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Can a hp 88xl cyan office jet 7780 cartridge with exp date of March 2009 work in September of 2009?

 

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Good2CU wrote:

Can a hp 88xl cyan office jet 7780 cartridge with exp date of March 2009 work in September of 2009?


This page indicates that the Officejet 7700 series ink expiration has an override so you can continue to use expired cartridges.

 

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Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging

 


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This may be a crazy ? but if it is a new cartridge does the same apply?  Not just when the exp. date is reached on an already installed cartridge.

 

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A solution for some HP printers.

I bought an HP 1100d Business Inkjet a month ago. Although this printer model is 7-8 years old, the one that I bought was still brand new in box. It had never been used! Needless to say the cartridges that came with it had an expiry date of 2006, so the printer gave me an expired cartridges error as soon as I tried to print the first test page.

I found that if I set my computer's clock back to a year prior to the cartridge expiry date the printer would print. But MORE IMPORTANTLY I found that after setting the clock back a few years, and doing a couple of prints, if I then reset the clock back to the real year (2009), the printer would CONTINUE to be able to print with the expired cartridges!

I have tried this solution on three computers at home, one with a direct USB connection, and a couple printing through my network, with an HP print-server connected to the 1100d printer.

For all three computers, they woould not print until I reset their clock back to about 2005, but the all continued to be able to print after I reset their clocks forward to 2009. I did this procedure a few weeks ago, the computers have been turned off and on many times since then and the printer has been turned on and off a few times. It continues to be able to print and my computers are all set to the correct year (2009).

 

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I read that. The really big question is HOW does one override the expiration warning and contiinue to use the printer?

 

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I just got off a 25 minute phone conversation with hp tech and I was told there is no such thing as overriding the ink expiration date. My complaint was with the ink and it's high cost.  This last install of all 5 inks was two months  ago on my hp photosmart c309a. I hardly use my computer and I did not use any color ink only the black about 6 times  and all levels of ink are reading low, need to replace.  So the tech tells me the problem is not the ink it is the ink pinheads problem that cannot be fixed but they can sell me a HP certified printer! ARRRRGGGGHHHH. I'M SO SICK AND TIRED OF BEING RIPPED OFF.

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I just got off a 25 minute phone conversation with hp tech and I was told there is no such thing as overriding the ink expiration date. My complaint was with the ink and it's high cost.  This last install of all 5 inks was two months  ago on my hp photosmart c309a. I hardly use my computer and I did not use any color ink only the black about 6 times  and all levels of ink are reading low, need to replace.  So the tech tells me the problem is not the ink it is the ink pinheads problem that cannot be fixed but they can sell me a HP certified printer! ARRRRGGGGHHHH. I'M SO SICK AND TIRED OF BEING RIPPED OFF.


There is no override of the ink expiration date on a c309a because there is no ink expiration on the c309a.  I cannot tell from what you posted what the issue is, but it is *not* related to the ink being expired.

 

Ink is used to keep the printheads from clogging.  There is some ink used when the printer is turned on, and before and after each print job.  If you turn off the printer from an external switch (such as a power strip) more ink will be used for servicing.  The document here discusses how ink is used (this applies to HP as well as other manufacturers).


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