HP Color LaserJet 4500

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Your HP Officejet 4500 printer is designed to work with the HP 901 & HP 901XL ink family of cartridges. Only original CC653AE, CC656AE, CC654AE ink cartridges can provide the results your printer was engineered to deliver.
The “Incompatible Cartridge” message may signal you that the cartridge was placed in the wrong slot. In case you get such an error, make sure the cartridge model numbers match your printer model and your country/region. After that, check if they are installed correctly in the corresponding slots.
Click the start menu and search for `Devices and Printers`. Select devices and printers in the search bar. This will allow you to see the printers connected to the computer. Click the printer you want to check, and you`ll see the ink levels at the bottom of the devices and printers section.
Each ink cartridge typically has a number printed on it somewhere. You can remove the cartridge to find this number. Alternatively, you can look for the printer cartridge number or cartridge type in your printer`s manual.
Your printer`s ink cartridge number is printed on the top or front of the ink cartridge carrier on a sticker. The sticker also contains the color of the cartridge – black, magenta, yellow and cyan.
Missing colours, streaky prints, smudges and ink blotches are all signs that your printer ink or toner cartridge may be damaged. Some printers will actually warn you if a cartridge is damaged and will refuse to print. This includes HP ink cartridges, Samsung toner cartridges and Canon ink cartridges.
A typical toner cartridge will produce anywhere between 2,500 and 4,000 pages, based on a coverage of 5% (roughly third of a page of double-spaced text). Dense pages filled with small font text or graphics will dramatically reduce this output and you may only get up to 1,000 pages per cartridge.
Sometimes it can be difficult to isolate which cartridge needs to be replaced. The easiest way check is to run a test print on your printer. Most printers have a test print or diagnostic print option built into their software. A test print prints out a diagnostic pattern of all of your cartridges.
Low-end to mid-range laser printers typically contain two consumable parts: the toner cartridge itself (which has a typical life of 2,000 pages) and the drum unit (a typical life of 40,000 pages).
What does the number on ink cartridges mean? The number on an ink cartridge allows you to identify if an ink cartridge is compatible with the printer you are trying to use them in. For example, HP 304 inks are compatible with the HP Deskjet 2630 as well as the HP Envy 5032 Ink.
Your HP OfficeJet J4580 printer is designed to work with original HP 901 and HP 901XL ink cartridges.
This HP Deskjet Plus 4120 printer uses quality HP 67 and HP67XL Ink Cartridges.

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Expired Toner and Suggestions for Source of Toner
ANSWER : Hi Frank, I had a very similar question two weeks ago, but my “old beloved workhorse” is an HP Laserjet 4L. From the good old days! I too had made bad investments in “new but old truly HP” toner cartridges, hoping to coax more life from my printer. I ended up choosing to try a remanufactured cartridge from www.4inkjets.com. It was a gamble, but the website said they had a 100% satisfaction guarantee. And I can tell you they have lighting fast service. I’ve now printed 50 pages without a flaw. JOY! While the cartridges and technology are different, I suggest you try the same place. And good luck!

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officejet 4500 after paper load problem fixed : little part : where does it go
ANSWER : Sorry the pic didn’t make it. Here it is :

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : Thank you. You are a genius. Of course this is not a substitute for cartridge replacement but it is great for extending the life of the color cartridges and allowing you to continue to print until you can get new cartridges.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : follow these steps:

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Bad output, is it the toner cart
ANSWER : Bad toner cartridge. They don’t make new ones anymore, so buying a new OEM means you will get an expired cartridge that is guaranteed to fail. Only option is a remanufactured cartridge from a reputable supplier.

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Toner cartridge full, printer displays: "empty needs replacing"
ANSWER : I once went to a customer who had a similar issue. They had installed new cartridges and judging from the box, they looked OEM. Strange thing was they felt empty when lifted and they were missing the chip on the outside that tells the printer it is installed and keeps track of how many copies were printed with that cartridge. The printer has no other way of knowing if the cartridge is full or empty.

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Please help! Replace toner message keeps coming up! Brother DCM-1510
ANSWER : It’s a laser printer, there is no ink. You are going about it the wrong way. Watch this video. You can just skip the first part and go to 1:30 into the video. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1yakq1_how-to-refill-and-reset-brother-hl-1110-hl-1112-hl-1112a-dcp-1510-dcp-1512e-mfc-1810_tech

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Waste Toner Cartridge is empty but printer is still telling me to replace it
ANSWER : All of the ones I’ve seen are optical. Light shines through a transparent section of the waste box onto a photocell. If toner builds up past that area, it gives a warning to replace it. Possibly toner dust has gotten on the photocell.

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