03-28-2010 08:14 PM
I have replaced the black ink cartridge. Printer works and prints well.
A message keeps popping up telling me to calibrate my cartridges.
In order to get rid of the message, I believe that I should calibrate!
I cannot find the Tool Box to perform this service.
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03-29-2010 09:35 AM
Click on the link below and look at the bottom of Page 9. Let me know if this works.
03-30-2010 11:47 PM
Thank you for your suggestion, but I have all the Help and all the "How to" I need. What I do not have is an icon in the System Tray to right-click on. Even when I right-click on the "My Computer" icon and try to open the drive pertaining to my printer, I cannot "Open" anything because the Device drive doesn't stay on my screen; it disappears.
On other occasions, when I clicked on Printers and Faxes in the Control Panel, or God knows where I clicked to finally get something about the Printer, I receive a message on my screen telling me to insert a Card into the D drive.
Where may I find the command "Calibrate the Device"?
I don't want to take out the cartridge, and then reinstall the same cartridge; it is working well. I just wanted to get rid of the message telling me each day or each time I want to use the printer, to "Right-click on the hp icon in my System Tray" etc.
There is an icon in the Tray but it tells me that there is no Card inserted in the D: drive. Moreover, the following words are gray: "Open D PhotoSmart printer 7200 series ". It looks like I don't have a printer!!! I do have that printer, and it works well!
03-31-2010 03:35 AM
OK! I finally found the hp Toolbox and was able to calibrate the ink cartridges. For those reading this, here is how you find the Toolbox in XP. I could not do it using the prescribed ways found in Help or in Support.
Click on Start, then Control Panel; click on "Printers and Faxes". Then RIGHT-click the icon for hp Phtosmart, and select Properties. On that screen and further down is a button called "Printing Preferences"; select the tab "Services".
Now, make sure you DOUBLE-click on the service icon on that screen.
And, voila! The next window is the one I have been looking for; it is "hp Photosmart 7200 Series Toolbox"! Finally this Toolbox page allowed me to calibrate, clean, print sample, and print Test Page.
The second tab showed me the "Estimated Ink Level".
03-31-2010 06:43 AM
I appreciate that you put down the process to resolve your issue. More people should do the same. A lot just come to the forum, ask a question, and leave.
I'm glad to hear everything is working again!
11-19-2010 11:02 AM - edited 11-19-2010 11:05 AM
I don't have the Photosmart 7260 Toolbox.
I cannot install this Windows Update: Microsoft driver update for HP Photosmart 7200 Series it just fails. This is the error message:
Windows Update error 80070103
I guess this is why I can't get the toolbox. Is there any way I can get the original installation program?
11-19-2010 02:13 PM
I thought I would try and print some photos without calibrating the new ink cartridges.
As soon as I select "borderless photo 6x4" in the paper options I get the following error message: print driver host for 32-bit applications has stopped working. This happens in 32-bit Photoshop CS3 and 64-bit Canon EOS Utilities
I'm using Windows 7 64-bit.
Is HP supporting this printer still? I just bought HP56, HP57 and HP 58 inks and I can't even print a 6x4 photo anymore since upgrading to WIndows 7 64-bit.
Any help would be most welcome
06-13-2012 09:51 AM
HP does not provide support for this printer in windows 7.
I have been mailed the support, asking the reasons for HP doesn't provides a full driver for the printer, with the utilities.
If you want to know the status of your cartridges, you need to connect the printer at a PC with windows XP and install the drivers. To calibrate the printer is the same thing.
I think this un disrespect with the customers, but this is part of policies of HP - force consumers to buy new products.
In a world where sustainability and ecology are very important, HP's policies following in the opposite direction.