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Unread 14-11-2007, 03:42 PM   #1
Adams Family
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How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can work on
the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink light keeps
blinking.
Thank you.


 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:42 PM   #2
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

On 19 Nov 2006, "Adams Family" <jgy2001.pleasenospam***********>
wrote in comp.periphs.printers:

> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
> Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can
> work on the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink
> light keeps blinking.
> Thank you.
>
>
>


Are they not self-priming?

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Unread 14-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #3
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

Printer model? Cartridge number?

With many of them, centrifugal force will do the job, but may also decorate
your ceiling.



"Adams Family" <jgy2001.pleasenospam***********> wrote in message
news:455f4561$0$30463$6d36acad@fe2.nntpserver.com. ..
> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
> Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can work on
> the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink light keeps
> blinking.
> Thank you.
>
>



 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #4
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

I am using the HP black ink cartridge 45 and tri-color cartridge 78 for HP
Deskjet 970cxi printer. I am sure there are inks still inside the cartridge.
When I shake it, I can hear ink still inside the cartridge.
Because I bought it less than 2 months ago and I only print around 3 pages
per week max. But the HP printer orange ink light keeps blinking.
When I run HP Deskjet 970 Toolbox, the estimate ink level is 90%

> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?





 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

I am using the HP black ink cartridge 45 and tri-color cartridge 78 for HP
Deskjet 970cxi printer. I am sure there are inks still inside the cartridge.
When I shake it, I can hear ink still inside the cartridge.
Because I bought it less than 2 months ago and I only print around 3 pages
per week max. But the HP printer orange ink light keeps blinking.
When I run HP Deskjet 970 Toolbox, the estimate ink level is 90%

> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?


"Dan G" <none@12345.org> wrote in message
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> Printer model? Cartridge number?
>
> With many of them, centrifugal force will do the job, but may also
> decorate
> your ceiling.
>
>



 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #6
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

On Sat, 18 Nov 2006 14:41:16 -0800, "Adams Family"
<jgy2001.pleasenospam***********> wrote:

>I am using the HP black ink cartridge 45 and tri-color cartridge 78 for HP
>Deskjet 970cxi printer. I am sure there are inks still inside the cartridge.
>When I shake it, I can hear ink still inside the cartridge.
>Because I bought it less than 2 months ago and I only print around 3 pages
>per week max. But the HP printer orange ink light keeps blinking.
>When I run HP Deskjet 970 Toolbox, the estimate ink level is 90%


Sounds like bad contact between the cart and the printer. Try
cleaning the contact on the back of the cart (not the bottom with
nozzles) and try it. If the orange light still won't go away and you
still have older carts around, insert that, close the cover and let
the printer do its business. Then take older carts out and put your
refilled carts back in.

My printer (940c) uses 17 Black (similiar to 45) and 78 color and I
haven't needed to do anything with the nozzles. A nozzle cleaning
option within the printer control panel is usually all it needs after
a refill.
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Unread 14-11-2007, 03:44 PM   #7
Al Bundy
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

Adams Family wrote:
> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
> Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can work on
> the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink light keeps
> blinking.
> Thank you.


I use those 45 and 78 carts also and priming is not necessary. I have
never had to prime ot shake or anything. I use a scale to measure the
amount of ink in the cart by the way. You can reset the carts by taping
off alternate blocks of four contacts on the back. Google for this
procedure. If the light is still blinking when you get done then one of
the carts is likely bad. The relative positon of the carts when the
door is opened may tell you which cart is the culprit. These position
indicators are marked on the machine and can be seen when you open the
door. Beyond all this, it's helpful to have extra carts around to swap
in as a diagnostic tool.
PS. I find the 46 to be able to withstand more downtime than the color.
I have one printer set to black only and just keep refilling the 46.
They will even work with cheap univesal ink, but sometimes the ink
comes out too fast. I set it to draft mode to save ink. Then if I use
that same ink again I add 10 drops of glycerol, which tends to retard
the flow and I can go back to "normal" for regular flow.

 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #8
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"Adams Family" <jgy2001.pleasenospam***********> wrote in message
news:455f4561$0$30463$6d36acad@fe2.nntpserver.com. ..
> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
> Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can work on
> the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink light keeps
> blinking.
> Thank you.
>

If sometimes you allow the cart to dry out before refilling, the ink will
not soak through the foam. After all else fails I blow into the filler hole
until ink comes out of the nozzles then tape over the hole, leave overnight
and this has always worked fro me.

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housetrained*************
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Unread 14-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #9
George E. Cawthon
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

Adams Family wrote:
> I am using the HP black ink cartridge 45 and tri-color cartridge 78 for HP
> Deskjet 970cxi printer. I am sure there are inks still inside the cartridge.
> When I shake it, I can hear ink still inside the cartridge.
> Because I bought it less than 2 months ago and I only print around 3 pages
> per week max. But the HP printer orange ink light keeps blinking.
> When I run HP Deskjet 970 Toolbox, the estimate ink level is 90%
>
>> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?

>
>
>
>


Priming the cartridge is not your problem, the
machine can't know anything about priming.

The 970 doesn't know anything about the ink level
in the cartridge, it just estimates the amount
that should be there based on printing. If you
refill a cartridge and put it back, the machine
can't know that without you going through special
procedures. You report that your refilled it and
your cartridge says 90 percent full. Unless you
went through some process to set the cartridge as
new (full), that doesn't make sense. The toolbox
would continue to report the ink level that
existed before you refilled it.

Refilling the 45 is easy, but you should use a
tool that fills through the printhead. That way
you don't get the ink in the right place, don't
get bubbles in the cartridge or have problems with
priming.

Back to your problem, when you open the top cover,
where does the yellow arrow point? Problem with
black cartridge ( dot for black and a frown face)
or low ink (dot for black and a low ink level)?
Since the tool box say 90 percent full, it can't
be the latter. If it stops at the former, that
can mean the cartridge is missing, improperly
installed, wrong cartridge, or cartridge defective.

If the contacts are corroded or unclean, you can
gently wipe the contacts with distilled water and
reinsert. If that doesn't work, The cartridge is
probably have damaged.

My 970 with a (42ml cartridge) lasts for at least
1 year and will print hundreds of pages. Even if
you have the smaller quantity black cartridge you
would not run out of black ink printing only 24
pages (your estimate 2 months x 3pg/week). Time
to buy a new cartridge probably, or maybe your
used printer has a problem.

 
Unread 14-11-2007, 03:45 PM   #10
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Re: How to prime the HP Ink Cartridge?

housetrained wrote:
> "Adams Family" <jgy2001.pleasenospam***********> wrote in message
> news:455f4561$0$30463$6d36acad@fe2.nntpserver.com. ..
>> Can you tell me how to prime the HP Ink Cartridge nozzle?
>> Is there any way to suck the ink so that the filled cartridge can work on
>> the HP printers? I refilled the cartridge but printer ink light keeps
>> blinking.
>> Thank you.
>>

> If sometimes you allow the cart to dry out before refilling, the ink will
> not soak through the foam. After all else fails I blow into the filler hole
> until ink comes out of the nozzles then tape over the hole, leave overnight
> and this has always worked fro me.
>

There is no foam in an HP 45; the ink is contained
in a bladder.
 
 

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