is based on time, not ink used. I've kept the cartridges full and they still expired. I've also had HP color cartridges run dry while still indicating almost a third full. Refilling them allows them to continue to be used.
I tried to follow your instructions to open the top of the case but ran into some differences. I Found two screws in the top back, one on the right front and one release tab inside on each side. That freed everything on top except the top left front corner(in front). I ran into a pin that seems to lock the top left front of the top piece to the top left front of the case. I don't see any way to disengage the pin. Do you know any trick to get these two pieces apart without breaking something?
Thanks in advance,
Do these models have a chip that expires the cartridges?
Is it safe to buy remanufactured ink cartridges- how can they function withut the HP microchips- they must somehow though. A lot of people use them.
Thank YOu so much! This forum has awesome info- it helped me unclog my canon printhead awhile back. Boy that was fun!
i own a hp cp1700 printer and it said that some cartridges were expired.
after reading this threads i decided to remove the battery and voilat the printer now works perfectly!!!
the battery is placed on the left part of the printer (the one with the power supply)
you only need to unscrew the two torx and then opening the top panel you can reach out the battery and remove it!!
Isn't it great, the Internet and such a forum?
What would we have done without the ideas and help of others? It saved me more than 300 Euro in cartridges!
Without the Internet I had to ask the printer-dealer. You know the answers? "I have never heard about such a problem". "You are the only one with this problem". etc etc etc.
I love the Internet!
greatings again from Mike at Cologne
Ok, when the ink leaks out of the cartridge, it pours down and over the ink pump. The ink pump is a set of plastic shaft with four cams that for its turn when rotated by a small motor with a full revolution, it pushes the four white fingers into the rubber bubble of the cartridge.
In a full revolution all 4 cartridges receive one whole single pumping of ink that should flow through the 4 flexible pipes ribbom to the printing heads.
When the leaking ink pours or drops over the cammed shaft, it probably will end hiting a white absorbend at the bottom of the machine and will stay there. There is a protective plastic between the abrosbend and the machine base, but I found ink under the plastic, go figure how nice protection the plastic serves.
Well, the cammed shaft when rotating pulls the white fingers into the cartridges rubber bubbles, and at the same time, it moves a small piece of plastic at the bottom of all, and a opto-sensor is interrupted. There are 4 of this sensors, one for each of the ink cartridges. In real, the piece of plastic almost interrupts the opto-sensor.
Those sensors makes no sense to be there, except when the ink cartridge goes completely empty and there is no more resistance to the cammed shaft and white finger, so the finger goes easily into the booble rubber of the ink cartridge. In this case (empty cartridge), the piece of plastic goes also deeper into the sensor and then, then machine knows the cartridge is completely empty, no more ink even inside the rubber booble. If it is the case, the machine stops and say "replace cartridge".
This empty-cartridge sensing also may be done by sensing a longer time of opto interruption, different from when there is ink into the cartridge, the white finger goes less into the rubber bubble so the interruption at the sensor is faster.
Well, all those 4 opto-sensors are located in a tinny circuit board right below the cammed shaft. There are 3 small connectors on this board, no electronics whatsoever, just the 4 opto-sensors (slotted), 3 resistors and one capacitor.
My machine leaked ink (yellow) and after that it said all the 4 cartridges were missing, no way to make it works.
I disassembled everything and found ink leak over this small board, mostly over the left side (under the black cartridge).
I disassembled everythins and washed in water at the sink, extra care to not make the shaft motor wet, you may protect it with a plastic or just take extra care.
The small circuit board had ink deposited under the contacts of the connector on the left side, the only connector that comes with red wires (4 wires) from the connectors under the cartridges. The 4 cartridges have chips on the bottom, each chip has 4 contacts. The chips use serial communication, 1 wire for data, 1 for clock, ground and +5V. The +5V was missing at the cartridges connector, and missing at the 4 pins white connector at this little board.
I took it home and measured all the connections, found an oxidized small island at the 5V connections distributions. One sensor and the 4 pins connector (that feeds 5V to the cartridges chips) were not receiving 5V.
Without power, the chips will never answer to the questioning from the machine at power-up. They are all in paralel, but each chip has a specific address on the 2 wire communication scheme. Probably the machine asks each cartridge individually and it knows which is missing or not. Without power, no chip will answer, and the machine thinks the 4 cartridges are missing.
The oxidation was caused by the ink that was there for days. The small island that connects the 5V from one side to another of the circuit board got corroded and open the circuit.
A small wire soldered in place solved the problem, and the CP1700, one of the best printers I ever had in several years, came back to life.
Used the opportunity to clean up the machine in general, and found some kind of black gum like gell into where heads pump ink when cleaning itself at the right side of the machine. It appeared to be like a one inch by 3/4 by 1/2 of something smooth like gel, in truth it was pure dry ink. Tons of liquid ink were poured there during cleanups and ended up like that. By my fast calculations, I guess it needed something like 50 cartridges ink to slowly evaporate and let that kind of gel residue. I mean, HP people, make the sum, more than 50 cartridges at $35 each, to the trash? just to clean the heads? That machine received no more than 70 or 80 cartridges in its life, it means that more than 50\% is poured to trash? hmmm.
One tip: When cleaning the contacts of the cartridges and at the machine where the cartridges make contact, use a cotton swab embeded in acetona, not alcohol. Alcohol has water and it don't dry enough, it will still there and will promote corrosion. Acetona dry very fast and clean the contacts for any dirt or contamination. Be careful to not overdue with acetona, just a little bit at the swab. Clean cartidges contacts at every replacement.
I have some pictures of the board, position of the open circuit track and another with the bridge I soldered to fix the board.
You may see them at:
I tried the back-dating the comp. clock and it works. But I want to reset the battery-memory so that I don't have to do this everytime I try to print. Does anybody know where the battery is located on 1100d model?
Located the motherboard, removed it.
Located the battery at position C801 on the board.
Now it seems on the 6110 the battery terminals have been stamped on. You actually have to pry the terminals off. I removed only the negative terminal from the battery thus leaving it on the board though disconnected. Refited the board and put printer back together.
For me still no go. Still see the Right cartridge incorrect error.
I think my HP has actually killed this cartridge.
I don't think I would need to remove the battery from the motherboard? Its still attached via its postive terminal?
Any ideas anyone?
Cheers Pat from Melbourne, Australia
i'm using HP Deskjet 3550, i'm just wondering where i could find its battery?
thanks in advance.
Please advise me asto whether I have successfully enjoined this forum, and whether my update was suitable to be included.
What I had stated, was that the HP BIJ 2280 does not have a battery. My experience in this area involves a network of an APPLE and three PC's connected to my hp 2280 thru a print server.
All three PC's will not print, and cause the 2280 to go into the error mode of "expired cartridge": however the APPLE will print with no problem.
This has caused me to send all PC print jobs to the APPLE to be printed from there.
It seems to me then, that the error is comming from the PC. Anonymous (7/20/06 8:20 AM) reply of using the 2250 driver from MS is a great fix, and avoids tearing the printer apart looking for the elusive battery.
With my CP1700 I cut a piece of an old creditcard en
left it under the battery clip.
The operation took just 5 minutes.
And now its printing again with my old cartridges.
1) How do you get at the battery on a HP PSC 1210?
2) What does 'expiry' mean in terms of actual ink quality? Is there any noticeable degradation 1 year after expiry? 5 Years after expiry?
If you have an hp officejet d125xi check out this site. it has pictures of the battery placement.
All the best. Jar!
Can anyone tell me where to find the battery on the HP Business Inkjet 3000 n. I want to try the battery removal trick.
In the printer ini file (c:/windows/hpbj1100.ini) I made one change....
the following line
Printing like a dream :o)
Does this printer have the batery somewhere? I just couldnt find it.
Does anyone have this printer?
Where can I find the 'battery', if any??
Do I've to put back the battery or remove it permenantly?
The step to reset the #56 and #57 is too long and may not 100\%..
thks in adv
Today I've tried to do the same with 4 different expired black cartridges and it doesn't seem to work. I'm confused... I don't think I did anything any differently. I used the Date/Time control panel to change the computer's date. I even shut everything down and then restarted after the date change. (I did turn off the feature to synchronize the clock with a network time server.)
Does anyone know if the psc 2110 has a battery and if so, would someone please describe to me how to find it? It would be nice if the credit card trick would work.
Has anyone else found any other solutions? In case it makes a difference, I have a slightly older Macintosh (G3 Blue/white) running system 9.1. I tried looking for other drivers, as some have mentioned, but what I found was a Microsoft website that linked to HP. I assume that's no better than the original HP software that came with the printer, right?
Thanks for any help you can give me.
http://www.land.netonecom.net/tlp/ref/letters/hpPrinters.php. Even though it is not the same macjine, it is in exactly the same place and quite easy to access, just reomve the plastic cover just to the left of the paper tray opening. Voila
Does anyone know if the HP Deskjet 990cxi has a battery? If it does, where is it. The main controller board is on the back close to the i/o and power plugs.
I bought several 'Out of Date' catridges, little knowing what was to happen.
They work fine now!! thx guys
1.- Power off.
2.- Press the CANCEL + PAPER BUTTON and hold.
3.- Press the POWER button, wait 1 second and release the CANCEL and PAPER buttons.
This work momentarily only, if you power off the printer, you will have to do this procedure again.
This is similar to changing the driver from HP to Microsofts own, but another solution to the expiring ink problem is to use Linux. We've got about 20 expired 10 and 11 size cartridges for our HP Business Jet 2200/2250 printers in the office, and were ready to throw them away until I noticed that they worked fine if printing from our Linux machines. I suppose that the Linux driver doesn't send the date when printing. I don't know how this would affect printers with onboard clocks, but it worked for us.
While this wouldn't be feasible for everyone, we set up an old PC (Pentium 3 128mb Ram) to act as a print server for the network, and can now use all the old cartridges.
If you have some basic linux knowledge, its fairly easy to get working. Just make sure that you export the Windows postscript driver from CUPS and SAMBA, and don't use HP's own drivers in Windows.
I want to know if any battery is exist in the Hp 810C and 720 C deskjet printer, if so, kindly ininstruct me how to locate itL
You don't need to concern about Hp 810C and 720 C deskjet printers.
The cartridges for them don't have any chips and they'll work till out of ink.
Thanks for your valuable suggestion and it will surely boost my knowledge further regarding 820C and & 720 C printer.
Thanks for the information.
Thanks for the information. Further I would like to know whether any service utility ia available for downloading for restting the Waste ink in Canon Printer ( like SSC service utility for epson).
Waiting for reply.
Thanks for the information. I would like to know whether any service utilitu is available for downloading for resetting the waste ink in Canon Printers (like SSC service Utility for Epson)
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