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So, I recently got an HP Deskjet 2800 something printer and I knew that there was no third party cartridge support. I just thought- "I have the ink available. I will just refill the free cartridges." I was unable to fill the setup cartridges, while angry, I still thought that it was understandable. I just bought new HP 805 Cartridges. Now, they ran out and had a spare pair. I just thought- "let's just try refilling it" NOPE. I filled it completely but the printer refused to register that it had more ink in it. At least that's what I thought. I even tried replacing the cartridge and putting the old one back in, Just to reset the serialization- Still no luck. Then I realized that the problem is the FLIPPING CARTRIDGE ITSELF. The sponge in the cartridge REFUSED to absorb the ink, no matter how much time I gave it. I ain't EVER gonna buy another HP product. Please take this as a warning and if any moderator is reading, try to verify this problem and include it on techlinked. Honestly, I drove the stock cartridges for 15 YEARS on my old HP Deskjet D1640. I refilled them, and they would work good as new. Like, wtf HP. The only reason I replaced it was that I could get this printer for approximately the cost of the cartridges. I never regretted anything more. 

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2 minutes ago, GT710 Connoisseur said:

So, I recently got an HP Deskjet 2800 something printer and I knew that there was no third party cartridge support. I just thought- "I have the ink available. I will just refill the free cartridges." I was unable to fill the setup cartridges, while angry, I still thought that it was understandable. I just bought new HP 805 Cartridges. Now, they ran out and had a spare pair. I just thought- "let's just try refilling it" NOPE. I filled it completely but the printer refused to register that it had more ink in it. At least that's what I thought. I even tried replacing the cartridge and putting the old one back in, Just to reset the serialization- Still no luck. Then I realized that the problem is the FLIPPING CARTRIDGE ITSELF. The sponge in the cartridge REFUSED to absorb the ink, no matter how much time I gave it. I ain't EVER gonna buy another HP product. Please take this as a warning and if any moderator is reading, try to verify this problem and include it on techlinked. Honestly, I drove the stock cartridges for 15 YEARS on my old HP Deskjet D1640. I refilled them, and they would work good as new. Like, wtf HP. The only reason I replaced it was that I could get this printer for approximately the cost of the cartridges. I never regretted anything more. 

Good luck all printers have issues and I mean each brand. 

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I dont know what rock you have been living under Its not like HP was sued numerious times for bricking printers that had refilled cartridges or third party cartridges.

Here is 2024s first HP printer lawsuit (so far)

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/01/hp-sued-again-for-blocking-third-party-ink-from-printers-accused-of-monopoly/

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23 minutes ago, GT710 Connoisseur said:

The only reason I replaced it was that I could get this printer for approximately the cost of the cartridges. I never regretted anything more. 

Thats how thry make the money. There is MAYBE 4ml of ink in the in box cartridges if even. So you have to buy new ones asap and then they have succesfully made the money back.

 

Still got the old one? Just keep using it.

 

Hp is one of the worst offending ones amongst the inkjet printers about scummy ink related stuff.

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Well, you can always try to mod it yourself or pay someone to do it, like this. lol

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I will never buy another HP printer for as long as I live. It's like I have to be a fucking rocket scientist just to print manuscripts. I am on the same level as an old person in Best Buy with everything being summed up as "Work, damn you! I have no time for this bureaucratic BS of a process to print anything!"

 

Why does a printer need updates anyway? It's a printer for christ sake, literally nothing changes after updates other than pestering us to buy first party ink cartridges. If i were to buy a printer myself: I'd opt for an ink reservoir printer because it's cheaper than dealing with cartridges at all. As a full-time author I have an irrational hatred of cartridge printers.

 

HP makes terrible printers but I have not had any issues with a 1TB SSD that I installed on my 2011 MacBook Pro. HP SSD's are okay though.

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12 minutes ago, kitnoman said:

Well, you can always try to mod it yourself or pay someone to do it, like this. lol

I own and installed one of these. I would not recommend anyone to use these.

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Literally 30 seconds of googling would have told you buying an hp (or any) inkjet is a bad idea. 

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1 hour ago, GT710 Connoisseur said:

So, I recently got an HP Deskjet

so, this is where your mistake starts..

1 hour ago, GT710 Connoisseur said:

Then I realized that the problem is the FLIPPING CARTRIDGE ITSELF. The sponge in the cartridge REFUSED to absorb the ink, no matter how much time I gave it. I ain't EVER gonna buy another HP product.

so.. you're not angry about their horrid adware-tier "printing app", their pushing of subscriptions for their printers, the fact they ship their printers with near-empty cartridges, ...

but you're angry about how your non-refillable cartridge turns out to not deal with refilling very well...

 

if only you turned to this forum BEFORE buying your printer, instead of just coming here to rant after you made a horrid decision.

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49 minutes ago, manikyath said:

so, this is where your mistake starts..

so.. you're not angry about their horrid adware-tier "printing app", their pushing of subscriptions for their printers, the fact they ship their printers with near-empty cartridges, ...

but you're angry about how your non-refillable cartridge turns out to not deal with refilling very well...

 

if only you turned to this forum BEFORE buying your printer, instead of just coming here to rant after you made a horrid decision.

C'mon man, give the guy a break.  He bought a bad printer and now he has to live with it.  No sense in throwing salt in the wound.  Now if you want to buy a bad printer that sux big time when it comes to the ink cartridges, then buy an Epson.

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21 hours ago, seanondemand said:

Literally 30 seconds of googling would have told you buying an hp (or any) inkjet is a bad idea. 

Yeah, I did google it. The only thing mentioned there was that refilling the ink could "Damage the print quality" or "The cartridge could get clogged". I went through many articles and forums, even putting in the exact printer and the cartridge, but there was nothing about not being refillable or requiring HP ink. Thats my precise problem. All these problems mentioned suck, but my biggest problem is that there is not enough info available. All HP has to do is put this info near the spec sheet or something. I won't have any problems if HP made it clear what we are getting into buying a printer. 

 

21 hours ago, manikyath said:

so.. you're not angry about their horrid adware-tier "printing app", their pushing of subscriptions for their printers, the fact they ship their printers with near-empty cartridges, ...

Yeah, sure that sucks, but those are minor things compared to non- refillable cartridges. Like, I know the app is horrible. But you can just install it and never open it again. Just use windows' in built printing service. The near empty cartridges are something you expect though. Like, there is no company nice enough to give you full ink cartridges.

 

 

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Inkjet printers are universally terrible. HP's even more so.

 

If you want to reliably put digital information on dead trees, get a laser printer. Laser printers are our friends. 

I sold my soul for ProSupport.

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Inkjet printers are a pain in the ass.

I had a Epson inkjet printer before finally saying F-it and got a laser printer.

 

If you MUST use an inkjet printer, The Epson EcoTank printers seems pretty decent.

It doesn't use cartridges, and you just pour ink into a reserve tank.

I guess they classify them as "Super Tank & Cartridge Free" printers.

 

I don't print enough, and so the ink cartridges would dry up...WHEN you need it.

For solid 4 ~ 5 years, I just bought the self ink re-fill kits from Staples, and the little tool that resets little chip on the back of the cartridge.

The little ink bottles with the syringe and the little rubber plugs.

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