Are you being cheated by your computer printer?

@nanajanet (4437)
United States
November 23, 2008 5:12pm CST
I have found that when my computer says I am low in ink, that I can print a lot more than what the indicator says. I read this article and said to myself, "AHA!!!" LOL http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2008/11/22/how-you-are-being-cheated-on-your-ink-jet-cartridges.aspx
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5 responses
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
24 Nov 08
I also experienced this.For the few months my computer is showing the notice of low ink.But I'm still printing.Not yet no problen .I use hp brand printer.Is your printer same brand.Then the prmlem is hp's.I shall buy cartiges when the paper will come out white.So I shall not be cheated.
@nanajanet (4437)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I have several printers from different companies, Dell, HP, Lexus, Cannon, and they all do the same. I always ignored it but some people do not.
@KaMlBob (786)
• United States
24 Nov 08
Same here. I just keep on printing until I see physical evidence of low ink! At that point I will replcae them if I need to print pictures, if I need to print documents, I will use a dark blue font, which saves big on the blank ink.
@busyB4 (875)
• United States
24 Nov 08
I like it telling me when it is low on ink! That gives me time to have a backupready or ordered and then I just keep printing till it runs out. I don't change it as soon as the low ink tells me. I am in a rural area though and so I like to get it while I am out and I am not good to just keep an eye on it since I do a good bit of printing out things!
@pyewacket (43961)
• United States
28 Nov 08
This actually confirms something I've begun to realize. In fact, my ink supply as of now reads that my black ink is completely empty....yet it's still printing like crazy and doesn't look like it's running out or faded.
@stiener (736)
• Singapore
26 Nov 08
I only know of 2 possibilities that may cause such alerts. If you are using a 3rd party ink refills...there may be a possibility that the ink refills and the printer is not compatable. The second possibility is that the printer is set to trigger the alarm when the ink is level a certain threshold. When the ink runs dry, it may result in a damaged nozzle which is very difficult to repair...
• India
24 Nov 08
LOOL! why do u say tht?