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How to bypass a cartridge expiration date

Postby Narendra » Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:47 pm

Hello,

Is there a way to bypass cartridge expiration dates on HP 930c Printer?

Please advise.
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Postby catgate » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:51 pm

I stopped using HP printers in the days of Windows 95. At that time they were using one cartridge for all four colours (in separate compartments of course) and thus they sold much more ink than people actually used.
Canon also had a scam with a non existent "waste in tank".
This may be a similar fudge.

Does this help you:-

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Other-Prin ... d-p/621999

Looks to me as though a more customer friendly printer is what you need....one that will run third party cartridges.
Oh, sod it.
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Postby Narendra » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:11 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.
I do already have a HP 3070 AIO Printer but purchased this HP 930c Printer just for £2.65 by bidding.
I used to have that before and is print quality is good and on Ebay its original cartridges are quite cheap but passed expiration date. So if it can be possible to bypass the date.

May be i need to change the .ini files for the printer but i do not know.
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Postby catgate » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:37 pm

Narendra wrote:... purchased this HP 930c Printer just for £2.65 by bidding.....


I'm a Yorkshire man, and we are said to be like Scotsmen with the generosity removed, but even I would be tempted to throw all caution, and the HP930c, to the wind and just call £2.65 the cost of experience.
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Postby Narendra » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:31 pm

I purchased a used one for £2.60 with a delivery charge of £9.50!

They are on the eBay from the starting bid of £0.99. I put a bid on one of them and because just another person put a bid on it till the last moment I got it for that amount. His bid was lower than mine.
It works fine but I need new cartridges.
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Postby cmcevoy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:56 pm

I didn't think the 930c would care if the cartridge was past expiry or not
The ink might have dried up but I think the printer will accept them. The 930c certainly works OK with 3rd party cartridges although the quality is usually pretty dodgy.
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Postby Narendra » Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:30 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.
You are correct. The printer does accept expired cartridges, I have read elsewhere on the cartridge forum.
is there anyway i can undry the cartridges because old hp genuine ones are cheaper and wish to use them if possible.

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Postby cmcevoy » Sun Mar 30, 2014 6:42 pm

first try wiping over with alcohol/dry cleaning fluid
then stand in a small volume of hot water
the printer has a nozzle unblocking program - the HPLIP drivers allow access to it I think.
If that doesn't work I think it's a dead cartridge
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Postby Narendra » Sun Mar 30, 2014 7:41 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.
I came up to the link below, may be it will work
http://www.cartridgeworldpasadena.com/t ... aintenance
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Postby Nuke » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:18 pm

catgate wrote:
Narendra wrote:... purchased this HP 930c Printer just for £2.65 by bidding.....


just call £2.65 the cost of experience.

Eh? You are suggesting he throws the printer away because the cartridges might need replacing?

I would expect a printer on eBay to need new cartridges, because that is probably the reason it is being sold. Yes I know new printers can cost little or no more than replacement cartridges (it costs me ~£100 to replace all mine), but new printers usually come with reduced capacity cartridges anyway. They are going to rip you off with that ink sale somehow.

While it might not be applicable to the HP 930c, many HP printers can be fooled by disconnecting their internal battery briefly or permanently. This makes them think it is 1980 or something, so the cartridge looks well in date. Thus I am still using cartridges that were supposed to be out of date three years ago.
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Postby dandnsmith » Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:56 pm

I'm surprised that the 930C notices expiry dates - for quite a number of years I had a 990CXI which certainly didn't (had to give it up as the whole thing failed, appearing to have blocked nozzles which just wouldn't clear)
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Postby Narendra » Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:02 pm

Thank you very much for your reply.

The printer does not have a battery and so no expiry date.
All is fine.
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