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How to Reset an HP Color Cartridge?

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Reset HP printer color cartridge

Whenever you refill HP color ink cartridges, it is always necessary to rest the cartridges. There is a chip that every HP color cartridge contains which is essential for communicating with the printer. This chip indicates when the ink in the cartridge gets low. It is this chip that tells the printer that the ink in the cartridge is running low and further gives the low ink warning. This warning would still be displayed after you have refilled the cartridges and it is necessary that you reset the chip. By manually resetting the chip and refilling the used cartridges would save the user a lot of money and would also solve the issue of your printer constantly warning you of the low ink levels. You can always learn more about this topic by connecting with the HP printer support number.

The process to reset HP Cartridges 57, 28 and 22 are as given below:

  • Once you have refilled the cartridge, look at the bottom of the cartridge where you would find six copper contact strips. Keep the cartridge in front of you in such a way that the copper strips are facing you.
  • Then place a piece of tape on the top of the contact in the second column.
  • Once you have put the tape, place the cartridge back in the printer. Ignore the error message that would be displayed and print a test page.
  • Now remove the cartridge from the printer and leave the tape on it. Then place another tape over the top contact in the sixth row.
  • Once again, insert the cartridge back into the printer and while ignoring the error message print a test page.
  • Now retrieve the cartridge from the printer and then take off the tape that you have put.
  • Now when you place the cartridge back in the printer, the ink level should be shown as full.

The process to reset HP Cartridges 45 and 15 are as given below:

  • The instructions that you would have to follow are almost the same as above but there are certain changes which are important to be kept in mind.
  • First thing to be done is to examine the refilled cartridge. These cartridges would also have the same six copper contacts strips on the bottom.
  • Now stick a piece of tape over the top four contacts in the first column.
  • After that, place the cartridge into the printer properly. The error message would be displayed, ignoring that print a test page.
  • Once you have printed the test page, remove the cartridge from the printer and then remove the tape.
  • Now place another piece of tape over the top four contacts in the sixth row.
  • Again repeat the step of placing the cartridge back into the printer and printing a test page.
  • Once the above step is done, remove the cartridge from the printer and take off the tape.
  • When you now reinstall the cartridge the ink level would be displayed as ‘Full’.

Cycle Cartridges

  • You can opt to cycle your cartridges if the first two given options do not work, for this you will need two extra color cartridge.
  • You would now have to place the refilled cartridge in the printer while ignoring the message of error.
  • Now remove the refilled cartridge and then place the first spare cartridge in the printer. Ignore the error message and an alignment page should be print.
  • After that remove the second cartridge and put the other spare cartridge, again print an alignment page.
  • Now you would have to remove all the spare cartridges and reinsert the refilled cartridge. Once this is done your ink levels should be displayed as full.

If you come across any issue while working these methods make sure you promptly connect with the HP Printer tech support and avail professional assistance from their experts.

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