Why does my printer not use up all of the ink??

Question

I never have a H P printer cartridge that uses up all the ink inside. Anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 is still there. I clean with a cleaner where the ink comes out and someone told me to shake really hard, which I have done but does nothing but get it all over the place. This seems to be a BIG waste and the cartridges cost so much. HELP.

Answer

This question was answered on April 17, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello and thank you for your question.

I suggest to check troubleshooting in your printers manual to see if they list anything like this If this isn't covered in the manual then I suggest for you to reinstall your printer and driver, see if that makes a difference If it does not, then go to the HP website and download a "NEW" driver for your printer, if still no change, then you have hardware problem with the printer and will need to contact Tech Support at the website for assistance.

Good luck!!

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Posted by Lanny of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on April 17, 2001