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17-07-2002, 02:22 PM
Be wary refilling HP cartridges. The c6578 cartridge shows from the label side the colours as Red, Blue, Yellow. The Hp Toolbox shows them from the label side as Yellow, Red(Magenta), Blue(Cyan) which is per Inktec refill instructions. Currently have cartridge which prints blue in a delightful shade of green. That will learn me to read the instructions next time!!

Rod J
17-07-2002, 04:45 PM
Are you sure you filled it incorrectly? Make sure you don't overfill any colour. If you even slightly overfill a colour it will flow out and contaminate the other colours. I had a lot of trouble with ours that way. It took ages to remove the contamination even after sucking out quite a bit of extra ink. No more than 8mls from empty seems to be enough. BTW, the best way to be sure of no mix ups is to place the cartridge on a paper towel for a few seconds and see where the colour stripes line up. Can't go wrong that way.

Bryan D
17-07-2002, 07:28 PM
This site: http://www.alotofthings.com/ may be of interest to you. They specialise in injet refills and advice.

18-07-2002, 01:23 PM
Thanks for comments, tried the paper towel method on a good cartridge and yes yellow, red, blue is the correct sequence from the label side and following the cartridge label stuffs things up. Other advice received was not to fill more than 5mls. How do you determine the cartridge is empty?, the Hp Tool merely shows all 3 colours at the bottom when advising the cartridge is empty which is difficult to beleive that all colours run out at the same time. Must use Paint to make a test page to sort out which colour needs refilling.
Thanks for other site, some useful info.

Rod J
18-07-2002, 04:08 PM
You are right about doubting that all the colours run out at the same time. I can just about guarantee that won't happen! Ours seems to run out of yellow first. You can test it by comparing a test page printout with a known good page. When it runs out of one colour it is pretty obvious which one it is. BTW, that web site suggested by Bryan D is excellent, and I notice it had special print test pages which you can download to test the printout with as well.

Glad we were able to help you.