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Cartridge and Printer Care

Observing HP 934/935 or 950/951 Cartridge Errors?
‘Missing or damaged’, ‘Ink Cartridge Damaged’, ‘Cartridge Problem’, ‘Depleted Cartridges’
Click Here for HP Firmware Update via Inkjet411

Installation

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To install your cartridge simply remove clip or cap from base of ink cartridge (if applicable).
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Insert cartridge into printer; ensure cartridge firmly and securely locks into place.
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Press OK, yes, close, etc. to bypass any nuisance messages that may appear.
Please Note: You may experience “alerts” from your printer when using refilled cartridges. These nuisance messages are simply deterrents created by manufacturers and can be bypassed by pressing “OK”, “proceed”, “continue”, “accept”, etc. Stop the process if an “Unrecognized Cartridge”, “Cartridge Error”, “Incompatible Cartridge” or “Replace Cartridge” message appears and return the problematic printer ink cartridge to Fry's for further evaluation. (See table below)
Additional Tips:
Printer Cartridge Will printer ink levels be visible? If not, our suggestion(s) Common Issues and Resolutions
HP 88 YES. If "Cartridge Error" or "Unrecognized" alert is present then return to Fry's for chip replacement. For HP 88 “Replace Cartridge” or "Missing or Damaged" alerts, return to Fry's and request chip replacement. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.
HP 21, 22, 27, 28, 54, 56, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 74, 75, 92-98, 901 NO. Ink levels will be greyed out - this is NORMAL. Print until quality fades. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean. Clean cartridge and flex cable surfaces. "Cartridge Error" or "Incompatible" error messages are likely due to an electrically damaged cartridge. Return to Fry's for refund and replace with a new cartridge.
HP 940 NO. Ink levels will be greyed out - this is NORMAL. Print until quality fades. Activate internal test print to check colour availability. For "Expired Ink" alerts, refer to inkjet411.com to reset printer. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.
HP 564, 564 Economy, 902, 902 Setup, 906XL, 920, 932, 933, 934, 935, 950, 951, 952, 952 Setup, 956XL YES, except for an initial "Non HP Cartridge Installed" message. For HP 934-935-950-951 "Missing or Damaged" errors, refer to HP Firmware Update (see top of page). For all other “Missing or Damaged”, "Ink Empty" or “Depleted” alerts, return to Fry's and request weight check and/or chip replacement. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean. For 564/920 quality issues, leave cartridges in printer for 48 hours to allow ink to fully absorb into foam, then retest.
Canon 5, 8, 220, 221, 225, 226, 250, 251 YES. If "Cartridge Error" or "Not Recognized" alert is present then return to Fry's for chip reprogramming. For "Ink Out" message, return to Fry's and request weight check. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.
Canon 30, 31, 40, 41, 210, 211, 240, 241, 243, 244, 245, 246, 270, 271, 280, 281 A printer reset will be required — press and hold "Stop" or "Stop/Resume" button for 5-8 seconds. On select MX/MG series printers, two buttons need to be held down (color + stop) to reset printer. Ink levels will be greyed out — this is NORMAL. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.
Epson 68, 69, 124-127, 200, 220, 252, 254XL YES. If "Cartridge Error" or "Replace Cartridge" alert is present then return to Fry's for chip reprogramming. NOTE: 220 chips are replaced. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean. NOTE: Do not remove the small black plug which was installed into cartridges top during refilling.
Brother 61, 65, 71, 75, 79 YES. Will function the same as original cartridge once all cartridges have been refilled. NOTE: 60/70s do not have chips. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.
Brother 101, 103, 105, 107, 109, 201, 203, 205, 207, 209 YES. Will function the same as original cartridge once refilled and chip has been reprogrammed. "Ink Out" or "Not Detected" errors, return for chip reprogramming. For streaking or no ink on paper, perform Nozzle/Printhead clean.