HP Color LaserJet 5550
How to Identify and Fix Common Problems ?
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Are they interchangeable? The answer is no, even though they look similar and will likely fit inside your printer, they will not print if installed in the wrong printer. HP 63 cartridges will not work in a printer that uses HP 64 cartridges.
The Color LaserJet 5550 black toner cartridge (HP C9730A) yields an estimated 13,000 pages.
The HP 27 and HP 56 black ink external cartridge bodies are IDENTICAL. The HP 56 is a “legacy” cartridge, which holds about 2 times as much ink.
If you install the wrong ink cartridge in your printer, you will likely receive an error message on your printer display that prevents you from using the printer. Printers are smart and most will be able to tell right away if the wrong cartridge is installed.
Printers that use two cartridges (one black, one tri-color) can print if one cartridge is empty. To continue printing, remove the empty cartridge from the printer. If a Single-cartridge mode message displays, select OK. If you are using the black cartridge, prints are in black and white (grayscale).
Check the box your printer came in. Most printer boxes clearly display which cartridges are compatible with the printer right on the box. Find your printer model on the manufacturer`s website. The appropriate cartridges should be listed on the printer page.
Here`s a quick and simple answer: Ink cartridges are expensive so companies can make a profit. Most printers are sold at a loss. A manufacturer makes money NOT by selling consumers an inkjet or laser printer, but by selling the supplies needed to print. The manufacturer controls the technology and the prices.
Since buying a printer is only a one-time purchase, companies can sell the machines at a profit loss. Where they make a profit is through selling the ink cartridges. To keep the machines affordable, companies increase the pricing of the ink cartridge.
HP 47 Ink Cartridges for HP Deskjet Ink Advantage Ultra 4828.
What Is the Meaning of Numbers on the Ink Cartridges? The number you find on the ink cartridges helps you in identifying whether the ink cartridges are compatible with the printer which you have to use. For instance, the HP 304 inks are finely compatible with the HP Deskjet and even with the HP Envy 5032 Ink.
Can I use HP 62 instead of 63? The HP 63 is NOT INTERCHANGEABLE with the HP 62, nor with any other HP ink cartridge. Printers that use the HP 63 will only work with the HP 63 or the high yield HP 63XL.
Will HP 62 ink work for 61? The HP 62 will not work as a replacement for the HP 61 cartridge. The HP 62 and HP 61 cartridges work on different sets of HP printers.
Relevant Questions and Answers :
the most relevant questions and answers related to your specific issue
Expired Ink Cartridges – Any way to move paper with old cartridges?
ANSWER : You could try disconnecting the printer from the computer. Then change the date on the panel to prior to the expiration date. That should fool it.
PGBK cartridge not working
ANSWER : Did you try removing the print heads and flushing them under hot tap water?
New toner cartridge doesn't work
ANSWER : If it’s a brand new OEM, they haven’t made them in years. They will fail right out of the box. You can check the date of mfg. It’s printed on the side of the box.
generic ink cartridges will not work
ANSWER : Hi Fastedd
Chatter from toner cartridges before printing
ANSWER : The video may have the answer you want
Color LaserJet 2500 new drum doesn't work.
ANSWER : The drums have a chip on them and it should have reset when you installed it. If not, then read this thread.
run with empty ink cartridge
ANSWER : The only way is to buy a chip resetter and reset the chip on the cartridge. You can find them online for about $5. You just hold it against the cartridge until the light turns green. You do run the risk of damaging the printhead due to overheating because of no ink in it.
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.