[ad]Dear Computer Lady,
I have always had an Hp printer and I recently purchased Hp Officejet Pro 8600.
Imagine my surprise when I went to refill the ink cartridge, you can refill them, but the printer will not recognize that it has been refilled and continuously tells me that the cartridge is empty. I feel that I bought the printer and Hp should not dictate me on what to use for ink.
Is it possible to reset the cartridge chips without having to have 2 or 3 other cartridges to basically trick the printer ?
I am not aware of any way that you can reset the cartridge, but perhaps somone else has a way to do this.
Most printer companies don’t make much of a profit when selling their printers (if at all) in fact, they often take a loss on the printer itself. They do make money selling the ink.
In the past, I have found that I can refill a cartridge once or twice before the quality of the print goes down, then I purchase a new set of cartridges and start again.
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