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05-03-2012 05:02 PM
I am in the same bind. Have used recycled print cartridges for years for environmental and cost reasons. Now the color one won't work because recycled. Use a Ink Jet 6300, 3 in one. Tells me my color print cartridge needs to be replaced. I searched on line and read that if I install an old driver, it will work. Can't find an old driver on the web. What right does HP have to interrupt my work with my printer?
05-10-2012 08:55 PM
I think the next stop should be twitter for all of us. Let all of your follower know not to purchase HP printers! I had the same experience as you and many others today and wasted hours of my time trying to solve the problem, to no avail. My black cartridge was half full (a store tested it for me) but it would not print at all, after having worked for months (a Costco refill cartridge). I will not buy another HP printer again, they have lost a customer and I will spread the word on Twitter!!!!
05-11-2012 09:58 PM
Hey Clara! Thanks for the tip! I just printed one page with a cartridge that was "incompatible" with holding the power button on until a little green light turned on after powering off. I wiped the cartridge contacts with alcolol as well.... HP Photosmart C4680
05-22-2012 02:58 PM
That same thing happened to me on my hpc5550 printer. I bought a pack or 7 refills and ttried one and though it didn't register a full catridge it did work for about three prints then my printer gave the cartiridge not intended for use in this printer message. I wasted a lot of money because of HP's greed. I will never buy another HP printer.
05-22-2012 10:31 PM
Yes..doesn't work..Every solution mentioned here is temporary..I suspect HP has wired its equipment to receive updates which also block consumers use of cost saving generics and ink refills..
I tried to get the Better Business Bureau to take an interest but clearly they are in the tank for HP as evidenced in their utterly paternalistic ( hey kid just don't worry your pretty little head) response to my complaints..
Their rep, email@example.com suggested contacting my "state attorney general"..otherwise, the message from the BBB to me and to HP's consumers is pack salt..
Twitter..Facebook..and any other means of social networking the facts of about HP and her sisters in this industry is the only way that this abuse of consumers will ever be stopped..
My god, we're talking about literally billions of dollars wasted, gone straight into the pockets of HP by legalized theft NOT by valid, competitive gains...I'm as conservative as Ronald Reagan and I believe this BS should be stopped, not by government but rather by consumers who take this to the information networks and share the facts with the public...
I believe they will decide that HP and her pals at the Better Business Bureau and Wal Mart and Staples and others who hold hands with HP and enable their abuse and also benefit by their abuse are not going to get away with this nonsense..
That's my opinion and I will keep doing my part..
05-24-2012 06:54 PM
Thanks Patrick. I will tweet the message and hope it makes a difference. I was able to switch refill and new about every 2 days before the refilled one gets caught. Is there another brand that allows refills to be used? Nice if another HP isn't ever bought when they are replaced; I think that would be a good message from the buying consumer!
05-24-2012 07:16 PM
I returned my piece of **bleep** HP and switched to a Brother MFC-J435W. It does everything my HP did except two-sided printing. There is one model up from this Brother model that does allow two sided printing. The print quality is as good or better and it HAPPILY accepts refilled ink. Takes me about 30 seconds per cartridge including clean up. Cartridge World and Island Inkjet both recommended Brother printers for refills.