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$100 Reward to fix this printer issue

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#1 Bill Wms

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:26 PM

I will give $100 to the first person who can fix the false empty cartridge issue described here:


The fix must eliminate the false error message that a cartridge is empty and enable the printer to resume printing.

As you can see in the link, people have struggled with this problem for years and no consistent fix has been discovered. I am hoping that a smart person out there can find the cause of this problem and a solution for it.

I suspect that a file or registry entry must be set that indicates a false empty cartridge. This false entry is retained even when a new cartridge is installed, or the printer software is removed and reinstalled.

Even though many people have worked on this issue over the years, there still may be a creative solution out there. Let's hear it and if it works you get the money.

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#2 caperdog


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:53 PM

uninstall all HP printer software. re-install printer using windows and install print driver only. when printed copies look kind of faded, cartridge is empty.

give the $100 to your local food bank.

Edited by caperdog, 09 June 2010 - 08:57 PM.

#3 JUICYboy


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:41 PM

I agree with caperdog :thumbsup: the HP software is full of :huh: and malfunctions. Just get the driver you need and get on with it.

#4 Broni


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Posted 09 June 2010 - 11:28 PM

Not to mention, that you can get brand new printer for under 50 bucks :thumbsup:

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