Printer HP Deskjet 1000 J100 series

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Jeltroy

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I'm trying to check the ink levels for my printer. For HP Deskjet 1000 J100 series. I've installed and set up the printer but don't know where the control panel or HP toolbox is. I opened the HP Deskjet icon, but the only thing that opens is a window asking if I want to install a new printer. I opened the HP Smart app, and the printer says that it's Ready, but when I click on printer settings, then print quality tools, it says "This feature is not available for your selected printer through HP smart app. To check control panel."

I've been going around in circles trying to find the control panel or toolbox. Also, I've been using the printer for a couple of years now, with no problems. So it's hooked up correctly. It's only now I decided to use the Check Printer ink function.

Maybe I need to install another driver or something. All I want to do is check printer ink levels. Please help.

Thanks, Josie
 
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To do that, you need to make sure you have the "HP Solution Center" is installed. To find that you need to check your programs list to see if it's listed.
 

Oddba11

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I will point out that those are just estimates, not actual readings (unless HP is different than Canon). Canon provides ink levels with just the drivers installed. Every time that I print something, a box pops up which shows the ink levels. And I can always continue to print even after a specific cartridge is reported as "empty". I just totally ignore the popup now and replace whatever cartridge is empty when the actual printer output is miscolored.
 

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I found ink level stats on HP printers to be a waste of my time.
It showed me what the estimated levels were then the printer stopped printing.
I installed a new black cart and it is now printing. So it would appear the 60% remaining was far from the truth!

I now put part of an address label on the printer lid with the date the black cart was installed and the date when the color cart was installed. Of course printer usage varies widely. Some weeks we print a lot and other weeks nothing.
 
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I now put part of an address label on the printer lid with the date the black cart was installed and the date when the color cart was installed.
What a great and simple idea.....Nice! I'm going to start doing that on my HP 5610v. She's old but she works like a champ.
 
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