“Empty” and “Low Ink” alerts are COMPLETELY NORMAL for all HP 61 remanufactured ink cartridges. While at first this may be an unusual workflow, it does allow print operations to proceed normally. 

In many cases both ‘Ink Out’/’Low Ink”, question marks and/or ‘Nuisance-type’ printer alert messages may be displayed, including ‘counterfeit cartridge’ or ‘non-genuine ink cartridge’.  All are normal nuisance alert messages that can just be ignored by pressing continue/dismiss/Ok. You should be able to continue with print operations until the print quality begins to fade.

HP 61 Low Ink Errors (video) 

Once an HP 61 ink cartridge is inserted into your printer, the printer begins to track the ink used for that particular cartridge.  When a cartridge has used about 80% of its ink, the printer may begin to send the user “your ink level is low” warning messages.   After the cartridge is refilled, the printer may continue to send out these warning messages.  These warning messages may simply be ignored, and the printer should continue to operate normally. Unfortunately, the low ink alerts cannot be reset or bypassed when using refilled cartridges. 
NOTE: If a “Non-HP Cartridge(s)” message, or similar message, cannot be bypassed then the cartridge may be suffering from marginal internal electrical performance and may need to be replaced with a new one. First remove and thoroughly clean cartridges electrical contacts & printer flex cable contacts (link below) and retest. If the problem persists then return cartridge to your retailer.
Ink Cartridge & Service Station Cleaning


Advanced Troubleshooting:
For advanced HP 61 ink cartridge/printer troubleshooting, click here: HP 61 - 61XL Ink Cartridge Errors & Troubleshooting

Poor Print Quality or Missing Colors:
If any streaks or missing colors appear on prints, thoroughly clean the cartridge’s electrical contacts and printer’s flex driver cable surface. If the cartridge is clogged then a warm water flush may be necessary to recover all colors. Click below for instructions.
Ink Cartridge & Service Station Cleaning
Partially Jetting Nozzles

HP 61 Compatible Printers (select your model):
HP DeskJet 1000HP DeskJet 1010HP DeskJet 1050HP DeskJet 1051HP DeskJet 1055HP DeskJet 1056HP DeskJet 2050HP DeskJet 2510HP DeskJet 2512HP DeskJet 2540HP DeskJet 3000HP DeskJet 3050HP DeskJet 3050AHP DeskJet 3051AHP DeskJet 3052AHP DeskJet 3054HP DeskJet 3056AHP DeskJet 3510HP DeskJet 3511HP DeskJet 3512HP DeskJet 3516HP ENVY 4500 e-All-in-OneHP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-OneHP OfficeJet 2620HP OfficeJet 4630HP OfficeJet 4635

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