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

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This document is for the HP Officejet Pro 8000 and 8000 Wireless Printers.
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

Purchasing cartridges

To purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer, go to HP Home & Home Office Store (US only), and then click Ink Toner & Paper.
If you are located outside of the US, follow these steps to purchase cartridges using HP SureSupply.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.
Genuine HP cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.
Consult the following table to identify the correct cartridges for your area.
CartridgeRegionDescriptionPart numberExample

Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific
HP 940XL* Black Officejet Ink Cartridge C4906A
The AmericasHP 940 Black Officejet Ink Cartridge C4902A

Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge C4907A
The AmericasHP 940 Cyan Officejet Ink Cartridge C4903A

Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge C4908A
The AmericasHP 940 Magenta Officejet Ink Cartridge C4904A

Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific
HP 940XL Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge C4909A
The Americas HP 940 Yellow Officejet Ink Cartridge C4905A

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