Posted: Mar 9, 2009 11:24 am
So I take it that the cartridge doesn't move when you first plug it in? If it doesn't, chuck it and buy a new printer.
It the cartridge moves when you plug it in, you can try to get some info off it using a "tap code". I used to have these memorized when I worked for HP, but like a lot of thinks that info was pushed aside to make more room in my brain for pop culture trivia.
To access info I believe it's a four tap code. Which means while holding down the Power button, press the "X" button 4 times. Then release the power button. This will print out a sheet with all the info about your printer.
BEWARE! IF YOU TAP THE WRONG CODE YOU COULD END UP HOSING YOUR PRINTER FOR GOOD!