How to Reset the Ink in an Officejet

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How to Reset the Ink in an Officejet
Override the ink-level gauge to use refilled ink cartridges. (ink cartridges image by itsallgood from Fotolia.com)

Certain Hewlett Packard OfficeJet printers, such as the D series and 7100 series, feature an ink delivery system that separates printheads from the cartridges. A built-in ink-level gauge monitors the levels of ink in the cartridges to ensure that they are not too low. If they are, the printheads will ingest air and possibly sustain damage. In order to use a cartridge that you refilled yourself, override the ink-level gauge via the printer's keypad.

Skill level:
Easy

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the left and right arrow keys on the printer's keypad simultaneously, and release them.

  2. 2

    Press the "7," "8" and "9" keys consecutively in order to access the black ink-gauge menu.

  3. 3

    Press "1" after reading "Ink Gauge Off? 1=Yes 2=No" on the display to turn off the ink gauge.

  4. 4

    Press the left and right arrow keys on the printer's keypad simultaneously and release them. Press the "7," "8" and "9" keys consecutively.

  5. 5

    Press "2" after reading "Ink Gauge Off? 1=Yes 2=No" on the display to reset the ink gauge.

  1. 1

    Press the left and right arrow keys on the printer's keypad simultaneously, and release them.

  2. 2

    Press the "4," "5" and "6" keys consecutively in order to access the colour ink gauge menu.

  3. 3

    Press "1" after reading "Ink Gauge Off? 1=Yes 2=No" on the display to turn off the ink gauge.

  4. 4

    Press the left and right arrow keys on the printer's keypad simultaneously and release them. Press the 4, 5 and 6 keys consecutively.

  5. 5

    Press "2" after reading "Ink Gauge Off? 1=Yes 2=No" on the display to reset the ink gauge.

Tips and warnings

  • HP does not recommend using non-HP printing supplies. Doing so may void your printer's warranty.

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