Do remanufactured ink cartridges work properly?

I have a remanufactured color HP 57 cartridge. The computer's software says that I have 80% of the ink left, but I can't get it to work. I used the software to clean the heads, I changed settings, and I used a swab of alcohol to manually clean the head as well.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes, these cartridges should work just fine. I've been using remanufactured ink cartridges for years without any problems. You could have a defective cartridge or a blockage. To manually clean your printer following the instructions here: http://www.castleink.com/_clean-print-heads.html

    If that doesn't fix the issue, try increasing the print quality to "best". This can help to prime the ink cartridge and will sometimes get the ink flowing again.

    If none of this works, then return the cartridge -- it's defective.

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    4 years ago

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    Do remanufactured ink cartridges work properly?

    I have a remanufactured color HP 57 cartridge. The computer's software says that I have 80% of the ink left, but I can't get it to work. I used the software to clean the heads, I changed settings, and I used a swab of alcohol to manually clean the head as well.

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  • 3 years ago

    Best Remanufactured Ink

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  • 4 years ago

    what do u mean by re-manufactured ? is this recycled or u just refill the ink ? if u refill then the cartridge may be damaged. normally u can't refill more then 5 times in a ink cartridge. if that u can buy a new cartridge. if recycled then claim the shop keepers .

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  • 1 decade ago

    that's the problem with reusing cartridges is they have blockages. Try to pull it out and shake it, but at this point if you can't get it to work after using the Maintanace, such as nozzle cleaning and allignment, then you might have to get new cartridge

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  • 1 decade ago

    HP's wont accept any other cartridge than its own brand

    Source(s): I just found out when I unsuccessfully tried to use a refilled/ re manufactured one
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    refilled and remanufactured cartridges are a very bad idea which often destroys the printer. read http://www.ccs-digital.com/refills.asp for details

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