How to Disable the "Low on Ink" Message on the HP DeskJet D1400

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An HP Desk Jet D1400 printer includes a built-in ink level monitoring chip. This chip determines the quantity of ink remaining inside cartridges, and relays this information back to your computer. After disabling the chip, you can manually check ink levels. If light or blotchy text appears after printing, an ink cartridge requires replacement.

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  1. 1

    Click "Start" and then the "Devices and Printers" option.

  2. 2

    Right-click your "HP D1400" icon and then the "Properties" option.

  3. 3

    Click the "Estimated Print Level" tab and the "Print Cartridge Information" button.

  4. 4

    Click the "Disable Ink Level Estimation" check box and then the "OK" button to apply your changes.

Tips and warnings

  • If you refill or install cartridges from other manufacturers, a low ink message will not appear.

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