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Old 06-08-2009, 01:30 PM
 
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Thought I'd have better traffic in here than the computer forum....

I need an HP inkjet cartridge (#15 black)...there are some on ebay that have an expiration date of this month. (June 09.) How important is that date, really? Does it matter a whole lot if I'll use up the cartridge in three months or so? I always want to have one on the shelf and I just opened my last one today.

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Old 06-08-2009, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Beaverland, OR
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That is a good question. There was a big uproar a couple of years ago when it was discovered that HP (and some other manufacturers) were putting "smart chips" (i.e. specially programmed integrated circuits) on the print cartridge that would disable the cartridge after the expiration date. So even though the ink inside may still be good, the cartridge would no longer print.

There were various methods proposed to circumvent the problem, including removing the CMOS storage battery from the printer, or editing the HP driver .ini file.

I'm not sure if the latest HP print cartridges still have this little "feature" or not.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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I scour eBay for out of date Epson carts since they seem to work fine for me. Just used up several with 2003 expiration dates, and other than needing an extra cleaning or two when first used, they seem to do just fine.

Mostly I use recently expired inks, and sometimes someone has within date ones as well, but I would rather pay $10-15 for a delivered cartridge than the $30-34 Staples gets.

I tried various brands of generic cartridges and they simply do not deliver a very good print, or last very long, or need to be cleaned all the time. Plus the inks don't seem as stable on my color photo prints.

I also tried the made in Japan ones that come out of Hong Kong and have come to believe they are fakes. I had problems with too many of them.
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Old 10-06-2009, 04:52 AM
 
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Expiration date is showing that at that date your cartridge will expire and will not use for next time and you cant refill them.
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Old 10-06-2009, 03:27 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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^^ You gotta be kidding.
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