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Checking Ink Levels for HP Officejet Pro 8000 (A809a) and 8000 Wireless (A809n) Printer Series

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Follow these steps to check the ink levels for your printer. Check the ink levels to determine how soon you might need to replace a cartridge. The ink level shows an estimate of the amount of ink remaining in the cartridges.
NOTE:The ink levels displayed are estimates only. The actual ink levels may be different from the estimate. If using a refilled or remanufactured ink cartridge or a cartridge that has been used in another printer, the ink level indicator will be inaccurate or unavailable.

Checking ink levels

Follow these steps to print a self-test report and review the estimated ink levels of your printer.

Video of printing a test page

The following video demonstrates how to print a printer status report.
NOTE:This video shows the HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer series (A809), but the steps are the same for your printer.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
  1. Press and hold the Cancel button () for 3 seconds.
    The self-test page prints.
    NOTE:If the product is connected to a network, the network configuration page or the wireless configuration page also prints. This is normal.
  2. The ink levels appear as gauges in the Ink Cartridge Status section of the self-test page.
    Figure 1: Example of Self-test page
    Image: Example of Self-test page

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