HP Printer Ink Supply Warning [How to Fix]

This article will guide you on how to fix the HP printer ink supply warning within minutes.

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To fix the HP printer supply ink warning, follow the instructions that apply to your cartridge type below.

How to Fix the HP Printer Ink Supply Warning on Type 1 HP Cartridges

Type 1 HP Cartridges: 935, 934, 902 – 920, 862, 655, 564, 364, 178

To fix the HP printer ink supply warning on type 1 HP cartridges, do the following tasks:

1. Reset your HP Printer – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To reset your HP printer, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Remove your printer’s rechargeable battery if it has one.

Step 2: Turn on your HP printer if it is not turned on.

Step 3: Remove the printer’s power cable from your HP printer.

Step 4: Disconnect the printer’s power cable from its power source.

Step 5: Wait for about 60 seconds.

Step 6: Connect the printer’s power cable to an outlet.

Note: It is recommended that you directly connect your HP printer to an outlet instead of other power sources such as power strips or surge protectors.

Step 7: Turn on your HP printer.

After resetting your HP printer, check if the HP printer ink supply warning has cleared.

If the warning is still displayed, do the next task.

2. Clean the Vents of your Cartridge – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To clean the vents of your cartridge, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

Step 2: Allow the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Push the cartridge’s tab inwards.

Step 4: Pull out the cartridge from its slot.

Caution: Ensure that the cartridge is not left outside your HP printer beyond 30 minutes. If the cartridge is left out for that long, it might cause damage to the cartridge and your HP printer as well.

Step 5: Remove the attached orange pull tab on your cartridge if it has one.

Step 6: Remove excessive adhesive or debris from the cartridge’s vent with the aid of a paper clip or pin.

Step 7: Reinsert the ink cartridge into its slot.

Step 8: Press down the cartridge to make it snap into place.

Step 9: Repeat the above steps for the remaining cartridges.

If the HP printer ink supply warning is still displayed, do the next task.

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Warning [Detailed Guide] to learn about other HP printer warnings that you might encounter when using your HP printer.

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3. Replace the Cartridges – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

If the above task didn’t resolve the issue, then you need to replace all the cartridges. To replace the cartridges, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Order replacement cartridges for your HP printer from a reliable local retailer or the HP Store.

Ensure that you get the correct cartridge. You should also ensure that you use only genuine HP cartridges to avoid other issues.

Step 2: Open your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

Step 3: Allow the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 4: Take out a cartridge from your HP printer.

Step 5: Install the corresponding replacement cartridge into the cartridge slot. Ensure that the cartridge snaps into place.

Step 6: Repeat the above steps for the remaining cartridges.

After replacing the cartridges, check if the HP printer ink supply warning is still displayed.

If you still see the warning, try the next task.

4. Check the Printhead – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To check if the printhead can be replaced, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

Step 2: Allow the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Check if the carriage has a latch.

  • If it doesn’t have a latch, it means that you cannot replace the printhead. In that case, you need to plan for a repair, or if necessary, a replacement by contacting HP Customer Support. If you live in Asia Pacific, you will be told to visit the nearest local service center. If your printer is still under warranty, the repair will be done for free. Therefore, you need to confirm the warranty status of your HP printer. You can confirm the status here.
  • If it has a latch, the printhead can be replaced: Continue with the steps below.

Step 4: Order a replacement printhead.

  • Get the CN643A printhead if your HP printer uses four ink cartridges.
  • Get the CN642A printhead if your HP printer uses five ink cartridges.

Step 5: Install the new printhead.

If you still get the HP printer ink supply warning message, you need to service your HP printer.

How to Fix the HP Printer Ink Supply Warning on Type 2 HP Cartridges

Type 2 HP Cartridges: 962 – 969, 951 – 959, 950, 933, 932

To fix the HP printer ink supply warning on type 2 HP cartridges, do the following tasks:

1. Reset your HP Printer – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To reset your HP printer, follow the steps we shared under the Reset your HP Printersection.

After resetting your HP printer, check if the HP printer warning message is cleared.

If it is still displayed, do the next task.

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2. Remove and then Reinsert the Cartridges – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To remove and then reinsert the cartridges to ensure that they are properly seated, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

Step 2: Allow the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Push the cartridge to bring it out.

Step 4: Push the cartridge back into the slot. Ensure that it snaps in place.

Step 5: Repeat the above steps for the remaining cartridges.

Step 6: Close your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

If this doesn’t fix the issue, do the next task.

3. Replace the Cartridges – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To replace the cartridges, do the steps under the Replace the Cartridgessection of this article.

After replacing the cartridges, check if the issue is fixed.

If you still see the HP printer warning, do the next task.

4. Replace your HP Printhead – HP Printer Ink Supply Warning

To replace your HP printhead, you need to check if the printhead can be replaced. Follow the steps below to do this:

Step 1: Open your printer’s door or the cartridge access area lid.

Step 2: Allow the carriage to become idle before you proceed.

Step 3: Check if the carriage has a latch.

  • If it doesn’t have a latch, it means that you cannot replace the printhead. In that case, you need to plan for a repair, or if necessary, a replacement by contacting HP Customer Support. If you live in Asia Pacific, you will be told to visit the nearest local service center. If your printer is still under warranty, the repair will be done for free. Therefore, you need to confirm the warranty status of your HP printer. You can confirm the status here.
  • If it has a latch, then the printhead can be replaced: Continue with the steps below.

Step 4: Order a replacement printhead.

  • If your HP printer uses the 951 or 950 cartridges, get the CR326A (Japan, Asia Pacific), CR324A (Africa, Middle East, Europe), or CR322A (Americas) printhead.
  • If your HP printer uses the 952 – 959 cartridges, get the M0H91A printhead.
  • If your HP printer uses the 962 – 969 cartridges, get the 3JB16A printhead.  

Step 5: Install the new printhead.

If you still get the warning message, then you need to service your HP printer.