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#1 debodun

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 11:05 AM

I had no printer, so a relative gave me an HP Deskjet 882c they weren't using. I connected it and let it install itself. Then I tried to print a document from Word. It went through the motions, but when the paper came out, nothing was on it. I inspected at the ink cartridges and cleaned off the nozzle areas with a moist paper towel, but still nothing prints. Then I attempted to print a test page and it only came out in squares of various saturations of red. How can I tell if there's enough ink in the cartridges that were in it when given to me?

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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

It sounds like the ink cartridges are empty or the ink inside them has dried up. Ink cartridges don't have a very long shelf life. I don't think there is any way to check the ink level on those old printers.

Edited by lti, 12 December 2012 - 03:37 PM.


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Posted 12 December 2012 - 03:51 PM

If you are considering purchasing new ink cartridges I would suggest looking online to see about buying a new printer.

I was looking online to check prices to replace the two cartridges for my five year old HP Deskjet printer, it was going to cost close to $50. to replace them. I found a new HP Deskjet printer on sale at Target for $29., I bet you know which option I went with.Posted Image

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