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B4A 04-06-2019 02:50

HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
I bought an HP Printer 3785 in Cape Town, South Africa. As I am circumnavigating, now I find myself in Brazil and need an ink cartridge.

Unfortunately, HP seems to block cartridges bought in countries that are different from the country of origin of the printer.

I bought a cartridge here in Brazil that it's made for the same model of my printer, although here in Brazil my printer is called with a different number. But I made sure about the compatibility by looking at HP website.

Needless to say, the cartridge doesn't work. I've contacted HP, but they were not able to help.

https://i.ibb.co/4VVKvp0/printer.jpg

Neptune's Gear 04-06-2019 03:35

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Get the old one refilled

john61ct 04-06-2019 05:08

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Every less-developed nation I've been to has an IT oriented mall or neighborhood, where hundreds of tiny stalls are filled with very smart people selling everything you need.

And especially, know how to defeat these idiotic DRM type IP protections.

B4A 05-06-2019 03:15

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Thanks, I've been lucky enough to never have to bother with this stuff. I'll ask around.

Quote:

Originally Posted by john61ct (Post 2901931)
Every less-developed nation I've been to has an IT oriented mall or neighborhood, where hundreds of tiny stalls are filled with very smart people selling everything you need.

And especially, know how to defeat these idiotic DRM type IP protections.


Username25 05-06-2019 03:52

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Why don't you buy ink e.g. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/3282...AbTest=ae803_4 and fill it up? This is very easy process and you will have ink for a future filling too.

singlespeed 05-06-2019 08:20

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Replacement cartridges are insanely priced, everywhere. Use a refill kit. Even Amazon has a huge selection. Very easy to do, but refill inside, out of the wind. I learned the hard way and finally resorted to refilling in our stainless steel sink on a windless day. No matter how carefully you are, some ink always escapes.

dennismenace111 05-06-2019 08:26

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B4A (Post 2901886)
I bought an HP Printer 3785 in Cape Town, South Africa. As I am circumnavigating, now I find myself in Brazil and need an ink cartridge.

Unfortunately, HP seems to block cartridges bought in countries that are different from the country of origin of the printer.

I bought a cartridge here in Brazil that it's made for the same model of my printer, although here in Brazil my printer is called with a different number. But I made sure about the compatibility by looking at HP website.

Needless to say, the cartridge doesn't work. I've contacted HP, but they were not able to help.

https://i.ibb.co/4VVKvp0/printer.jpg

Some of types of cartridges cannot be refilled or if they can, they are limited in the number times that they can be refilled. The printer actually reads the cartridge and can tell if its been refilled or how many times.



Have you tried Ebay or AMAZON? Im sure you could find the correct version of cartridge from some provider somewhere who really doesnt care that youre in Brazil.

meirriba 05-06-2019 12:58

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by B4A (Post 2901886)
I bought an HP Printer 3785 in Cape Town, South Africa. As I am circumnavigating, now I find myself in Brazil and need an ink cartridge.

Unfortunately, HP seems to block cartridges bought in countries that are different from the country of origin of the printer.

I bought a cartridge here in Brazil that it's made for the same model of my printer, although here in Brazil my printer is called with a different number. But I made sure about the compatibility by looking at HP website.

Needless to say, the cartridge doesn't work. I've contacted HP, but they were not able to help.

https://i.ibb.co/4VVKvp0/printer.jpg

FWIW: I have HP3785 purchased in Turkey. Bought in Greece compatible cartridges (not made by HP) and everything works fine.

john61ct 05-06-2019 13:03

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Yes they use like five or seven sections of the world, like DVD players.

Greece and Turkey are in the same zone.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euro...ast_and_Africa

B4A 06-06-2019 09:22

Re: HP Printer 3785 ink cartridge
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by singlespeed (Post 2902737)
Replacement cartridges are insanely priced, everywhere. Use a refill kit. Even Amazon has a huge selection. Very easy to do, but refill inside, out of the wind. I learned the hard way and finally resorted to refilling in our stainless steel sink on a windless day. No matter how carefully you are, some ink always escapes.



Thank you Singlespeed! We found a hole in the wall that did the job for USD2.50!!!

This forum is fantastic! You can find clever answers for everything!

https://i.ibb.co/fvxKSyj/D92-C557-D-...-A5-A11-B0.jpg


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