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Ciara_B
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Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

If you install a new cartridge and see a message 'Older Cartridge ' or 'Cartridge for older Generation of printer’, then refer to the link below....

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=ie&lc=en&docname=c03747361

 

This message appears because HP has updated ink cartridges with these numbers: 61, 301, 122, and 802. The updated ink cartridges are compatible with both current and future printers that use cartridges with these numbers. These ink cartridges have been designed in conjunction with future printers to deliver new features.
 
If you want to check if you have a new version cartridge.....
 
If the cartridge is still in the packaging, find the Warranty Ends date on the back of the package. If there is a ‘v1’ several spaces to the right of the date, then the cartridge is the updated version.
Figure 1: Cartridge packaging
Illustration of the Warranty Ends date on the back of the cartridge packaging, in the bottom, right corner.
1 - Warranty Ends date
If the cartridge has been removed from the packaging and opened, check the Warranty Ends date on the cartridge.

  • HP 61 and HP 802: if the Warranty Ends date is 2014/04/01 or later, then the cartridge is the updated version.
  • HP 122 and HP 301: if the Warranty Ends date is 2014/07/01 or later, then the cartridge is the updated version.
Figure 2: Cartridge
Illustration of the Warranty Ends date on the cartridge itself, the end of the cartridge that faces out of the printer when the cartridge is installed.
1 - Warranty Ends date

 

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Which printers only accept the new version of the cartridges?

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Hi Bob, the doc is being updated with the list, I know one of them is the Envy 4500.

Ciara

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Can someone please tell me where I can find the list of compatible printers for the "new generation" HP 61 cartridges?  On the links, it is said that a list will be made available in 2013.  We are almost the end of 2013 and I cannot find the list anywhere.  Please help.

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Hi YYK

It would be printers released this year such as the Envy 4500, Envy 5530, Deskjet 1010 etc.

Which printer model do you have?

Thanks

Ciara

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Hi @YYK

Did this answer your query?

Thanks

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Hi Ciara!

 

How about a Deskjet 2540? and Deskjet 1512?

 

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

Hi Ciara!

 

Found a couple more ...

Deskjet 3512 (or 3510)

Deskjet 2510

 

Will those printers only take the New Generation only?

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

@YYK

 

The DJ 2540 only takes the new version - see HERE

 

I'm pretty sure the others are older printers so they'll will take either the older or newer versions of cartridge.

 

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Re: Older Cartridge / Older Generation Cartridge (HP61, 301, 122, and 802)

[ Edited ]

 What irritates me is that I bought a backup HP 61 combo-pack in late December 2013 for my ENVY 5530.  Looks identical to the cartridges  that came with the printer which I bought earlier in December 2013.  There is no warning on the external package nor the cartridge overwrap about being older generation.  In fact, the number on the printed cartridge label says CH561W, same as the original cartridge.  It is not until I installed the cartridge in the printer that the warning comes up about it being an older cartridge.  And now I read that the faint printing on the plastic is what counts and it reads '2013/11/29' which is earlier than the 2014/04/01 per the earlier post in this thread.  So how was I supposed to know that the drug store was carrying obsolete HP 61cartridges?  Now I am left with two unusable cartridges.  Phooey.  

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