Expired cartridge for HP 2280 - Solution


K

Kurt R.

I have found the solution for the problem on the Internet, so if it's
widely known just disregard this message.

From Google cache:
http://74.125.95.132/search?q=cache...rtridge+expired+2280&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

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For all who have tried the suggestions on this forum and have failed.
I have a Business Inkjet from HP model 2280 (should be same with the
2230). Message came up - cartridge expired. Sure enough - was more
than 4 years after the date on the cartridge.
BUT - there is no battery I could see on the unit (HP BIJ 2280).

What solved the problem? Change the printer driver!!!
Instead of using the driver downloaded from HP.com or from the
manufacturer's CD - I used the Microsoft XP built-in driver for HP
Business InkJet 2200/2250 (HPA) (slightly different model as you see -
same functionality though...)

Worked like a charm! No more messages, that the cartridges have
expired, when trying to print from a computer.
Make sure to delete the original HP driver first, before installing
the one from MS - for the HP BIJ 2200/2250. Ignore any MS OS warnings,
that this driver may not work.

So - I'd suspect such to be the case with some other HP or Epson or
Lexmark or whatever manufacturer printers. Try an alternative print
driver (preferably one built into the OS) from the same manufacturer.
Hopefully - it will not have the "cartridge tracking" feature built
in.

Enjoy
So, I tried this one and it definitely works.
 
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A

Arthur Entlich

Did you lose any features within the driver when you switched? Did you
go to a driver that was defined for that specific printer, or one that
was more generic?

Just for the sake of information, the drivers provided within Windows
from Microsoft generally are written by the printer manufacturers. They
may be tested by Microsoft for functionality.

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K

Kurt R.

Art,
Did you lose any features within the driver when you switched?  

Do not know for sure. Seems to work fine. Colors and alignments are
proper.
Did you
go to a driver that was defined for that specific printer, or one that
was more generic?

I used "Business InkJet 2200/2250 (HPA)" entry from the Windows XP
list. There was no 2280/2230 on that list, so initially I used the
driver that came on CD with the printer.
Just for the sake of information, the drivers provided within Windows
from Microsoft generally are written by the printer manufacturers.  They
may be tested by Microsoft for functionality.

Be as it may - I no longer have "expired cartridge" stumbling block.
 

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