Had to replace a printing cartridge this morning, as I ran out of black ink. Seeing this coming a couple of months ago, I bought a color and a black HP-61 set of cartridges over at Amazon.
I put the black cartridge in, and decided what the heck, the color ink level was low…might as well do that one, too. The printer gives me a message that the black ink cartridge will need replacing.
What the…how could that be?!? I just put the damn thing in! What gives?
Taking it out, it dawns on me what the problem is: the black cartridge was not an HP-61, but a HP-61XL. Looking up the problem on Google (and Google is a good “friend” to have on days like this), it turns out that my printer does not accept suffixed cartridge.
I should have made sure to get the HP-61 black cartridge, and not its bastard offshoots. My mistake.