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Why I hate Instant Ink - Another defective cartridge

HP ENVY 7155
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Once again, I'm stuck unable to print.  The Instant Ink black cartridge stopped working, even though it supposedly still has ink.  I followed of the troubleshooting steps without success, of course.  Today is a Saturday, which means I can't talk to anyone until Monday.  And then It'll take another 3-5 days to receive a new cartridge after a 45 minute chat explaining to HP that the cartridge doesn't work.  So, I can't print anything until next Friday at best.  This has happened to me once before.

 Will HP send an extra ink cartridge so I'm not stuck if a cartridge goes bad?  I'm ready to cancel.  I need dependability and clearly I can't depend on Instant Ink.

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Why I hate Instant Ink - Another defective cartridge

Have you tried calling the number listed on the Instant Ink page? 


Is printing blocked with a cartridge error message, or is the printer going through the motions of printing but the pages are blank? 


Note that if the black cartridge is not working you can remove the black cartridge and set it aside and print with just the color cartridge.  This will use the color ink to print even black text, you could use this feature to print until the replacement arrives.

Bob Headrick,  HP Expert

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