You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel:
- Status menu > Ink Information > Estimated Levels: View a graphic representation of the ink cartridge levels for all the cartridges.
- Status menu > Ink Information > Cartridge Info > Magenta Cyan Yellow Black: View a graphic representation of the ink cartridge level for each cartridge individually.
Also, Supply-related notifications are automatically communicated on the product control panel.
- A Supply Low message appears when an ink cartridge is nearing the estimated end of its useful life and a replacement cartridge should be obtained for use when needed.
- A Supply Very Low message appears when the ink cartridge is near its estimated end of useful life. Have a replacement ink cartridge on hand.
- A Supply Out of Ink message appears when the ink cartridge is empty.
- Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of non-HP ink cartridges, either new or remanufactured. Any damage caused by a non-HP print cartridge is not covered under the HP warranty and service agreements. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.
For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro X476dw Printer you need HP 970 Black (XL) and HP 971 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow (XL) cartridges. There are also Four Packs available, like the HP 970XL & 971XL Four Pack Black & Color Ink Cartridges (1 Black, 1 Cyan, 1 Magenta, 1 Yellow).
The product uses four colors and has a different ink cartridge for each color: yellow (Y), cyan (C), magenta (M), and black (K). The ink cartridge can be installed and removed by using one hand.
6. Do not touch the metal connector of the ink cartridge. Fingerprints on the connector can cause print-quality problems. Fingerprints may cause supply error messages. Dust may also cause supply error messages; do not leave ink cartridges outside the product for prolonged periods of time.
9. Place the old ink cartridge in the box and refer to HP’s recycling instructions at http://www.hp.com/recycle . You can also check out Amazon’s list of recycling programs and websites that will help point you in the right direction to recycle most anything.