ink cartridge not working properly

Hi,
i have hp 678 black ink cartridge. i refilled it manually.
after that whenever i give a print command it always print the first 3- 4 pages perfectly and then blank pages for rest with little black marks... this happens always.
what could be the reason for this kind of ouput.
any ways to fix it ?
i have tried cleaning printer head and ink smear from my printer software but still doesnt work.

thanks
Rohit BajajAsked:
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James BunchSystems EngineerCommented:
Is this the first time the ink cartridge was refilled? If not, are you using the recommended refill type? Those refillable cartridges are great when they work but at some point they will clog or leak or something and just have to be replaced anyways.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
HP work best with OEM HP Cartridges. Latterly they are enforcing this. The reason is the damage caused to printers by refilling cartridges.

I suggest you get a new HP cartridge and replace it as suggested above.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
For a genuine HP cartridge:  Did you use a chip resetter to reset the ink levels in the cartridge?  If not, the cartridge thinks it's still empty and this is the behavior to be expected - a couple pages, then cartridge shutoff.


(If the HP printer you are using was sold in 2012 or earlier, the tape-over-the-contacts trick does not work.)
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Obaid ur RehmanTechnical and Operations ManagerCommented:
If you refilling properly, try following:

Reset your printer to factory settings if it has this option.
Use a refilled cartridge that hasn't been used on this printer.
Check the support on the website and see if there's any firmware update available.

Newer HP printers store the ink cartridge data and counts no. of prints. When that limit is reached the cartridge / toner cannot be used in the same machine.

Also, try using this cartridge on another printer and check results.
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