Reset An HP Ink Cartridge’s Memory

Reset An HP Ink Cartridge's Memory - Step 1

In my previous post on How To Get The Very Last Drop Out Of Your Ink Cartridge, I mentioned using tape over the cartridge’s contact points. In this post, I’ll explain how to fool your HP Printer into thinking that your empty cartridge has enough ink to complete the job without nagging about low ink levels. The contacts on the back of the cartridge are programmed to read the ink level, you must get the printer to recognise the cartridge as NOT EMPTY. Here’s a demonstration on how you can manipulate the contacts on the culprit cartridge.

Step 1

Tape over the contact squares on the top left corner of the cartridge’s contacts. Insert the cartridge into the printer and run an alignment page. Ignore any messages that might appear saying there is a problem with the cartridge.

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Step 2

Take the cartridge out of the printer. Remove the tape from the left corner and tape over the contact squares on the top right corner. Place the cartridge back in and run another alignment page.

Step 3

Remove and reinsert the cartridge, this time with no tape on any of the contacts. Check to see if the printer recognises the cartridge as not empty.

Step 4

Repeat the above steps if the cartridge is still shown as being empty. This time, use the bottom corner contact squares instead of the top ones. If you are still unable to reset the cartridges, using multiple cartridges is likely the only way to do it. It’s also time to BUY INK FROM COLORHUB!

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