How to check HP printer ink level in Win 7

Emachines El1210-11 desktop pc
August 13, 2010 at 13:35:27
Specs: Windows 7
How do I check my HP all in one printer b&w & color ink cartridges levels?

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August 13, 2010 at 16:48:26
Did you install the accompanying software for the printer?

Read the manual for the printer.

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August 14, 2010 at 08:16:03
Yes, everything was installed. The printer has worked fine for over a year. I just can't find out the level of inks. Perhaps it is caused by the use of ink cartridges filled by Walgreens.

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August 14, 2010 at 08:21:11
I would guess that is correct.

Did that printer ever give you that information?

I hate to break it to you but I don't think the printer actually measures the ink. I think it uses a counter to tell you when to change tanks. I know at least some work that way.

I really don't know how it could measure the ink. There would need to be a sensor in the ink tank or the tank would need to be accurately weighed.

I suggest you just run the tanks till the finished product is off.

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August 14, 2010 at 19:45:18
HERE is HP document describing how to check the estimated ink level in the cartridge. Unfortunately it includes the following gotcha that applies to this situation:

If you have installed a refilled or remanufactured print cartridge or a cartridge that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator will be inaccurate or unavailable.


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